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"Maria Maria" is a song by Santana featuring The Product G&B.[1] The song was produced by Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis.[2] At the 2000 Grammy Awards, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Despite other lead singers from the album receiving awards, The Product G&B did not receive a Grammy Award.[3] Marc Anthony also sang on a version of the song. American musician DJ Khaled also sampled the song beat into his 2017 hit Wild Thoughts, which also features Barbadian singer Rihanna and singer Bryson Tiller.

"Maria Maria"
Mariamaria santana singlecover.jpg
Single by Santana featuring The Product G&B
from the album Supernatural
ReleasedNovember 23, 1999 (1999-11-23)
Format
Recorded1999
Genre
Length4:23
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)
  • Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Karl Perazzo
  • Raul Rekow
  • Carlos Santana
Producer(s)
Santana singles chronology
"Smooth"
(1999)
"Maria Maria"
(1999)
"Put Your Lights On"
(2000)
The Product G&B singles chronology
"Here We Go"
(1998)
"Maria Maria"
(1999)
"Cluck, Cluck"
(2000)

The song reached number one in Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. In the latter country, it stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, fending off competition from Faith Hill, Toni Braxton, and Marc Anthony. In 2008, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100 chart, Billboard compiled its list of the top 100 songs since the inception of the chart in various categories. "Maria Maria" came in at number 96 on the list of the Billboard All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs,[4] and number two on the list of Top Billboard Hot 100 Latin Songs of All Time.[5] Later, it was named the 14th most successful song from 2000 to 2009, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.[6]

Carlos Santana has collaborated with chef Roberto Santibañez to open five restaurants of the same name, after the song. The majority are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and other locations are in Arizona and Texas.[citation needed]

Producer Wyclef Jean has revealed that the melody riff was inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan song "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit".[7]

Contents

Music videoEdit

The video starts zooming onto Carlos Santana and The Product G&B as they are performing outdoors to a group of people partying. Cut scenes include Santana playing the guitar. The focus is then put on a girl the viewers may assume is Maria. She is looking in the mirror and later joins the party.

Track listingEdit

Side A

  1. "Maria Maria" – Pumpin' Dolls Club Mix 8:36
  2. "Maria Maria" – Pumpin' Dolls Radio Edit 3:56

Side B

  1. "Maria Maria" – Wyclef Remix 4:21
  2. "Maria Maria" – Wyclef Remix (Instrumental) 4:21
  3. "Maria Maria" – Album Version 4:21

Cover versionsEdit

It was sampled by Brazilian pagode group Molejo.[8] In 2017, it was also heavily sampled by DJ Khaled on his song "Wild Thoughts", which features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[42] Platinum 50,000*
France (SNEP)[44] Gold 535,000[43]
Germany (BVMI)[45] Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[46] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[47] Gold 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[48] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[51] Platinum 1,337,000 (physical)[50]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ Hot 100 Decade Songs
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