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"Grillz" is a song recorded by American rapper Nelly featuring fellow American rappers Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp and uncredited vocals by American singer Brandi Williams. The song was written by Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Paul Wall, Ali, Gipp and James Phillips; it contains samples of "Soldier", written by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelendria Rowland, Tenitra Williams, Garrett Hamler and Rich Harrison, and performed by Destiny's Child; it also contains samples of "Left Me Lonely" by MC Shan. Its production was handled by Dupri. When released, it topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

"Grillz"
Grillz.jpg
Single by Nelly featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp
from the album Sweatsuit
ReleasedNovember 8, 2005
FormatDigital download
Recorded2005
GenreHip hop
Length4:30
LabelDerrty Ent., Universal
Songwriter(s)Cornell Haynes, Jr., Jermaine Mauldin, Ali Jones, Cameron Gipp, James Phillips, Paul Slayton, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelendria Rowland, Tenitra Williams, Garrett Hamler, Rich Harrison
Producer(s)Jermaine Dupri
Nelly singles chronology
"Get It Poppin'"
(2005)
"Grillz"
(2005)
"Nasty Girl"
(2005)
Paul Wall singles chronology
"Sittin' Sidewayz"
(2005)
"Grillz"
(2005)
"They Don't Know"
(2005)
Ali & Gipp singles chronology
"Grillz"
(2005)
"Go 'Head"
(2005)

Contents

Music videoEdit

The song's music video, directed by Fat Cats, was released in 2005. Jermaine Dupri, Big Boi, Iamsu!, Avery Storm, St. Lunatics, Taylor Made, Jung Tru, Chocolate Tai, and Johnny Dang make cameo appearances in the music video.

RemixesEdit

The official remix, featuring rapper Chingo Bling, was released in 2006. Another official remix features rappers Diamonique and Lil Rob.

Usage as sampleEdit

Fabolous interpolated lines from the chorus in the beginning of his song "The Wake" from There is no Competition 2: the Grieving Music EP.

Chart performanceEdit

In ten weeks, "Grillz" reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1] It stayed on the top spot for two consecutive weeks. At the end of the year it was ranked number 12 on the Billboard 2006 year-end chart.[2]

AwardsEdit

In 2007, the song was nominated for Best Rap Performance as a Duo or Group at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. The RIAA certified it Platinum in the United States.[3]

Charts and certificationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Billboard Top 100 - 2006". Billboardtop100of.com. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
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  6. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
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  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 13, 2006". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
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  12. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
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  17. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2006". ARIA. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Urban Singles 2006". ARIA. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  19. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2006" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved May 4, 2019.