Marvin & Chardonnay

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"Marvin & Chardonnay"
Single by Big Sean featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash
from the album Finally Famous
Released July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)(Radio)
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:43
Label GOOD Music, Def Jam
Writer(s) Sean Anderson, Kanye West, Jeffrey Johnson, Andrew Wansel
Producer(s) Pop Wansel, Mike Dean (add.)
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Big Sean chronology
"My Last"
"Marvin & Chardonnay"
"Lay It on Me"
Kanye West chronology
"Marvin & Chardonnay"
Roscoe Dash chronology
"Let It Fly"
"Marvin & Chardonnay"
"Pride N Joy"
Music video
"Marvin & Chardonnay" on YouTube

"Marvin & Chardonnay" is a song by American rapper Big Sean, sent to the radio as the second single from his debut studio album, Finally Famous.[1] It features American rappers Kanye West and Roscoe Dash. The song was written by Sean, West, Dash, and Wansel with production by Andrew "Pop" Wansel. It was sent to urban contemporary radio stations on July 12, 2011 and to Rhyhtmic radio on July 26, 2011.[2] In the chorus of "Marvin & Chardonnay", Roscoe Dash references late American R&B/soul music singer Marvin Gaye and white wine chardonnay. The song was originally called "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay".[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Marvin & Chardonnay" premiered on September 7, 2011 on Vevo. It was directed by Hype Williams. It features appearances from both Kanye West and Roscoe Dash. He also premiered on the video on BET's 106 & Park the week of, reaching #1 on the countdown. The video is similar to other Hype Williams directed videos: Twista's "Give It Up" and Kanye West's "Gold Digger".

Track listing[edit]

Digital download (as an album-track only)
  1. "Marvin & Chardonnay" (featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash) – 3:43


The song debuted at number 88 and later peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Sean's third highest charting single in the United States.

Chart (2011–12) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 32
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
US Billboard Rap Songs 4


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Radio history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States July 12, 2011 Urban contemporary[6] G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam
July 26, 2011 Rhythmic[7]