Female (song)
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Female Song

Single by Keith Urban
from the album Graffiti U
Released8 November 2017
FormatDigital download
GenreCountry pop
Keith Urban singles chronology
"The Fighter"
"Parallel Line"

"Female" is a song written by Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon, and Ross Copperman and recorded by New Zealand-born Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in November 2017 as the first single from Urban's 2018 album Graffiti U. Urban debuted the song live on the 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards that same day.[1]


The song, which was written in early October 2017,[2] has been described as "an empowerment anthem partially inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal."[1] Urban said of the song that "as a husband and a father of two young girls, it affects me in a lot of ways. And as a son -- my mother is alive. It just speaks to all of the females in my life, particularly. For a guy who grew up with no sisters in a house of boys, it's incredible how now I'm surrounded by girls. But not only in my house; I employ a huge amount of women in my team. The song just hit me for so many reasons."[1]

Urban's wife Nicole Kidman and song co-writer Nicolle Galyon provided background vocals on the track.[2]

Commercial performance

"Female" was the best-selling country song on the week of its debut, with 21,000 copies sold based on only a couple of days sales after its release,[3] and entered the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 21.[4] The following week, it sold a further 32,000 copies, and entered Billboard Hot 100 at No. 69.[5][6] It has sold 163,000 copies in the US as of March 2018.[7]

Reaching a peak of number 12 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts, "Female" became Urban's first single to miss the Top 10 since his mainstream debut, "It's a Love Thing," from 1999, ending a streak of 37 top ten hits.



  1. ^ a b c Joe Lynch (8 November 2017). "Keith Urban Brings His Harvey Weinstein-Inspired Song 'Female' to 2017 CMAs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b WENN (11 November 2017). "Nicole Kidman sings backup on Keith Urban's 'Female' song inspired by Harvey Weinstein". WJLA. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (15 November 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: November 14, 2017". Roughstock.
  4. ^ Gary Trust, Trevor Anderson (16 October 2017). "Chart Beat Podcast: What Should the Next Singles Be From Taylor Swift's 'Reputation'?". Billboard.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (22 November 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: November 21, 2017". Roughstock. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Cantor, Brian (20 November 2017). "Keith Urban's "Female" Debuts On Billboard Hot 100". Headline Planet.
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (13 March 2018). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: March 13, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #447". auspOp. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Country Airplay - Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Hot Country Songs - Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.

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