Millionaire (song)

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"Millionaire"
Single by Kelis featuring André 3000
from the album Tasty
Released October 18, 2004 (2004-10-18)
Format
Recorded 2003; DARP Studios, Stankonia Recording (Atlanta)
Genre
Length 3:44
Label Virgin
Writer(s)
Producer(s) André 3000
Kelis singles chronology
"Trick Me"
(2004)
"Millionaire"
(2004)
"In Public"
(2005)
André 3000 singles chronology
"Millionaire"
(2004)
"Royal Flush"
(2008)

"Millionaire" is a song by American recording artist Kelis, featuring American rapper André 3000. It was released on October 18, 2004 as the third single from Kelis' third studio album, Tasty (2003). The song was written by Kelis and André 3000, the latter of whom also produced it. Like Kelis' previous single "Trick Me", "Millionaire" was not released in the United States. The track is built on a sample of the 1985 song "La Di Da Di" by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick.

The song peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, earning Kelis her third consecutive top five hit, while becoming a modest success on the charts internationally. The accompanying music video, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, does not feature Kelis or André 3000, and instead features children playing the roles of young Kelis and André.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Millionaire" debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Kelis' third consecutive top five hit from Tasty.[1] The song performed moderately in the rest of Europe, reaching number eight in Ireland, number eleven in Finland, number thirty-six in Belgium, number forty-three in Switzerland, and number fifty in Sweden.[2][3] In Oceania, the single charted at number twenty-three in Australia and at number twenty-seven in New Zealand.[2]

Track listings[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Tasty.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 23
Australian Urban (ARIA)[11] 7
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[12] 69
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 36
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[13] 9
European Hot 100 Singles[14] 8
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[15] 11
Germany (Media Control Charts)[16] 65
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 37
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[18] 27
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 50
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 43
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United Kingdom October 18, 2004 Virgin [4][6][22]
Germany CD single EMI [5]
Australia November 22, 2004 [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robbie compilation beats sales record for entire year". Music Week. Intent Media. October 25, 2004. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ultratop.be – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Chart Track: Week 44, 2004". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Millionaire [2 Track CD] by Kelis, Andre 3000". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Kelis :: Millionaire" (in German). Virgin Records Germany. Archived from the original on May 21, 2006. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Millionaire [CD 2] by Kelis, Andre 3000". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Millionaire" (Australian CD single). Kelis. EMI. 2004. 7243 8 16213 2 5. 
  8. ^ "Millionaire" (UK 12" single). Kelis. Virgin Records. 2004. VST1885. 
  9. ^ Tasty (CD liner notes). Kelis. Arista Records. 2003. 82876-52210-2. 
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  11. ^ "ARIA Urban Singles Chart – Week Commencing 29th November 2004" ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  14. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard 116 (45): 53. November 6, 2004. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Kelis: Millionaire" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  16. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". Singles Top 60. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  21. ^ "Kelis: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  22. ^ "Millionaire [12" VINYL] by Kelis". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Kelis – Discography". musichead. EMI Music Australia. Archived from the original on September 23, 2006. Retrieved November 17, 2014.