Close Friends (song)

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"Close Friends"
Single by Lil Baby
from the album Drip Harder
ReleasedFebruary 2, 2019
Lil Baby singles chronology
"Close Friends"
Music video
"Close Friends" on YouTube

"Close Friends" is a song by American rapper Lil Baby. It was released on February 2, 2019, as the second single from Drip Harder, his collaborative mixtape with Gunna. The track was produced by Turbo. The love story-esque video, shot in Paris, France, was released on February 13, 2019, a day before Valentine's Day, and features Lil Baby and his real-life girlfriend. The song reached number one on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs airplay chart.

Music video[]

Lil Baby and his girlfriend, Jayda Cheaves, having dinner in Paris, France.

The music video was released a day before Valentine's Day 2019. Directed by Daps, it was filmed in Paris, France, during Lil Baby's first-ever trip to Paris.[1] Lil Baby felt Paris represents love and romance, and therefore chose to shoot it there.[2] The video features him and his real-life girlfriend Jayda Cheaves, having a romantic outdoor dinner with the Eiffel Tower in view.[3] The visual recounts their relationship and concludes with the two having a fall out.[1] As of July 2020, the video has over 170 million views on YouTube.

Critical reception[]

Revolt's Chase Ichiki called the track a standout from Drip Harder.[4]



Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Gold 40,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[14] 4× Platinum 4,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Williams, Aarom (February 13, 2020). "Lil Baby's Romantic Paris Vacation Goes South In His Heartbroken 'Close Friends' Video". Uproxx. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  2. ^ "Lil Baby Shares "Close Friends" Video". February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2020 – via Universal Music Group.
  3. ^ Lark, Denver (February 13, 2020). "Lil Baby Takes Paris For New "Close Friends" Video". Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  4. ^ Ichiki, Chase (February 14, 2020). "Lil Baby relives a love story in "Close Friends"". Revolt. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "Lil Baby Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Lil Baby Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Lil Baby Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Lil Baby Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2019". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  11. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2019". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2019". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Lil Baby – Close Friends". Music Canada. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Baby – Close Friends". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
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