“This Is America” is a song by American rapper Childish Gambino, the musical stage name of actor Donald Glover. Written and produced by Glover and Ludwig Göransson, it was released on May 5, 2018, at the same time that Glover was hosting that day’s episode of Saturday Night Live. The song features background vocals by American rappers Young Thug, Slim Jxmmi, BlocBoy JB, 21 Savage, and Quavo. Its music video was directed by frequent Glover collaborator Hiro Murai.According to RCA Records, the song is not the first single from his upcoming studio album. “This Is America” debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming both Glover’s first number one and top ten single in the country.