Wonderful (Ja Rule song)

"Wonderful" is a song by American rapper Ja Rule. It was released on September 28, 2004 as the lead single from his 2004 album R.U.L.E. The song features American pop-R&B singers R. Kelly and Ashanti. It topped the UK Singles Chart, reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaked at number six in both Australia and New Zealand, and became a top-twenty hit in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

"Wonderful"
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Single by Ja Rule featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti
from the album R.U.L.E.
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2004 (2004-09-28)
Recorded2004
Genre
Length4:26
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jimi Kendrix
  • Irv Gotti
Ja Rule singles chronology
"Clap Back"
(2003)
"Wonderful"
(2004)
"New York"
(2004)
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Happy People"
(2004)
"Wonderful"
(2004)
"In the Kitchen"
(2005)
Ashanti singles chronology
"Southside"
(2004)
"Wonderful"
(2004)
"Only U"
(2004)

Commercial performanceEdit

In the United States "Wonderful" went on to peak at number five in November 2004 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his fourth top five hit on the chart.[1] In the United Kingdom it went on to top the UK Singles Chart, also making it his first number one hit in Britain,[2] though it is the country's lowest selling No. 1 hit, with sales of only 65,000. The song became Ja Rule's eighth top ten hit, Ashanti's tenth top ten hit, and R. Kelly's sixteenth top ten hit, and it has been certified gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3] It is also notable for being the last top ten hit to date on the Hot 100 for all three artists involved. The song ended 2005 at number 94 on Billboard's year-end chart.[4]

Music videoEdit

Hype Williams directed the music video.

Track listingsEdit

UK CD1

  1. "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti)
  2. "Caught Up" (featuring Lloyd)

UK CD2

  1. "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti)
  2. "Livin' It Up" (featuring Case)
  3. "Always on Time" (featuring Ashanti)

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ "Hits of the World – Eurocharts" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 116 no. 46. November 13, 2004. p. 53. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
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  16. ^ "Notowanie nr1195" (in Polish). LP3. December 24, 2004. Retrieved March 8, 2019. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  17. ^ "Arhiva romanian top 100 – Editia 50, saptamina 13.12 – 19.12, 2004" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on February 22, 2005. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
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  27. ^ "2005 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Urban Singles 2005". ARIA. Archived from the original on April 15, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  29. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2005" (in German). Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  30. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2005". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  31. ^ Copsey, Rob (January 28, 2020). "Ashanti's Top 10 biggest hits on the Official UK Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2020.

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