Ice Box (song)

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"Ice Box"
Single by Omarion featuring Timbaland
from the album 21
Released October 31, 2006 (U.S.)
Format
Recorded 2006
Genre
Length 4:16
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Timbaland
  • The Royal Court
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Omarion US chronology
"Entourage"
(2006)
"Ice Box"
(2006)
"Cut Off Time"
(2007)
Omarion UK chronology
"Entourage"
(2006)
"Ice Box"
(2007)
"Entourage (Re-Release)"
(2007)
Timbaland chronology
"Wait a Minute"
(2006)
"Ice Box"
(2006)
"Give It to Me"
(2007)

"Ice Box" is the second single from Omarion's second album, 21. The song features backing vocals by Timbaland. The song peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his most successful solo single to date. The liner notes credit the production to Timbaland and The Royal Court. The song uses a sample from Yasunori Mitsuda's "Memories of Green" from the Chrono Trigger video game (SNES) and its Original Soundtrack (OST). The song is a departure from his previous singles[clarification needed] and is a mid-tempo number.

The single's physical CD release had been cancelled in the United Kingdom, but because the song had such success on the charts, it was decided that the physical release would go ahead.[citation needed] It was released on March 5, 2007.

Remixes & Other Versions[edit]

The official remix was later released, featuring Hip-hop and R&B artist Usher The remix chronicles Omarion's feelings and thoughts after the infidelity of his girlfriend while Usher advises him.[citation needed]. The 2nd official remix features Usher & Fabolous.

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed by Anthony Mandler.[citation needed] It starts off with Omarion sitting at a table alone, with flashes of the video. The camera digitally goes inside of Omarion's body and stops to show his beating heart frigid cold. The camera zooms out of his body and the music begins. Omarion's girlfriend (played by Solange Knowles[citation needed]) appears sitting opposite him at the table. Throughout his video, his girlfriend will appear, disappear, and then reappear. The video is then taken into a forest like setting, where Omarion chases his girlfriend around. Scenes cut to Omarion dancing along with male backup dancers, (Choreography completed by Roland Tabor and Blake Anthony). The video ends with Omarion down on his knees after saying "...I'm tired of fighting", and Timbaland rides up in a Phantom and opens the door to let Omarion in. Omarion then puts on a pair of sunglasses and looks at Timbaland who taps the girl on the shoulder before they drive away.

Charts[edit]

"Ice Box" has become Omarion's most successful single as a solo artist, becoming his first single to chart within the top twenty on the Billboard Hot 100. It has recently been certified gold.

In the UK "Ice Box" became Omarion's biggest hit, charting at #14, becoming his first Top 20 hit there.

Chart (2006–07) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 36
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 14
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[3] 52
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 40
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 12
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 13
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 5
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[10] 12

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000^

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

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Omarion – Ice Box". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Omarion – Ice Box". Tracklisten.
  3. ^ "Omarion Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for Omarion.
  4. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Omarion – Ice Box". Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ "Omarion: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Omarion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Omarion.
  8. ^ "Omarion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Omarion.
  9. ^ "Omarion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Omarion.
  10. ^ "Omarion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Omarion.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Omarion – Ice Box". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 22, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH