I Wish (R. Kelly song)

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"I Wish"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album TP-2.com
Released August 25, 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B, soul, gospel
Length 5:34
Label Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Certification Gold (RIAA) [1]
R. Kelly chronology
"Bad Man"
"I Wish"
"Fiesta (Remix)"
"I Wish - Remix (To the Homies That We Lost)"
Song by R. Kelly featuring Boo & Gotti from the album TP-2.com
Released November 7, 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B, soul, hip hop
Length 5:18
Label Jive
Writer R. Kelly
Producer R. Kelly

"I Wish" is an R&B song recorded by American singer-songwriter R. Kelly, from the album TP-2.com. It was released as the album's first single. It spent three weeks at number-one on the U.S. R&B chart and peaked at number fourteen on the U.S. Hot 100 chart.[2] The song is dedicated to his mother as well as friends and loved ones who have died. This song was originally going to feature rapper Tupac, but he died before recording his verse.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by "Christopher Erskin" and R. Kelly, while the remix video was just directed by Kelly. R. Kellys first daughter and child "Joanna Kelly" features in this video.


There is a remix to the song as titled, "To The Homies We Lost", which featured rappers Boo & Gotti as one of the nineteen tracks on the album, TP-2.com and a music video was shot.


Awards and nominations[edit]

  • BMI Urban Awards
    • 2001, Most-Performed Song (won)


Later samples[edit]


External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Bag Lady" by Erykah Badu
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
November 18 - December 2, 2000
Succeeded by
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" by Jay-Z