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Livin' It Up (Ja Rule song)

"Livin' It Up" is the lead single by American rapper Ja Rule featuring singer Case, released in July 2001 from the album Pain is Love. The song samples Stevie Wonder's 1982 song "Do I Do". Retired NBA All-Star, Baron Davis, makes an appearance in the video. Former pornographic actress, Sunny Leone, also makes an appearance in the video. The song was featured on the 2002 film, Friday After Next.

"Livin' It Up"
Livin it Up.jpg
Single by Ja Rule featuring Case
from the album Pain Is Love
ReleasedJuly 3, 2001
FormatCD single
Recorded2001
GenreHip hop
Label
Songwriter(s)Jeffrey Atkins, Irving Lorenzo, Leon Haywood, Frederick Knight, Stevie Wonder, Robin Mays
Producer(s)Irv Gotti
Ja Rule singles chronology
"I Cry"
(2001)
"Livin' It Up"
(2001)
"I'm Real (Murda Remix)"
(2001)

It received a re-issue in the United Kingdom in 2002, and peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, it peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Track listingEdit

Australian CD

  1. "Livin' It Up" (radio edit) – 4:18
  2. "Livin' It Up" (instrumental) – 4:19
  3. "I Cry" (featuring Lil' Mo) – 5:18
  4. "Livin' It Up" (enhanced video)

ChartsEdit

Chart (2001–02) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 6
France (SNEP)[2] 32
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 20
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 29
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 32
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[6] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 4
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[10] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 8

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Silver 200,000 

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ja Rule feat. Case – Livin' It Up". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Case – Livin' It Up" (in French). Les classement single.
  3. ^ "Chart Track: Week 30, 2002". Irish Singles Chart.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ja Rule feat. Case – Livin' It Up" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  5. ^ "Charts.nz – Ja Rule feat. Case – Livin' It Up". Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/r-and-b-singles-chart/20020728/114/
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  11. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  12. ^ "British single certifications – Ja Rule featuring Case – Livin' It Up". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 9, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Livin' It Up in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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