Into You (Fabolous song)

"Into You" is the third single from American rapper Fabolous's second studio album, Street Dreams (2003), featuring either Ashanti or Tamia. The song also appears on Tamia's album More. "Into You" originally featured Ashanti, but after Irv Gotti of Murder Inc. Records refused to let her film a music video to promote the single, Fabolous reached out to Tamia to re-record a commercial version. Both the album and single versions received heavy radio-play, resulting in all three artists being credited on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1]

"Into You"
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Single by Fabolous featuring Ashanti or Tamia
from the album Street Dreams (both versions) and More (Tamia version)
ReleasedJune 16, 2003 (2003-06-16)
Length
  • 4:34 (Ashanti version)
  • 4:54 (Tamia version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Fabolous
  • Tim Kelley
  • Bob Robinson
  • Lionel Richie
  • Ronald LaPread
  • Tamia
Producer(s)
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

Based on Tamia's 1998 single "So Into You", which samples the Commodores' song "Say Yeah", "Into You" reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the second single from the album to reach the top 10, after "Can't Let You Go". The song stayed on the Hot 100 throughout 2003, finishing at number 23 on the chart's year-end edition. The single also reached number four in Australia and entered the top 40 in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

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 refused 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 listingsEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold 400,000 

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States June 16, 2003 [26]
July 7, 2003 Contemporary hit radio [27]
Australia September 8, 2003 CD [28]
United Kingdom October 20, 2003
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
[29]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Into You (Australian CD single liner notes). Fabolous. Elektra Records, Desert Storm Records. 2003. 7559674722.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ Into You (European CD single liner notes). Fabolous. Elektra Records, Desert Storm Records. 2003. 7559-67471-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Into You (UK CD single liner notes). Fabolous. Elektra Records, Desert Storm Records. 2003. E7470CD, 7559-67470-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Into You (UK 12-inch single vinyl disc). Fabolous. Elektra Records, Desert Storm Records. 2003. E7470T.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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