Single: The Breakdown

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The Breakdown

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Single details


Released: 18 April 2014 (USA) (digital release)
23 April 2014 (Worldwide) (digital release)
Related album: Art Official Age
Label(s): NPG Records / Warner Bros. Records
Non-Album track(s):

None

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
France: SNEP Top Singles 21 Apr. 2014 172 1
Belgium: Ultratop Urban Flanders 3 May 2014 25 8
Belgium: Ultratop Ultratip Flanders 10 May 2014 39 4
Belgium: Ultratop Ultratip Wallony 10 May 2014 38 3
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Art Official Age
album
 
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The Breakdown is a digital single released on 18 April 2014, as a stand-alone Prince single. Five months later, The Breakdown (as Breakdown) was included on Prince's 37th studio album Art Official Age and can be considered the album's second single (after Breakfast Can Wait).

It was made available on iTunes and Spotify just before midnight in Minneapolis, (several hours after a press release announcing a major deal between Prince and Warner Bros. Records).

It was made available on Amazon USA on 22 April 2014, worldwide on iTunes on 23 April 2014 and worldwide on Amazon, Google Play, 7Digital and Qobuz on 25 April 2014.

The song was first publicly played by DJ Rashida prior to Prince's DJ set on 19 January 2013, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN, USA and had been played live throughout 2013.

The download page on iTunes reflects the the new deal with Warner Bros. Records as it reads:
"The copyright in this sound recording is owned by NPG Records under exclusive license to Warner Bros. Records, Inc."

Track listing
Digital Platforms

1. The Breakdown (4:04)

Reference:
iTunes: iD866402885 (wordlwide)
Amazon:

USA: B00JUG2W4M
UK: B00JX0IA6Y
DE: B00JX481VE
FR: B00JWWPXUY
SP: B00JWV9XL0
JP: B00JWTBY28

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.


Other Formats
CD Promo 12"
  • (NL: Cat Nr needed)

1. The Breakdown (4:04)

  • This record is not scheduled to released in vinyl format.
Others
  • This record is not scheduled to released in any other format.

Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA Digital (.mp3) id866402885 iTunes
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The Netherlands CD None Promotional CDR
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • initial single artwork (18 - 22 April 2014).
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References
  • Download Platforms:
iTunes USA; UK; The Netherlands; Germany; France; Spain; Italy; Australia; Japan; Amazon USA; UK; Germany; France; Spain; Japan; Google Play; 7 Digital; Qobuz; Deezer
  • Press:
Prince Releases New Song "The Breakdown" (Rolling Stone: 19 April 2014)
Prince Gets Melancholy in His Latest Song, "The Breakdown" by Sharan Shetty (Slate: 19 April 2014)
Prince releases new song, The Breakdown (The Guardian: 21 April 2014)
  • Releases
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