“Live Your Life” is a song by American rapper T.I., from his sixth studio album, Paper Trail (2008), and features Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released as the seventh single from the album on September 23, 2008. The song is a conscious hip hop track with elements of contemporary R&B. The song’s lyrics speak of T.I.’s rise to fame and optimism of the future. It also gives dedication to the American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Live Your Life” was a commercial success worldwide. In the United States, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100, marking T.I.’s third number-one single, and Rihanna’s fifth. The song also attained top ten placements in twelve other countries, reaching the top five in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, “Live Your Life” topped the US Mainstream Top 40 and Rap Songs charts and reached number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song remains T.I.’s highest charting and most successful single worldwide since its release.