"Luv Me, Luv Me" is a song by Jamaican-Americanreggae singer Shaggy, it was first released on July 25, 1998 as a collaboration with Janet Jackson, however it was re-recorded in 2000 and the re-recorded version was released on May 2001 as the third official single from his multi-platinum album Hot Shot. The song features vocals from American dance-pop singer-songwriter Samantha Cole.
The song was originally recorded in 1998, as a collaboration between Janet Jackson and Shaggy for the soundtrack to the film How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The song originally sampled "Impeach The President" by The Honey Drippers, and the chorus of Rose Royce's "Ooh Boy," sung by Jackson. The music video for the song features Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Angela Bassett and Taye Diggs making cameos. Shaggy later described working with Jackson as "the worst experience of his musical career", claiming Jackson "didn't want to co-operate" and was "a complete nightmare". The version of the song with Janet Jackson was originally released on the How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack. However, when Shaggy announced he wanted to include the track on his next studio album, which would eventually become Hot Shot, Jackson's label, Virgin Records, withheld the rights to releasing her vocals for inclusion on Shaggy's album, thus meaning that Shaggy had to re-record the song if he were to include it on the album. Doing so, he re-recorded the song as a collaboration with Samantha Cole. This was the version included on Hot Shot and released a single. The version featuring Janet Jackson was later re-released on Shaggy's greatest hits compilation Mr. Lover Lover – The Best of Shaggy... Part 1.
Billboard changed its chart policies near the end of 1998, allowing tracks without a commercial release to chart on the Billboard charts. This resulted in the debut of "Luv Me, Luv Me" on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1998 after it had already experienced massive airplay success earlier that year. It also therefore broke Janet Jackson's streak of 18 consecutive top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. A testament still to be broken.