Maria Maria

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This article is about the Santana song. For the Venezuela telenovela, see María María.
"Maria Maria"
Single by Santana featuring The Product G&B
from the album Supernatural
Released November 23, 1999
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 1999
Genre Latin pop, R&B
Length 4:23
Label Arista
Writer(s) Raul Rekow, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, David Mcrae, Marvin Moore-Hough, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo
Producer(s) Wyclef Jean, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis
Certification Platinum (US)
Santana singles chronology
"Smooth"
(1999)
"Maria Maria"
(2000)
"Put Your Lights On"
(2000)
The Product G&B singles chronology
- "Maria Maria"
(1999)
"Cluck, Cluck"
(2000)
sample of "Maria Maria oj mizore" performed by Santana featuring The Product G&B

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"Maria Maria" is a song by Santana featuring The Product G&B.[1] It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 8, 2000, and stayed there for ten weeks.[2] At the 2000 Grammy Awards, the song won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Despite other lead singers from the album receiving awards, The Product G&B did not receive a Grammy.[3] Marc Anthony also sang on a version of the song.

In 2008, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100 chart, Billboard compiled its list of the top 100 songs since the inception of the chart in various categories. "Maria Maria" came in at #96 on the list of the Billboard: All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs,[4] and #2 on the list of Top Billboard Hot 100 Latin Songs of All Time.[5] Later, it was named the 14th most successful song from 2000 to 2009, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.[6]

Carlos Santana has collaborated with Chef Roberto Santibañez to open five restaurants named Maria Maria, after the song. The majority are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, other locations include Arizona and Texas.

Music video[edit]

The video starts zooming onto Carlos Santana and The Product G&B as they are performing outdoors to a group of people partying. Cut scenes include Santana playing the guitar. The focus is then put on a girl the viewers may assume is Maria. She is looking in the mirror and later joins the party.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "Maria Maria" - Pumpin' Dolls Club Mix 8:36
  2. "Maria Maria" - Pumpin' Dolls Radio Edit 3:56

Side B

  1. "Maria Maria" - Wyclef Remix 4:21
  2. "Maria Maria" - Wyclef Remix (Instrumental) 4:21
  3. "Maria Maria" - Album Version 4:21

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart precession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Say My Name" by Destiny's Child
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
April 8, 2000 – June 10, 2000 (10 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Try Again" by Aaliyah
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single
April 8, 2000 – April 22, 2000
Succeeded by
"He Wasn't Man Enough" by Toni Braxton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santana - Sights & Sounds: Discography - Maria Maria
  2. ^ Eminem Hangs On At No. 1, Billboard.com, June 8, 2000
  3. ^ http://www.grammy.com/nominees/search?artist=santana&title=maria+maria&year=All&genre=All
  4. ^ The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs (100-91), Billboard.com, retrieved October 24, 2008
  5. ^ Hits Don't Lie: Top Billboard Hot 100 Latin Songs, Billboard.com, retrieved October 24, 2008
  6. ^ Hot 100 Decade Songs
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  8. ^ http://www.rtl.de/cms/unterhaltung/tv-programm/show/die-ultimative-chartshow/hits-neue-jahrtausend-download.html
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?g=Singles&f=Greece#/charts-decade-end/hot-100-songs?year=2009&begin=11&order=position.html
  10. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2000". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. 
  11. ^ "French single certifications – Feat. The Product G & B – Maria, Maria" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select FEAT. THE PRODUCT G & B and click OK
  12. ^ "Les Singles de Platine :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Santana; 'Maria, Maria')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  14. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2000" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  15. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Santana; 'Maria Maria')". Hung Medien. 
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Santana – Maria_ Maria". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH