Balla Baby

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"Balla Baby"
Single by Chingy
from the album Powerballin'
B-side "Fall-N"
Released November 1, 2004 (2004-11-01)
Format CD, 12", digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:33
Label Slot-A-Lot/Capitol
Producer(s) Keith McMasters
Chingy singles chronology
"I Like That"
(2004)
"Balla Baby"
(2004)
"Don't Worry"
(2005)
Music video
"Balla Baby" on YouTube

"Balla Baby" is a song by American rapper Chingy. It was released as the lead single from his second album Powerballin'. It was the only single from the album to be released worldwide, and reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 34 on the UK Singles Chart. The remix features Lil Flip & Boozie of G.I.B. and a music video was made for the remix.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Balla Baby" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 9, 2004 at number 67.[1] It moved eleven spots to number 56 the week of October 16, 2004.[2] It then moved fifteen spots to number 41 the week of October 23, 2004.[3] It reached the top 40 the week of October 30, 2004 by moving sixteen spots to number 25.[4] It peaked at number 20 the week of November 13, 2004 and held that position for two weeks. It stayed on the chart for eighteen weeks.[5] It was the first single released by Chingy to not reach the top 5 in that chart after three consecutive hits off his Jackpot album.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Jeremy Rall,[6] the video features Chingy and scantily-clad women inside a pinball machine called "Powerballin'" (the album's title). Inside the machine, Chingy is going to a meeting with a record executive, stunting next to various luxury cars and women, inside a bank vault filled with money and playing at a casino with various people around him. The video ends with Chingy playing the machine while two women watch. The explicit remix version of the video was released afterwards.

Formats and track listing[edit]

  • Australia CD[7]
    • 1. "Balla Baby" (Radio Edit) – 3:36
    • 2. "Chingy Jackpot" – 4:08
    • 3. "That Thing" (featuring OG) – 3:50
  • UK CD (Enhanced)[8]
    • 1. "Balla Baby" (Album Version) – 3:36
    • 2. "Fall-N" (Album Version) (featuring Git It Boyz) – 3:39
    • 3. "Balla Baby" (Instrumental) – 3:36
    • 4. "Balla Baby" (Video) – 3:36
  • US 12"[9]
    • A1. "Balla Baby" (Radio Edit) – 3:38
    • A2. "Balla Baby" (Instrumental) – 3:36
    • A3. "Balla Baby" (Album Version) – 3:37
    • B1. "Fall-N" (Radio Edit) (featuring Git It Boyz) – 3:36
    • B2. "Fall-N" (Instrumental) (featuring Git It Boyz) – 3:35
    • B3. "Fall-N" (Album Version) (featuring Git It Boyz) – 3:37
  • US CD (Promo)[10]
    • 1. "Balla Baby" (Radio Edit) – 3:38
    • 2. "Balla Baby" (Album Version) – 3:37
    • 3. "Balla Baby" (Instrumental) – 3:36

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004–2005) Peak
osition
Australia (ARIA)[11] 19
Canadian Singles Chart 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 34
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 20
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 17
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[16] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitmire, Margo (September 30, 2004). "Ciara's 'Goodies' Won't Budge From No. 1". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Whitmire, Margo (October 7, 2004). "Ciara Still No. 1, Eminem Moves Top 10". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Whitmire, Margo (October 14, 2004). "'Goodies' Still Good Enough For No. 1". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Whitmire, Margo (October 21, 2004). "'Boo!': Usher, Keys Scare Up No. 1 Single". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Chingy - Balla Baby". aCharts.us. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jeremy Rall". mvdbase.com. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Chingy - Balla Baby (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Chingy - Balla Baby (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chingy - Balla Baby / Fall-N (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Chingy - Balla Baby (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Chingy – Balla Baby". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Chingy – Balla Baby". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 2004-11-13" UK Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  15. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  16. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  17. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Chingy – Balla Baby". Recording Industry Association of America. July 1, 2005. Retrieved September 15, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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