Anonymous (Bobby Valentino song)

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"Anonymous"
Single by Bobby Valentino featuring Timbaland
from the album Special Occasion
Released April 9, 2007
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:02 (radio edit)
4:44 (album version)
Label DTP, Def Jam
Writer(s) Timothy Mosley, King Logan, Jerome Harmon, Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Patrick J. Que Smith
Producer(s) Timbaland, The Royal Court (King Logan, Jerome Harmon)
Bobby Valentino singles chronology
"Turn the Page"
(2006)
"Anonymous"
(2007)
"Gimme Dat"
(2008)
Timbaland singles chronology
"Give It to Me"
(2007)
"Anonymous"
(2007)
"The Way I Are"
(2007)

"Anonymous" is the second single from Bobby Valentino's second album, Special Occasion The song features and was produced by Timbaland.

Background information[edit]

The song was written by Ezekiel "Zeke" Lewis, Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, and Patrick "J. Que" Smith of the popular songwriting/production team The Clutch. In addition, it shares a drum sample with the Three 6 Mafia song "Stay Fly," originally sampled from an earlier Willie Hutch song titled "Tell Me Why Our Love Turned Cold." The track has an intro reminiscent of Justin Timberlake's "My Love" and also shares similar vocals and lyrics to "Tell Me Why Our Love Turned Cold".

The music video (directed by Bernard Gourley) includes Steph Jones from the Disturbing Tha Peace family and supermodel Amber Rives[1] as Valentino's love interest. However, Timbaland does not appear in the video, while his verse remains. "Anonymous" peaked at No. 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Remixes[edit]

  • "Anonymous (Official Remix)" featuring Consequence and Timbaland
  • "Anonymous (Remix)" featuring Stimuli[2]
  • "Anonymous (Remix)" featuring Young Buck & The Game
  • "Anonymous (Remix)" featuring Jay Read
  • "Anonymous (Remix)" featuring Tango

The dance in the video was choreographed and performed by Timothy Fahey and Hiroka Mcrae.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Position
UK Singles Chart 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 49
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 17

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