Jason Derulo
Features TY Dolla $ign
Nicki Minaj
Released January 2, 2017
Recorded November 2016
Format Digital download
Genre Dancehall, dance
Length 3:36
Label Warner Bros.
Writer Jason Desrouleaux, Onika Maraj, Tyrone Girffin Jr., Eric Frederic, Gamal Lewis, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Russell Jones, Robert Diggs
Producer Ricky Reed, Jarami
Single information
Single release January 2, 2017
Video release March 17, 2017
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"Swalla" is a song recorded by American singer Jason Derulo featuring Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj, and American singer Ty Dolla $ign. It was officially announced January 2, 2017 and released February 24, 2017, by Warner Bros. Records, as the lead single from Derulo's upcoming fifth studio album, 777. The song was written by Derulo, Minaj, Dolla $ign, Ricky Reed, LunchMoney Lewis, Robert Diggs, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Robin Weisse and Russell Jones.


Derulo previewed "Swalla" in a video posted in August 2016. He officially announced it as a single on January 2, 2017. "Swalla" premiered on February 23, 2017, and was released for digital download on iTunes Storethe next day. While talking about the song on the red carpet of the 59th Grammy Awards, Derulo said;

On May 12, 2017 the trio released "Swalla (After Dark Remix)", a slow-paced acoustic remix of the original song.

Parts of the chorus are created as an interpolation of ODB's song Shimmy Shimmy Ya.

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Critical reception

Justin Ivey from XXL wrote that Minaj "comes through to close out the track with bars that steal the show". Joshua Espinoza of Complex wrote that "Jason and Ty handle their verses nicely, but Nicki is definitely the star", also saying that the song "definitely has potential". Rap-Up also praised Minaj's verse saying that she "anchors the track with a third and final verse that many will likely assume is another thinly-veiled jab at Remy Ma". Hilary Hughes from MTV News wrote that this is a "steamy number that has all three chiming in over a wobbly beat that would feel right at home on the floor of a beach club in the Caribbean".

Music Video

Jason Derulo - Swalla (feat

Jason Derulo - Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)