Friend of Mine (Kelly Price song)

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"Friend of Mine"
Single by Kelly Price featuring R. Kelly and Ronald Isley
from the album Soul of a Woman
Released May 5, 1998
Format CD
Recorded Song Story summary
Genre R&B
Length 5:29
Label T-Neck, Island
Writer(s) Anthony Dent, Steve Jordan, Kelly Price, Jeffrey Walker, R. Kelly
Producer(s) Dent, Stevie J. & J-Dub, R. Kelly
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Kelly Price featuring R. Kelly and Ronald Isley singles chronology
"Friend of Mine" (1998) "It's Gonna Rain" (1999)

"Friend of Mine" is a Grammy nominated number-one R&B song recorded by singer Kelly Price. It spent five weeks at number-one on the U.S. R&B chart and was awarded a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist.

A remix was made of the song featuring R. Kelly and Ronald Isley. This version became a pop hit in 1998, peaking at number twelve on the U.S. Pop chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the remix is directed by Hype Williams.

Song information[edit]

The song opens up with Ronald Isley (Mr. Biggs) returning a call to his goddaughter Kelly who left him a message earlier that day at work. He asks her to tell him what happened. In tears, Kelly tells him that her best friend has been sleeping with her husband (portrayed by R. Kelly) behind her back after everything Kelly did to support her when she was down. Outraged to hear this, Biggs tells Kelly to call up her ex so he can talk to him. Reluctantly, Kelly dials his phone and the song ends with Biggs scolding her ex for what he did, and Kelly tells her ex that she wants nothing to do with him.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 12
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[3] 33

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 72
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart[5] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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