Girls Around the World

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"Girls Around the World"
Single by Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne
from the album Lessons in Love
Released May 12, 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B, Hip hop
Length 3:31
Label Young Goldie Music
The Inc., Universal, Sho'nuff
Writer(s) Lloyd Polite, Dwayne Carter, Eric Barrier, William Griffin
Producer(s) Big Reese, Jasper Cameron
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Lloyd singles chronology
"How We Do It (Around My Way)"
(2008)
"Girls Around the World"
(2008)
"Year of the Lover"
(2008)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Love in This Club, Part II"
(2008)
"Girls Around the World"
(2008)
"I Run This"
(2008)

"Girls Around the World" is a song by American recording artist Lloyd. The song features rapper Lil Wayne and was written by Lloyd, along with Dwayne Carter, Eric Barrier, and William Griffin. The song was produced by his production team, Big Reese and Jasper Cameron, who also produced his breakthrough hit, "You", which also featured Lil Wayne. The song served as the lead single for Lloyd's third studio album Lessons in Love. "Girls Around the World" received positive to mixed reviews from critics, some of whom noted it as generic, and others named it as a top track from the album. It reached sixty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 and thirteen on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song samples "Paid in Full" by hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. Lil Wayne's verse heavily reflects and interpolates Rakim's verse in "Paid in Full".

Background[edit]

The song first leaked on Lil Wayne's Da Drought is Over Pt. 5 mixtape on March 30, 2008. Lloyd was interviewed with British R&B writer Pete Lewis, of the award-winning "Blues & Soul", and said that the song would be the second single from the album.[1] It was sent to U.S. radio stations on May 12, 2008.

Remixes and freestyles[edit]

The official remix, "Girls Around the World (We The Best Remix)", features DJ Khaled, The Game, T.I., Yung Joc, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Young Dro, Pitbull and Busta Rhymes. There is also a radio edit version that features DJ Khaled, The Game, T.I., Yung Joc and Busta Rhymes. The remix also samples from "Paid in Full" by Eric B. & Rakim. There are no verses by Lloyd; he only sings the chorus. Another remix features a verse from R&B singer Trey Songz. Chamillionaire released a freestyle of this song for his Mixtape Messiah 4 called "All Around the World". In the song, he sings an entire verse, along with rapping.

Music video[edit]

The music video of the song was shot in Miami, Florida, and directed by Hype Williams.[2] The video premiered on June 4, 2008 on BET's 106 & Park. It was also made available on Yahoo! Music on June 9, 2008. Its outer space theme was thought to be influenced by Janet Jackson's "Feedback."[3]

Chart position[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position[4]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 64
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lloyd interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' August 2008
  2. ^ Lloyd Interview
  3. ^ "Lil Wayne NEEDS to Host the 2008 MTV VMAs". MTV News. Anitai, Tamar. 08-07-08. Retrieved 07-03-14. 
  4. ^ [1]. Billboard. Accessed July 10, 2008.

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