Everything (Mary J. Blige song)
|Single by Mary J. Blige|
|from the album Share My World|
|Released||August 4, 1997|
|Format||CD single, cassette, maxi single|
|Recorded||1996; Flyte Time Studios
|Writer(s)||James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Hachidai Nakamura, Rokusuke Ei, James Brown, Linda Creed, Thom Bell, John Starks, Fred Wesley|
|Producer(s)||Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis|
|Mary J. Blige singles chronology|
- The song features samples of "You Are Everything" by The Stylistics' and "The Payback" by James Brown.
- It also includes vocal re-interpolations of "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto.
Release and reaction
Released on August 4, 1997, the song reached number twenty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number five on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It also peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Blige's first top ten hit in the UK.
|US Billboard Hot 100||24|
|U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||2|
|UK Singles Chart||6|
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart||13|
|Dutch Singles Chart||62|
- All vocals by Mary J. Blige
- Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
- The music video was directed by Hype Williams and shot on location in Kauai, Hawaii.
- The 'So So Def' remix of "Everything" was produced by Jermaine Dupri, and features a sample of "Call Me D-Nice" by D-Nice.
The Classic Radio Edit was remixed by Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie for Def Mix Productions.