Childish Gambino’s extraordinary music video for “This Is America” helped push his music to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and also marked his first top 10 on the chart. The visuals — which tackle sensitive, pressing subjects, including police brutality and gun control — also broke all of the musician’s previous YouTube records, accruing more than 50 million views on the platform within days.
While “This Is America” is certainly one of his standout releases, Billboard is taking a look back at all of his music videos to date, starting with Donald Glover’s first official solo foray into music, 2011’s “Freaks and Geeks,” followed by that same year’s “Bonfire.”
In 2012, Gambino appeared in Josh Osho’s “Giants” video, as well as videos for “Heartbeat” and “Fire Fly,” the singles from his debut album Camp. The following year saw another Camp track “L.E.S.” — which stands for Lower East Side — take video form, this time being shot on the streets of its subject in Manhattan.
That same year, he and Jhené Aiko paid homage to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 “Bed-Ins for Peace” protest. You can also spot Gambino’s collab with Chance the Rapper, “The Worst Guys,” take a ferris wheel ride with an oversize teddy bear in “3005,” and dance with Glover in a fast-food restaurant in 2015’s “Sober.”
Plus, there’s Childish Gambino’s knockout performance of 2017’s “Redbone” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
You can view all of these clips, and more, in the video below.