Shawty (song)

"Shawty" is a song by rapper Plies featuring singer-songwriter T-Pain. Released in July 2007, it is Plies' lead single from his debut studio album The Real Testament and samples "Fantasy" by Earth, Wind & Fire. The song won an award at the 2007 Ozone Awards for Best Rap/R&B Collaboration.

"Shawty"
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Single by Plies featuring T-Pain
from the album The Real Testament
ReleasedJuly 10, 2007
Recorded2006-2007
GenreHip hop
Length4:14
LabelBig Gates, Slip-n-Slide, Atlantic
Songwriter(s)Maurice White
Verdine White
Eddie del Barrio
Algernod Washington
T-Pain
Wayne Miles
Christopher Gholson [1]
Producer(s)Drumma Boy, Ensayne Wayne
Plies singles chronology
"Shawty"
(2007)
"I'm So Hood"
(2007)
T-Pain singles chronology
"Bartender"
(2007)
"Shawty"
(2007)
"Cyclone"
(2007)
Music video
"Shawty" on YouTube

Music videoEdit

A music video was shot in Orlando, Florida with director Edwin Decena. Rich Boy, Rick Ross, Lil Scrappy, Lil Duval, Trick Daddy, Young Jack Thriller, Diamond of Crime Mob, Edgerrin James, and Jevon Kearse made cameo appearances.[2]

RemixesEdit

The official remix, "Shawty (R&B Remix)", features R&B artists Trey Songz and former Pretty Ricky member Pleasure P. A remix featuring Webbie and T-Pain was also released on the mixtape, DJ Smallz: The Best Thing Smoking Vol. 2 (We Still Smokin'). There is also a remix on Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Solomon Childs album The Art of Making Love & War featuring Both Plies & T-Pain.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2007) Peak
Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 9
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 2
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[7] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2007) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 13
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[10] 2
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[11] 4

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ascap entry for Shawty
  2. ^ "Plies Starring in Shawty". archive.org. Retrieved 29 May 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – Plies feat. T-Pain – Shawty". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Plies Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Plies Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Plies Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Plies Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "2007 Year-End Charts: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 10, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "2007 Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 10, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "2007 Year-End Charts: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 10, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Plies – Shawty". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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