"Miss Independent" is a 2008 single by American R&B singer Ne-Yo. It is the second single from his album Year of the Gentleman and was produced by Stargate. It samples the song "Forget About Me" by Lil Bit. The song was written by Ne-Yo and co-written by Stargate. It was released as a music download on August 26, 2008 and physical release in September 2008.
The music video of "Miss Independent" was shot with director Chris Robinson on Monday, December 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. It featured cameos from Keri Hilson, Gabrielle Union, Lauren London and Trey Songz. It begins with Ne-Yo as a corporate boss walking to his office through his employee's office. As he walks by, various office workers (played by various singers) say good morning to Ne-Yo, who is enjoying the sight of all the women. The video continues with Ne-Yo at a meeting getting interrupted by his boss who apologizes to him in the end and asks what she can do to make it up to him.
"Miss Independent" debuted at #98 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next week it made a big jump to #32. The following week it climbed to #27. It hit the top ten in its eighth week, climbing to #8, thus giving Ne-Yo his second consecutive top ten hit from the album. It has since climbed a spot to #7 on the Hot 100.
On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the song has been much more successful than the first single from the album, "Closer", reaching #1, giving Ne-Yo his first chart-topper as a performer (on that chart).
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #39 on downloads alone on August 31, 2008, and later peaked at #6. The Australian Aria Singles Chart, saw Miss independent debut at number 56 on August 9, 2008 - September 9, 2008.On December 20, 2008 the song debuted on the South African Singles Chart at #32 it has since reached #3.
The official remix entitled "She Got Her Own" (Miss Independent Part 2) was released as a single for both Ne-Yo and singer/actor Jamie Foxx and features Fabolous. It is available as a bonus track in Japan and the pre-order of Year of the Gentleman in the UK iTunes Store. The song was also featured on Jamie Foxx's album, Intuition. It was released as the second single from Jamie Foxx's third album Intuition on December 14, 2008. It samples the 1979 song "My Baby Understands" by Donna Summer.