One in a Million (Ne-Yo song)

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"One in a Million"
Single by Ne-Yo
from the album Libra Scale
Released September 14, 2010
(See release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded Westlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre R&B
Length 4:03
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Ne-Yo, Chuck Harmony
Producer(s) Chuck Harmony
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Champagne Life"
(2010)
"One in a Million"
(2010)
"Give Me Everything"
(2011)

"One in a Million" is third single from singer/song-writer Ne-Yo's fourth studio album Libra Scale. In the UK, the song was released as the second single from the album.[1] "One in a Million" was written by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony and produced by Harmony.[2] It has reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

Wayne Isham directed video for "One in a Million" premiered on September 3, 2010.[3][4] The full-length nine minute video is included on the deluxe editionDVD version of the Libra Scale album. In continuation a Scale story, Jerome (Ne-Yo) remembers back when he first met Pretti Sinclair Galen Hooks.The video is influenced by Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel", where he follows a woman who is uninterested and tries to win her over by following her down the street and showing off his dance moves. Ne-Yo, Clyde and Leroy were at a café, and as soon as Sinclair's friends saw the Gentlemen trio, they immediately joined their table, leaving Sinclair behind. Jerome then tries to draw his attention towards her by floating his drink, Sinclair then advises the waiter to take away the drink and give it to Jerome.He walked up to her, trying to make a conversation. Sinclair, however, thought that Jerome was simply an arrogant man who always tries to get what he wants, and didn't want to befriend him. Jerome then told Clyde and Leroy to get up and do "THE THANG", which was dancing to One in a Million to impress Sinclair. During the bridge, however, Sinclair got angry seeing Jerome dancing with other girls, and left. As the dance finished, Jerome ran off to find Sinclair. After having stopped a cab to get Sinclair, Jerome persuaded her into going out on a dinner date to prove her wrong. The video ends.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One in a Million" - 4:03

Personnel[edit]

Source:[2]

Charts[edit]

"One in a Million" became Ne-Yo's eighth top 20 hit as a lead artist and his second consecutive top 20 hit from Libra Scale in the UK. The song entered and peaked at number 20 on the UK Singles Chart and number 4 on the UK R&B Singles Chart on 7 November 2010. It also debuted at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #87 in its fifth week. The song is Gold in Italy.[5]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 78
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 20
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 18
Italy (FIMI)[9] 18
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[10] 62
Scotland (The Official Charts Company)[11] 28
Russia (Airplay Chart)[12] 8
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[13] 54
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 52
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[15] 20
UK R&B (The Official Charts Company)[16] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 87
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 17

Release history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ne-Yo - One In A Million - 4Music
  2. ^ a b One in A Million (liner notes). Ne-Yo. Def Jam Recordings. 2010. 
  3. ^ New Video: Ne-Yo, ‘One In A Million’ » MTV
  4. ^ Ne-Yo "One in a Million" video on YouTube
  5. ^ http://www.fimi.it/temp/cert_Nielsen_week1211.pdf
  6. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 11th October 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. October 11, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ne-Yo – One in a Million" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ne-Yo – One in a Million" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Ne-Yo – One in a Million". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "ne-yo Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for ne-yo. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  11. ^ "Top 40 Scottish Singles Archive - 13th November 2010". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ "NE YO: One in a Million - TopHit.ru". TopHit.ru. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  13. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201044 into search.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ne-Yo – One in a Million". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Chart Stats - Ne-Yo - One In A Million". The Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Top 40 R&B Singles Archieve - 13th November 2010". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  17. ^ "ne-yo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for ne-yo. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  18. ^ "ne-yo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for ne-yo. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  19. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  20. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  21. ^ "Ne-Yo MP3 downloads music and videos at - 7digital". Ca.7digital.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  22. ^ "One In a Million - Single by Ne-Yo - Download One In a Million - Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-09-13. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 

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