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"Satisfy You", released on October 13, 1999, is a number-one R&B single by American hip-hop artist and producer Puff Daddy and features vocals by American R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly on the hook The song spent six weeks at number one on the U.S. R&B chart and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks behind "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas. The song was co-written by both Combs and R. Kelly, with additional writing by R&B singer Kelly Price, who performs backing vocals. The song's beat and bassline is taken from "I Got 5 on It" by Luniz, which itself interpolates Club Nouveau's "Why You Treat Me So Bad" among others. The song garnered a nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000.

"Satisfy You"
Puff daddy satisfy you single cover.jpg
Single by Puff Daddy featuring R. Kelly
from the album Forever
ReleasedOctober 13, 1999
FormatCD single
Songwriter(s)Sean Combs, Robert Kelly, Kelly Price, Denzil Foster, Jay King, Thomas McElroy, Marvin Gaye, Odell Brown, Jerold Dwight Ellis III, Garrick Husbands
Producer(s)Sean "Puffy" Combs and Jeffery "J-Dub" Walker for The Hitmen
Puff Daddy singles chronology
"All Night Long"
"Satisfy You"
"Notorious B.I.G."
R. Kelly singles chronology
"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time"
"Satisfy You"
"Only the Loot Can Make Me Happy"


Music videoEdit

The music video's main story shows Puff Daddy walking in on his girlfriend cheating on him with another man. The music video then shows R. Kelly and Puff Daddy singing the chorus in a valley and mountain desert area. The video was directed by Hype Williams.


The song has 2 official remixes.

The 1st remix features a new beat, 2 new verses by Puff Daddy, a verse by Lil' Kim & vocals by Mario Winans.

The 2nd remix is the West Coast Remix features the original beat, verses by the Luniz, vocals by R. Kelly, & a new verse, intro, & outro by Puff Daddy.


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
Australia Singles Chart 31
Austrian Single Chart 17
Belgium Single Chart 3
France Singles Chart 19
German Singles Chart 2
Dutch Singles Chart 4
Swedish Singles Chart 38
Swiss Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 2
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles[1] 1
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles[1] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1999) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 95
Chart (2000) Position
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[4] 75


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[5] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[6] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Diddy - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard.
  2. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  4. ^ "Swiss year-end chart". 2000. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 1999". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Puff Daddy; 'Satisfy You')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  7. ^ "British single certifications – R. Kelly – Satisfy You". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Satisfy You in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Kelly, R. – Satisfy You". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.