Freeze (T-Pain song)

"Freeze" is the third and final single from R&B singer T-Pain from his third album, Thr33 Ringz. The song features singer Chris Brown. The song was released on iTunes on October 10 [1] and was added to T-Pain's MySpace on October 17. A version that features Omarion was originally on the album, but was changed to Chris Brown.

Single by T-Pain featuring Chris Brown
from the album Thr33 Ringz
ReleasedOctober 10, 2008
LabelNappy Boy/Konvict/Jive
Songwriter(s)T-Pain, Chris Brown
T-Pain singles chronology
"Chopped 'n' Skrewed"
"One More Drink"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Work That!"

Critical responseEdit

The Guardian editor Alex Macpherson praised the production: "Thr33 Ringz' humour is still superbly crass and mostly enjoyable, especially when allied with the skittering beats and post-funk bounce of Freeze."[2] Jesal 'Jay Soul' Padania of called this song nice enough.[3] Eric Henderson wrote a positive review: "Freeze" might be another freeze-dried Chris Brown upper, but it boasts the cleanest production this side of Ne-Yo."[4]

Music videoEdit

The shoot for the music video was released on YouTube on September 30 by Mike & Rocco (reality).[5] The video was set to premiere on January 5, 2009[6] but leaked on December 31, 2008 and was officially released on January 1, 2009 via MTV Jams.[7]

Chart positionsEdit

"Freeze" debuted at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US with downloads only, and also debuted at number 45 on the Canadian Hot 100 and number 62 on the UK Singles Chart due to digital downloads in those countries. Also in the US it charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs after its physical release at number 39. It has been most successful in Australia and New Zealand peaking at number 26 and number 23 respectively.

Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 38
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 39
US Billboard Pop 100 52
Canadian Hot 100 45
UK Singles Chart 62[8]
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 26
Australian Urban Top 40 8[9]
New Zealand Singles Chart 23[10]


  1. ^ Countdown to Thr33 Ringz. Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine iTunes. Accessed October 10, 2008.
  2. ^ "CD: T-Pain, Thr33 Ringz". 7 November 2008.
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  4. ^ "Review: T-Pain, Thr33 Ringz". Slant Magazine. 11 November 2008.
  5. ^ Freeze video shoot
  6. ^ "Check out this video: CHRIS BROWN & T-PAIN Behind the NEW Video for FREEZE van T Pain op Myspace". 2008-12-22. Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  7. ^ The video ranked at #82 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.. [1][permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "T-Pain and Chris Brown - Freeze - Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  9. ^ Top 40 Urban Albums & Singles Chart Archived September 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2012-02-16.