Into You (Fabolous song)

"Into You" is the third single by American rapper Fabolous from his second studio album Street Dreams. It is also on Tamia's album More. It reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the second single from the album to reach the top 10 after top 10 single, "Can't Let You Go". The song stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart throughout 2003, and finished at number 23.

"Into You"
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Single by Fabolous featuring Tamia (Single) / featuring Ashanti (Original)
from the album Street Dreams (both versions) and More (Tamia version)
ReleasedJuly 15, 2003 (2003-07-15)
Recorded2002
Genre
Length4:34 (Ashanti version)
4:54 (Tamia version)
LabelDesert Storm
Songwriter(s)Fabolous, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Lionel Richie, Ronald LaPread, Tamia
Producer(s)DJ Clue, DURO
Fabolous singles chronology
"Can't Let You Go"
(2003)
"Into You"
(2003)
"Make U Mine"
(2003)
Tamia singles chronology
"Tell Me Who"
(2001)
"Into You"
(2003)
"Officially Missing You"
(2003)
Audio
"Into You" (featuring Ashanti) on YouTube
"Into You" (featuring Tamia) on YouTube
"Into You" (featuring Tamia) (radio edit) on YouTube

"Into You" is based on Tamia's 1998 single "So Into You", produced by Tim & Bob and samples the Commodores' song "Say Yeah", as it was originally sampled on the original Tamia song.

The song originally featured Ashanti, but After the CEO of then record label Murder Inc. refused to let her film a music video to promote the single, Fabolous reached out to Tamia to re-record a commercial version (radio edit). In addition both the album and single versions got heavy radio-play resulting in all three artists being credited on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music videoEdit

The music video for the single is 4 minutes and 20 seconds long and was originally supposed to have Ashanti in it, but because Irv Gotti refuses to allow Ashanti to shoot the video, Fabolous and his record label were forced to go with Tamia for the video instead. The video was shot primarily on a beach, for a summer vibe to keep the single hot and make it a summer hit, even though the song itself was released in March. K. D. Aubert also makes a cameo in the video as his love interest.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Into You" (clean single edit) featuring Tamia
  2. "Into You" (explicit single version) featuring Tamia *
  3. "Young'n"
  4. "Keepin' It Gangsta"
  • Appears on Tamia's album More and on the CD single

ChartsEdit

Chart (2003–04) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 4
France (SNEP)[2] 44
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 39
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[4] 37
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 87
UK Singles (OCC)[6] 18
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 6
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 4

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[10] Gold 35,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Fabolous feat. Tamia – Into You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Lescharts.com – Fabolous feat. Tamia – Into You" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Fabolous". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Fabolous feat. Tamia" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Fabolous feat. Tamia – Into You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  9. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2021.

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