American Oxygen

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"American Oxygen"
Single by Rihanna
ReleasedApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014–2015
Genre
Length5:20
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Rihanna singles chronology
"Bitch Better Have My Money"
(2015)
"American Oxygen"
(2015)
"Work"
(2016)

"American Oxygen" is a song recorded by Rihanna. It was supposed to be from her eighth studio album Anti (2010), but the song was later released by itself. It was written by Alex da Kid, Candice Pillay, Sam Harris and Rihanna; Alex da Kid and Kanye West produced it.[1]

Background[change | change source]

The writing of the song began in 2014, and it continued into 2015.[2] Sam Harris who wrote the song felt that Rihanna would be good to sing it as she originally was a black female immigrant in America. He was also "choked up" when he heard Rihanna sing it as he idolized her.[2]


Charts[change | change source]

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[29] Gold 30,000ǂ^
Sweden (GLF)[30] Platinum 20,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[change | change source]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Australia April 14, 2015 Digital download
[31]
Brazil [32]
France [33]
Germany [34]
Italy [35]
New Zealand [36]
Spain [37]
United Kingdom [38]
Canada April 16, 2015 [39]
United States [40]
April 20, 2015 Hot/Modern/AC radio [41]
April 21, 2015 Contemporary hit radio [42]

References[change | change source]

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