Beautiful (Snoop Dogg song)

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"Beautiful"
Single by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson
from the album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$
Released January 28, 2003 (U.S.)
April 1, 2003 (Europe)
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop, west coast rap
Length 4:58
Writer(s) Calvin Broadus
The Neptunes
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Certification Platinum (RIANZ)
Gold ARIA)
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"From tha Chuuuch to da Palace"
(2002)
"Beautiful"
(2003)
"Drop It Like It's Hot"
(2004)
Pharrell singles chronology
"Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"
(2002)
"Beautiful"
(2003)
"Excuse Me Miss"
(2003)

"Beautiful" is a 2003 single by Snoop Dogg from his album Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$. The song was produced by The Neptunes and features Charlie Wilson and Pharrell Williams. The music video was filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The single peaked at #6 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart, and was successful in other countries such as Australia and New Zealand, where it peaked at number four.[1]

Music video[edit]

It was directed by Chris Robinson of Partizan Entertainment and produced by Renata Chuquer.[2] It reached the 6th spot on the LAUNCH Music Videos Top 100.

The first video set took place in Escadaria Selarón, Lapa district, Rio de Janeiro.[3] The Brazil-colored yellow-green-blue stairways were fabricated by Selaron who started to upgrade the 125 metre, 215-step upwards street in 1990 and it had not been finished until the very day of the shooting. This stairway links the Rua Joaquim Silva in Lapa to the Rua Pinto Martins in Santa Teresa.

The second one is in Parque Lage in the grounds of a 1920s mansion between the Lagoa and the Botanic Gardens, at the base of the Corcovado.[4] Snoop Dogg wears a Lance Alworth jersey number 19. The scene features Brazilian model Luciana Malavasi as Snoop Dogg's love affair.[5] Snoop is surrounded by a group of drummers, who play a long drum interlude that is unincluded in any radio, album or explicit edit of the song.

The third scene is on the Copacabana where Snoop is surrounded by the massive crowd of his fans in one of the segments while in another he and his friends are leaning on to his car and observing the local girls passing by.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position[6]
Australian Singles Chart 4
Austrian Singles Chart 64
Danish Singles Chart 14
Dutch Singles Chart 13
French Singles Chart 39
German Singles Chart 27
Irish Singles Chart 1
Italian Singles Chart 17
New Zealand Singles Chart 4
Swiss Singles Chart 19
UK Singles Chart 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 2

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by The Neptunes.
  • Recorded by Andrew Coleman.
  • Mixed by Pat Viala for Pat 'em Down Music
  • Written by C. Broadus, P. Williams, C. Hugo
  • Published by Chad Chase Music/EMI-Blackwood Music (ASCAP)/Waters of Nazareth Publishing/EMI-Blackwood Music (BMI); My Own Chit Music/EMI Blackwood Inc. (BMI)
  • Pharrell appears courtesy of Virgin Records
  • Written in response to Snoop's love for his daughter

Awards[edit]

Grammy

Category Genre Song Year Result
"Producer of the Year, Non-Classical"
(for The Neptunes)
Production and engineering "Beautiful" 2004 Won
Best Rap Song songwriter
(Snoop Dogg with Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams)
Rap "Beautiful" 2004 Nominated
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(Snoop Dogg with Pharrell Williams and Charlie Wilson)
Rap "Beautiful" 2004 Nominated

Other

Nominated for

  • 2004 MVPA Video Awards
    • Best Hip-Hop Video
  • 2003 MTV Video Music Awards
    • Best Hip-Hop Video
  • 2003 Vibe Awards
    • Reelest Video
    • Hottest Hook
    • Coolest Collaboration

Remixes[edit]

  • A solo remix with Charlie Wilson was a part of Snoop Dogg's Welcome 2 tha Chuuuch Mixtape Vol. 5.
  • A remix with 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks can be found on G-Unit Radio Pt. 1: Smokin' Day 2.
  • A freestyle used by Rick Ross to Atlanta rapper T.I.. It can be found on YouTube.

References[edit]

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