Lately (Tyrese song)

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Single by Tyrese
from the album Tyrese
Released March 23, 1999
Format CD
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, soul
Length 4:26
Label RCA
Writer(s) Derek Allen, Tyrese Gibson
Producer(s) Derek Allen
Tyrese singles chronology
"Nobody Else"
"Sweet Lady"

Lately is the third single released from Tyrese's first studio album Tyrese (1998). The single reached number 56 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 12 on the R&B chart. The song stayed on the Hot 100 chart for a total of thirteen weeks.[1]

Live performances[edit]

Tyrese performed the song at Music Mania 1999.[2]


Chart (1999) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 56
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 12

Anita Baker version[edit]

Single by Anita Baker
from the album Only Forever
Released August 7, 2012
Format Digital download
Genre Jazz, R&B, soul, Quiet storm
Length 3:56
Label Blue Note Records
Writer(s) Derek Allen, Tyrese Gibson
Producer(s) The Underdogs
Anita Baker singles chronology

Anita Baker released a cover version of "Lately" to much acclaim on August 7, 2012,[4] as the lead single from her forthcoming album, Only Forever.[5][6] In 2013, Baker received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance.


"Lately" debuted at number 10 on the Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart, the highest debut in the last 15 years.[6]

Chart (2012) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 15
US Hot R&B Songs (Billboard)[8] 13
US Jazz (Billboard)[9] 2
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[10] 74
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[11] 7


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