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"Ugly" is a song by American hip hop music artist Bubba Sparxxx. It was released in August 2001 as the lead single from his debut album, Dark Days, Bright Nights. The song was produced and featured guest vocals from famed producer Timbaland. The song features a sample of Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On" and uncredited backing vocals by Elliott's former protégée Tweet.

Ugly Bubba Sparxxx.jpg
Single by Bubba Sparxxx featuring Timbaland
from the album Dark Days, Bright Nights
ReleasedAugust 6, 2001
GenreHip hop
  • Warren Mathis
  • Melissa Elliott
  • Tim Mosley
Bubba Sparxxx singles chronology
Timbaland singles chronology
"We Need a Resolution"
"Money Owners"
Audio sample
Excerpt from "Ugly"



The song's remix features a slightly remixed beat, guest vocals & a new chorus from producer and fellow rapper Timbaland and two verses by rapper Ms. Jade. It can be found on the CD single of the second single, "Lovely".

Chart performanceEdit

The single was a success for Bubba, peaking at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 3, 2001,[1] and peaking at number six on both the Billboard Hot Rap Singles and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. To date, "Ugly" is Bubba's second biggest hit, his 2005 single "Ms. New Booty" being his most successful. Outside the United States, the song peaked within the top ten of the charts in the United Kingdom and the top twenty of the charts in the Netherlands and Norway.


Peak positionsEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 40
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[3] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 48
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 18
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 54
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 7
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 15
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 6
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 6
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 8

Year-End chartsEdit

End of year chart (2001) Position
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[9] 65


  1. ^ "Bubba Sparxxx". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  2. ^ " – Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  3. ^ " – Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly" (in French). Ultratip.
  4. ^ " – Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Bubba Sparxxx" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  6. ^ " – Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly". VG-lista.
  7. ^ " – Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "November 3, 2001". Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Billboard. November 2001. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Billboard Year-End Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks - 2001". The Year in Music 2001. Billboard. December 29, 2001. p. YE–44. Retrieved January 24, 2018 – via Google Books.

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