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Tommy Richman Parties in Paris for VHS-Styled ‘Million Dollar Baby’ Video: Watch

By Michael Jul 6, 2024

Tommy Richman became a household name with “Million Dollar Baby” almost instantaneously upon its April arrival. Over two months later, with his breakout anthem remaining a chart staple, the DMV native delivered a visual to the catchy hit on Friday (July 5).

Richman and his team mobbed across the world for the video shoot, which took place in Los Angeles, Paris and his home state of Virginia.

The 24-year-old makes it rain in the nightclub and then hangs out in front of the Eiffel Tower before also heading to the very Queen’s Gambit in Virginia that he name-drops on “Million Dollar Baby.” Although, from a style standpoint, Richman reps the Big Apple with a New York Jacket and signature Yankees fitted cap.

Tommy adds the VHS effect to give the clip an edgier and vintage aesthetic through the fish-eye lens. He released a VHS-styled version of “Million Dollar Baby,” which some fans preferred to listen to the rougher cut.

“It was the combination of the sound of the VHS camera, the vibe of the people in the studio, how short the snippet was and how in your face the audio was,” Richman told Billboard of his smash catching fire on TikTok before is release. “The audio is really loud. I compare the audio to my other TikToks, and the one snippet is in your face. I think that’s why it caught on.”

“Million Dollar Baby” exploded onto the music scene upon its April 26 arrival and has been ubiquitous since. The track debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and currently sits at No. 6 in its ninth week on the chart.

The banger has also continued to be a viral force on social media as “Million Dollar Baby” spends an eighth week atop the TikTok Billboard Top 50, a new record.

Looking to shed the one-hit wonder label, Tommy Richman followed-up “Baby” with “Devil Is a Lie” in June, which boosted to No. 35 on this week’s Hot 100. He’s currently hard at work finishing up his debut album, Coyote.

Watch the “Million Dollar Baby” video below.

By Michael

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