Bump n' Grind (R. Kelly song)

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"Bump n' Grind"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album 12 Play
Released January 25, 1994
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 1993
Genre R&B
Length 4:16
Label Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Certification Platinum (RIAA) [1]
Gold (RIAA) (2006 re-issue)[2]
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Sex Me (Parts 1 & 2)"
"Bump n' Grind"
"Your Body's Callin'"
12 Play track listing
R. Kelly's "Bump n' Grind" from 12 Play

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"Bump n' Grind" is a song by American R&B recording artist R. Kelly. It was released on January 25, 1994 as the second single from his debut solo studio album 12 Play (1994). The track became a number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 (temporarily interrupting the six-week run of Ace of Base's "The Sign"), and it also spent twelve weeks at number one on the US Hot R&B Songs chart as Kelly's third number-one R&B hit, becoming the longest-running number-one of 1994 in the US. R&B single at that time. The song also reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart, following the massive success of his previous single, "She's Got That Vibe" (which was actually a re-release).

Kelly released three versions of "Bump n' Grind": the original album version and two remixes. The original LP version was made available for airplay on urban and Top 40 pop radio stations alike at first, but eventually the "Old School" remix was issued shortly and gained massive airplay on urban, adult R&B/soul and rhythmic radio stations. Kelly also released the "Bump n' Grind (How I Feel It Extended Mix)", which was used in the original video for the song. This version received major play on urban radio as well. Some stations still play the original version to this day.

Music video[edit]

The music video does not feature the famous intro. It is also black and white and is filmed like a live concert performance. The music video is directed by Kim Watson.[3]

Live performances[edit]

Kelly always performs the intro of the song at almost all events he been in, Kelly usually performs the "Bump N' Grind (Remix)" instead of the original at concert, even though of the originals singles huge success. Kelly performed the remix versions of the song on various shows in 1994, on The Arsenio Hall Show, Billboard Music Award and Soul Train.


Uses in popular culture[edit]

Later samples[edit]

Official versions[edit]

  • "Bump n' Grind" (LP version) - 4:16
  • "Bump n' Grind" (Old School Remix) - 4:28
  • "Bump n' Grind" (How I Feel It Extended Mix) - 5:42


Bump & Grind 2014[edit]

"Bump & Grind 2014"
Single by Waze & Odyssey vs. R. Kelly
Released 19 October, 2014
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre House
Length 3:00
Label RCA
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) Serge Santiágo, Firas Waez
Waze & Odyssey singles chronology
"Bump & Grind 2014"
R. Kelly singles chronology
"It's Your World"
"Bump & Grind 2014"
"Ignition (Viceroy Remix)"

British house duo Waze & Odyssey produced a bootleg of the track back in 2012, sampling "Push the Feeling On" by Nightcrawlers. The remix was officially released on 19 October 2014.


Bump & Grind 2014 was produced by the duo Serge Santiágo and Firas Waez, also known as Waze & Odyssey. The record started as an underground hit in 2012, more DJ's were playing the song at clubs as time went on. But it was not until 2014 it got a major release from their label RCA and started getting airlplay. At the time it was an underground favorite among famous British DJ's like Skream, DJ EZ, Duke Dumont, Rudimental were playing it at clubs.[14]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released two months before the actual official release of the song. The video features Hok from the American hip hop group Quest Crew as the main person.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • Digital download[15]
  1. "Bump & Grind 2014" – 3:00
  • Digital remixes EP[16]
  1. "Bump & Grind 2014" (Extended Mix) – 7:23
  2. "Bump & Grind 2014" (Special Request VIP) – 8:34
  3. "Bump & Grind 2014" (Le Youth Remix) – 4:01


Chart (2014) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[17] 39
Australia Dance (ARIA)[18] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[19] 24
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 65
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[21] 3
Euro Charts[22] 66
World Singles Charts [23] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24] 3
UK Digital (Official Charts Company) 2
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[25] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=R%20Kelly&format=SINGLE&go=Search&perPage=50
  2. ^ http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=R%20Kelly&format=SINGLE&go=Search&perPage=50
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472896/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_dr#directors
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – R. Kelly – Bump n' Grind". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 2, 1994.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – R. Kelly – Bump N' Grind". Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-01-28" UK Singles Chart.
  7. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/277270/r-kelly/chart
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  9. ^ http://www.soulsystem.it/yend.asp?date=31/12/1994
  10. ^ Mayfield, Geoff (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/search.aspx
  12. ^ http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=R%20Kelly&format=SINGLE&go=Search&perPage=50
  13. ^ http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=R%20Kelly&format=SINGLE&go=Search&perPage=50
  14. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/who-are-waze-odyssey-get-to-know-the-bump-grind-remixers-3225/
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bump & Grind 2014 (Waze & Odyssey vs. R. Kelly) [Radio Edit] - Single by Waze & Odyssey & R. Kelly". iTunes. 
  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bump & Grind 2014 (Remixes) - Single by Waze & Odyssey & R. Kelly". iTunes. 
  17. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Waze & Odyssey vs. R. Kelly – Bump & Grind 2014". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  18. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 20 Dance Tracks - Australia's Official Top 20 Dance Chart". ARIA Charts. 
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Waze & Odyssey vs R. Kelly – Bump & Grind 2014" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  20. ^ "Chart Track: Week 46, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Archive Chart: 2014-11-01". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  22. ^ http://top40-charts.com/song.php?sid=40001
  23. ^ http://top40-charts.com/song.php?sid=40001
  24. ^ "Archive Chart: 2014-11-01" UK Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Archive Chart: 2014-11-01" UK Dance Chart.