“Whip My Hair” is the title of the song recorded by American child actress and singer, Willow Camille Reign Smith (born October 31, 2000), better known by her stage name Willow. The song is the debut single from her yet-to-be-titled debut release. The song was written by Janae Rockwell and Ronald “Jukebox” Jackson, with the latter producing the track. Soon after the song’s debut, it was officially announced that Smith signed a record deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. The song impacted urban airplay on September 21, 2010. It was released digitally on October 26, 2010. Prior to radio add dates and release, the song collected greatest gainer recognitions on the Rap Songs chart, and on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Smith received media attention for her extravagant outfits compared to Rihanna, whom she later credited as a musical influence. Coincidentally leaked on the same day as Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)”, the song was covered by numerous media outlets, including Time, Billboard, and CNN the day of its release.