You (Lloyd song)

"You" is a song by American R&B artist Lloyd featuring rapper Lil Wayne, and was produced by Big Reese and Jasper Cameron for Lloyd's second studio album, Street Love. It was recorded in the producer's basement. It is the first official single off the album. Lloyd himself has reported that he leaked the song to an Atlanta radio station to receive airplay.[1] Originally, the song featured Atlanta rapper Tango Redd, but he was replaced with Lil Wayne for the official release.[2] The song features an interpolation of Spandau Ballet's song "True". On February 8, 2007, "You" became Lloyd's first and Lil Wayne's second top-ten single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, charting at number nine. The song reached number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in February 2007, becoming both Lloyd and Lil Wayne's first number-one single on this chart. On the UK Singles Chart, the single debuted on May 28, 2007, at number sixty-six on download sales alone, and moved up to number forty-five.

"You"
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Single by Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne
from the album Street Love
ReleasedOctober 23, 2006
Recorded2005–06
GenreR&B, hip hop
Length4:33
LabelThe Inc., Sho'nuff, Universal
Songwriter(s)Lloyd Polite, Dwayne Carter, Jasper Cameron, Gary Kemp, Maurice Sinclair, J. Pilkington
Producer(s)Big Reese, Jasper Cameron
Lloyd singles chronology
"Southside (Remix)"
(2004)
"You"
(2006)
"Get It Shawty"
(2007)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"You Know What"
(2006)
"You"
(2006)
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2006)

Music videoEdit

The music video features D. Woods, former member of the girl group Danity Kane and Amanda Saintana Ceus, as the leading lady. The video was inducted into the U.S. BET 106 & Park video hall of fame, after spending sixty-five days on the countdown, thirty-four of which were at number one.

RemixesEdit

The official remix features rappers André 3000 and Nas and 2 new verses by Lloyd. On the album, it is titled "I Want You (Remix)". It also samples Spandau Ballet's song "True". The remix is included in the album as the 15th track. On the remix's leaked version, Lloyd's 2nd verse from the original version of the song was used after the chorus, instead of the 2nd new verse on the album version.

ChartsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rodriguez, Jayson (January 12, 2007). "Inc. Crooner Lloyd Controls Destiny By Leaking Track, Enlisting Jazze Pha". MTV News. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
  2. ^ "Lloyd ft Tango Redd - You". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-05.
  3. ^ "Lloyd feat. Lil Wayne – You". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "Lloyd Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "Lloyd Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "Lloyd Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  8. ^ "Lloyd Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "Best of 2007: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  10. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "Year-End Charts – Rhythmic Songs Titles – 2007". Billboard.biz. 2007. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2021.

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