|Single by Maren Morris|
|from the album Girl|
|Released||January 18, 2019|
|Maren Morris singles chronology|
"Girl" is a song recorded by American country music singer Maren Morris for her second studio album of the same name. Morris co-wrote the song with Sarah Aarons and its producer Greg Kurstin. It was released to American country radio on January 18, 2019 through Columbia Nashville as the album's first single. The song has been certified gold in the United States.
The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and premiered on CMT, GAC and Vevo in January 2019. It begins and ends with Morris giving a spoken-word monologue about what it means to be a girl, and is interspersed with footage of Morris performing on stage, and various anonymous women going through hardships in life, as well Morris being critiqued by male music executive.
"Girl" reached a peak of Number One on the Billboard Country Airplay chart dated August 3, 2019. It is the singer's third single to reach the top of the Country Airplay chart, and it was also the first solo female song to lead the chart in over a year, since Kelsea Ballerini's "Legends" in February 2018. The following week, it fell to number 13, making it the first song to fall out of the top 10 from Number One since Shania Twain's "You Win My Love" fell from number 1 to number 11 in 1996.
The song has sold 123,000 copies in the United States as of July 2019.
Credits and personnel
- Maren Morris – vocals, backing vocals, songwriter
- Greg Kurstin – producer, songwriter, drums
- Sarah Aarons – songwriter
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||80,000|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
|Various||January 18, 2019||Columbia Nashville|
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