Nobody's Supposed to Be Here

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"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here"
Single by Deborah Cox
from the album One Wish
Released September 22, 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, soul
Length 4:22
Label Arista
Writer(s) Montell Jordan, Anthony "Shep" Crawford
Producer(s) Anthony "Shep" Crawford
Certification 2x Platinum (US)
Deborah Cox singles chronology
"Things Just Ain't the Same"
(1997)
"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here"
(1998)
"It's Over Now"
(1999)

"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" is a single written by Montell Jordan and Anthony "Shep" Crawford. Canadian R&B singer Deborah Cox released the song in 1998 from her second album One Wish.

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 on September 29, 1998. It then peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 24, 1998 and spent eight weeks there, making it one of the longest stays at No. 2 for any single in the chart's history and the highest-peaking single of Cox's career (the next single, "We Can't Be Friends", was her only other top ten hit on the chart, peaking at No. 8). It received comparatively little airplay on mainstream Top 40 radio, however, as it peaked only at No. 30 on Radio & Records magazine's CHR/Pop chart the week of February 19 and 26, 1999.

"Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" also peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on October 27, 1998, where it remained for a record-breaking 14 weeks. This record was tied in 2005 by Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" and broken in 2006 by Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You", which spent 15 weeks at No. 1. The song reached number-one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart on October 13, 1998. It only reached as high as No. 55 on the UK Singles Chart. The dance remix was also a hit on the dance charts. The single reached number nine on the 1999 Billboard year-end chart.[1]

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1998) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 99
End of year chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 9

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990-1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 60

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Hex Hector's Club Mix) (10:07)
  2. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Dance Radio Mix) (4:13)
  3. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Hex's Dub) (6:17)
  4. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Original Version) (4:21)
  5. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Original Version Instrumental) (4:21)

Other versions[edit]

"Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" (Special Slow-To-Fast Version) (3:42) *Found on the 2004 compilation album Ultimate Deborah Cox.

Awards[edit]

  • 1998: Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Female
  • 1999: Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Song of the Year

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