Millionaire (song)

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"Millionaire"
Single by Kelis featuring André 3000
from the album Tasty
Released October 3, 2004
Format CD single, digital download,
12" single
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B, electro, funktronica
Length 3:44
Label Star Trak, Arista
Writer(s) André Benjamin, Kelis Rogers, Douglas Davis, Ricky Walters
Producer(s) André 3000
Kelis singles chronology
"Trick Me"
(2004)
"Millionaire"
(2004)
"In Public"
(2005)
Tasty track listing
"Protect My Heart"
(7)
"Millionaire"
(8)
"Glow"
(9)
André 3000 singles chronology
"Millionaire"
(2004)
"Royal Flush"
(2008)

"Millionaire" is a song by American R&B singer–songwriter Kelis, featuring American singer–rapper André 3000—half of the hip hop duo OutKast. Written by Kelis and André 3000 who also served as the producer, the song was released in October 2004 as the third single from Kelis' third studio album, Tasty (2003).

Like Kelis' previous hit "Trick Me", it was released across the world, but not in the U.S. The track is built over an electro-space-funky R&B beat, derived from a sample of Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1985 song "La Di Da Di" who was well received by critics.

It became her third consecutive top three hit in the United Kingdom, and it managed to sell a final number 65,000 copies there.

The video, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, does not feature Kelis or André 3000, and it instead has children playing the roles of young Kelis and André.

Chart performance[edit]

"Millionaire" was released as the third single off Tasty and in most countries was the final single to have been released. "Millionaire" became yet another hit for Kelis in the United Kingdom when it debuted and peaked at number three, becoming Kelis' third consecutive top five hit and selling about 65,000 copies. "Millionaire" although achieved a position in the British top five, spent a relatively short eleven weeks on the chart and quickly declined before it fell off the chart completely shortly after its debut, but nonetheless remains Kelis' third biggest hit in Britain, tied with "Lil Star" which peaked at number three in 2007. Despite peaking within the top five in the United Kingdom, "Millionaire" performed poorly on the charts internationally, peaking at number forty-three in Switzerland, number sixty-five in Germany, and number sixty-nine in Austria. Also in Australia "Millionaire" debuted at a relatively low number thirty, but peaked at number twenty-three several weeks later, but compared to her previous two singles "Milkshake" and "Trick Me" which both became top five singles, "Millionaire" seemed to have ended Kelis' string of top five hits and went uncertified. In the U.S. like "Trick Me", "Millionaire" was not released and therefore did not chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100; "Trick Me" however had managed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, while "Millionaire" had failed to chart on any Billboard charts.

Track listings[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Millionaire" (Radio Edit/Clean Album Edit)
  2. "Millionaire" (Instrumental)
CD 2
  1. "Millionaire" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Millionaire" (Instrumental)
  3. "Trick Me" (Tiefschwarz Special Trick Remix)
  4. "Millionaire" (Video)
  5. "Trick Me" (Video)
CD 3
  1. "Millionaire" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Millionaire" (Remix) Featuring Nicholas Strunk

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 23
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 69
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[1] 36
European Hot 100 Singles[2] 8
Finnish Singles Chart[1] 11
German Singles Chart[1] 65
Irish Singles Chart[1] 8
New Zealand Singles Chart[1] 27
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 50
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 43
UK Singles Chart[1] 3
Chart (2005) Peak
position
Italian Singles Chart 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Kelis and Andre 3000 – Millionaire – Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  2. ^ "European Top 20 Singles Chart – Week Commencing 1st November 2004" (PDF). Music & Media. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 2008-10-25.