The song was produced by The Neptunes and featured Neptunes member Pharrell performing the song's hook. By the summer of 2002, "Nothin'" had reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing his 1998 hit "Superthug" (also produced by The Neptunes) as his biggest solo hit. By the end of 2002, "Nothin'" had become one of the year's most successful singles and was No. 37 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2002, becoming his only single to reach the Year-End charts.