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"No, No, No" is the debut single by the American group Destiny's Child, taken from their first studio album, Destiny's Child. The song was released on November 11, 1997, by Columbia Records.[1] The song was produced by Vincent Herbert, Rob Fusari and Wyclef Jean.

"No, No, No"
Destiny's Child – No, No, No.jpg
US/Australasia cover
Single by Destiny's Child featuring Wyclef Jean
from the album Destiny's Child
B-side
  • "Second Nature"
  • "You're the Only One"
ReleasedNovember 11, 1997 (1997-11-11)
Format
Recorded1997
GenreR&B
Length4:04 (Part 1)
3:27 (Part 2)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Vincent Herbert
  • Rob Fusari
  • Wyclef Jean
Destiny's Child singles chronology
"No, No, No"
(1997)
"With Me"
(1998)
Wyclef Jean singles chronology
"Bring the Pain"
(1995)
"No, No, No"
(1997)
"Gone till November"
(1998)
Alternative covers
European cover
European cover

Two versions of the song were released as a Part 1 and Part 2 featuring American rapper Wyclef Jean. In the United States, the song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100[2] and was certified platinum.[3] Part 2 samples the Love Unlimited Orchestra's "Strange Games and Things".

Contents

Music videoEdit

As with the single, two videos were made to promote both versions of the song, directed by Darren Grant and shot in October 1997. In the video for "Part 2", Wyclef Jean plays his guitar as Destiny's Child sings the chorus. Beyoncé stops Wyclef, saying, "That ain't right." Wyclef says to the group, "Nah, nah, it's phat; all we need to do is drop a phat beat for the clubs. I'm tellin' you, they gon' lose their minds; I can see it right now." The group begins a choreographed dance in a large gold room. Wyclef Jean also makes an appearance in a room next to the room where the group is. In the video for "Part 1", the group performs a choreographed dance at a nightclub. Marques Houston, along with his Immature bandmates Romeo and LDB, make cameo appearances in the video.

Both versions are included in the video compilation The Platinum's on the Wall. Part 2 is in the DualDisc edition of the album #1's, Part 1 as an enhanced video is in the Australian edition of The Writing's on the Wall.

Commercial and chart successEdit

The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number five, and spent eight weeks in the Top 75. In Europe, the single experienced modest success, entering the top 40 and top 20 of several national charts. The single performed better in Norway and the Netherlands, where it hit the top ten, while it had the least success in France, where it barely made an appearance in the top 100.

In the United States, the single had greater commercial popularity. The success of the song on radio stations and its healthy sales propelled it into the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. Eventually, the song peaked within the top three of that chart, becoming their first single to do so.

The commercial success of the song failed to translate into high album sales for the group. Destiny Child's first album struggled to chart strongly on any chart and was barely certified in the United States, mainly thanks to the subsequent momentum of their second studio album.

By the end of its chart run, "No, No, No" had sold over 146,000 copies in the UK and over a million copies worldwide.[citation needed] The song won two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for Best R&B/Soul Single by a Group, Band or Duo and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist.

Formats and track listingsEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref
United States November 11, 1997 Columbia Records [4][5][6]
Europe 1997 12" [7]
United Kingdom February 23, 1998 CD single [11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ Urban Top 30 Singles peak
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