My Place

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This article is about the Nelly song. For other uses, see My Place (disambiguation).
"My Place"
Single by Nelly featuring Jaheim
from the album Suit
Released July 16, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B, hip hop soul
Length 5:36 (Album Version)
4:33 (Radio Edit)
Label Universal Records
Writer(s) Cornell Haynes, Jr./Eldra DeBarge/Etterlene Jordan/Kenneth Gamble/Leon A. Huff/Randy Edelman/William DeBarge/Jaheim/D. Moore
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Nelly singles chronology
"Flap Your Wings"
(2004)
"My Place"
(2004)
"Tilt Ya Head Back"
(2004)
Alternative covers
UK and Australian double A-side covers

"My Place" is the first single by the hip hop artist Nelly from his album Suit. It features Jaheim. It was released as a double A-side with "Flap Your Wings" in the UK and New Zealand. The song is about inviting a girl over to Nelly's house. It reached #4 both on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, and #1 in the United Kingdom,[1] Australia, and New Zealand.

The main chorus samples Teddy Pendergrass' "Come Go With Me", and halfway through the song, it has a tiny sample of DeBarge's song "I Like It" while the overall song features a sample of Labelle's 1977 hit, "Isn't It a Shame". The female vocals are provided by Kim Johnson.

Personnel[edit]

Music video[edit]

The music video starts at the last scene of the video for "Flap Your Wings." Nelly's girlfriend and her friends catch Nelly up the hill with a girl and his girlfriend asks who she is. Nelly tries to explain but his girlfriend is too reluctant to listen and throws her chain at him. Nelly picks it up and takes it with him. Nelly tries to get reach of his girlfriend by sending presents and text but she declines his text and ignores his gift. Nelly tries to make things up with his girlfriend but she refuses and pushes him and goes back into her fashion boutique shop and throws his gift in the camera. Nelly continues rapping until the next scene is when his ex-girlfriend is with her mates at a restaurant and making their imaginations. She imagines of her and her ex-boyfriend having sex. Nelly and his girlfriend are in a black screen thinking about each other and realising how they have feelings for each other and how much they love each other and Nelly throws a photo frame containing a picture of him and his girlfriend inside it and his girlfriend appears to be crying. At a summer club, Nelly tracks down his girlfriend and they talk and Nelly apologizes and puts the necklace she threw at him before back on her neck and they finally make up and embrace.

Track listing[edit]

Track CD Single

  1. "My Place" (Radio Edit) (featuring Jaheim) - 4:33
  2. "My Place" (Album Version) (featuring Jaheim) - 5:36
  3. "Flap Your Wings" - 4:03
  4. "My Place" (Video)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[3] 8
Italy (FIMI)[4] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 4

References[edit]

Preceded by
"When the War Is Over"/"One Night Without You" by Cosima
ARIA (Australia) number one single
August 29, 2004
Succeeded by
"She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5
Preceded by
"These Words" by Natasha Bedingfield
UK number one single
September 5, 2004 - September 11, 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Real to Me" by Brian McFadden
Preceded by
"Getting Stronger" by Adeaze (feat. Aaradhna)
RIANZ (New Zealand) number one single (double-side release with "Flap Your Wings")
September 6, 2004 - September 13, 2004
Succeeded by
"So Damn Beautiful" by Michael Murphy