Lie About Us

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"Lie About Us"
Single by Avant featuring Nicole Scherzinger
from the album Director
Released July 22, 2006
Format Digital download, CD single
Genre R&B
Writer(s) Beau Dozier
Producer(s) Beau Dozier
Avant singles chronology
"4 Minutes"
"Lie About Us"
Nicole Scherzinger chronology
- "Lie About Us"
"Il Mio Miracolo (You Are My Miracle)"

"Lie About Us" is the third single from Avant's album Director and features pop/R&B singer Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls. The song was written and produced by Beau Dozier.

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mostly positive reviews from critics. Quentin B. Huff of PopMatters described the song as "other possible standout" track, and praised Scherzinger's "fine vocals". Huff concluded, "Another good fact: it does make for a nice duet."[1] Justin Lewis of Yahoo! Voices praised the song. "The concept seems simple but the execution is inspired as the sleek arrangement and passionate vocal from Avant genuinely convey the emotion of a heart torn between two."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 76
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[4] 1

Release and radio history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States July 31, 2006 Urban adult contemporary airplay[5] Interscope, Geffen
August 7, 2006 Rhythmic contemporary airplay[6]


  1. ^ B. Huff, Quentin (May 19, 2006). "Avant: Director". PopMatters. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Justin (August 16, 2006). "Avant's Director: An Exercise in Making Consistent R&B". Yahoo!. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Alex Kyuss. "Chart Log UK – Chart Coverage and Record Sales 2006". Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Issue Date: 2006-09-16". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Going for Adds – Rhythmic". Radio & Records. VNU Media. July 31, 2006. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Going for Adds – Urban". Radio & Records. VNU Media. August 7, 2006. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 

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