Mad (Ne-Yo song)

"Mad" is a song by American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo. It was released as the third single from his third studio album, Year of the Gentleman (2008), and was produced by Stargate and himself.

"Mad"
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Single by Ne-Yo
from the album Year of the Gentleman
ReleasedNovember 17, 2008
RecordedSeptember 2007
Genre
Length4:14
LabelDef Jam
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Camera Phone"
(2008)
"Mad"
(2008)
"Knock You Down"
(2009)

Music videoEdit

The video for the song was directed by Diane Martel. It premiered on AOL on November 25, 2008. The video, shot in black and white, presents a narrative wherein Ne-Yo argues with his girlfriend (played by Faune Chambers). After leaving, in an attempt to save a child from a car accident, someone is fatally hit. At the end of the video, it is revealed that the whole time it has been the ghost of Ne-Yo's character singing, and that it was he who was killed. The video to this song is Part 2 to his song "Part of the List".

The music video appears to mirror the 1999 American thriller The Sixth Sense from M. Night Shyamalan, in which Bruce Willis plays a psychologist who is shot by an estranged patient of his. Based on how the film was shot and portrayed, Bruce Willis is shown in many situations as if he is there physically, when in actuality he was murdered by his patient, just as how Ne-Yo appears with his girlfriend, seeming to be there physically and that she is ignoring him due to their earlier argument, when he is actually dead.[1]

The video ranked at number 63 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.[2]

Chart performanceEdit

"Mad" debuted at number 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 11. It reached the top ten of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, peaking at number 6. On the UK Singles Chart, it reached number 19, giving Ne-Yo his third top 20 hit from the Year of the Gentleman album, and his sixth overall. Despite only peaking at number 19, "Mad" spent four more weeks than his number one hit "So Sick" inside the UK top 100.[3] It also debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 at number 93 and rose to a high of 23.

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[24] Platinum 60,000*
Italy (FIMI)[25] Gold 15,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[26] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[28] Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ne-Yo Argues, Appears in the Afterlife in 'Mad' Video". Soul Bounce. Soul Bounce. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "BET Unveils the Best 100 Music Videos of 2009 - NOTARIZED". Viacom. Viacom. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "NE-YO | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Issue 999" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "Ne-Yo Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Ne-Yo. Retrieved July 28, 2011. (subscription required)
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Ne-Yo". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Ne-Yo – Mad". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  9. ^ S-a relansat RT 100! Archived September 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ne-Yo – Mad". Singles Top 100. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  12. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  13. ^ "Ne-Yo Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  14. ^ "Ne-Yo Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  15. ^ "Ne-Yo Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  16. ^ "Ne-Yo Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  17. ^ "Brasil Hot 100 Airplay (Set 21, 2009)". Billboard Brasil. No. 1. BPP Promoções e Publicações. October 2009. p. 79.
  18. ^ "Brasil Hot Pop & Popular: Hot Pop Songs (Set 21, 2009)". Billboard Brasil. No. 1. BPP Promoções e Publicações. October 2009. p. 80.
  19. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  20. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  21. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2010.
  22. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  23. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  24. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Ne-Yo – Mad" (in Portuguese). Pro-Música Brasil. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  25. ^ "Italian single certifications – Ne-Yo – Mad" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "2012" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Mad" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  26. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". Radioscope. August 21, 2011. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011.
  27. ^ "British single certifications – Ne-Yo – Mad". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  28. ^ "American single certifications – Ne-Yo – Mad". Recording Industry Association of America.

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