DJ Khaled is back at it again with a hot new hit that features several popular artists. This year, he dropped the song “Wild Thoughts,” which is part of his new album Grateful. The music video was nominated four times for best collab, best song of the summer, video of the year, and best art direction.
Here’s how this music video has become such a hit.
1. It features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
A lot of DJ Khaled’s songs feature a lot of other artists. For example, in “I’m the One,” he had Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, and Quavo. In other music videos, he’s had other artists such as Chris Brown, Drake, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, and more.
However, this music video included Barbadian singer Rihanna and American singer Bryson Tiller. Putting two artists who have immense popularity in one song is a recipe for a huge hit.
2. It samples the 1999 hit single “Maria Maria” by Santana.
If the song sounded familiar to you, it’s probably because it samples the song “Maria Maria.” Santana, who wrote the song “Maria Maria,” said he praised the artist’s take on the song.
3. The music video was colorful.
The music video was nominated for Best Art Direction and Music Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. The video was shot in Florida, California, and in a small Haitian neighborhood to give the video an upbeat summer nightlife vibe. The video was very creative and featured many bright colors.
DJ Khaled’s creativity in “Wild Thoughts” has brought him massive success this year. By sampling from a very popular song and collaborating with Rihanna and Bryson, he has topped charts and gone platinum.
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Yocelyn Mendoza is majoring in communications and double minoring in graphic design and Spanish. She enjoys drawing, discovering new music and going on hikes.