"Party People" is a song recorded by American rapper Nelly, featuring American singer Fergie. It was recorded for Nelly's fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles, and the deluxe edition of Fergie's debut album, The Dutchess.
The song was originally intended for Fergie's debut album, The Dutchess (on the Deluxe Edition of which it now appears), and featured Miami-based rapper Trina. Originally, the track was played and intended to feature Houston rapper Chamillionaire, before he passed up on the offer. In yet another (see Love in This Club) example of Polow da Don releasing tracks or beats before they were intended, he then played the track for Nelly who immediately decided that he wanted to use the beat. Nelly and Fergie recently performed "Party People" at the 2008 BET Awards. The song Party People reached number 17 in the UK Charts in 2008.
The video premiered on MTV on April 14, 2008. The video begins with many lights switching on revealing a large underground room where the room is suddenly filled with many people. A larger and buffer Nelly is risen from below wearing a vest, with his rippled muscles emphasized in his outfit. We see Fergie on a swing high above the ground while Nelly rises up out of the ground in a cloud of smoke. The rest of the video continues with Nelly and Fergie rapping into the camera while breaking up fights at the party and images of Fergie walking along a walkway as well as jumping on Nelly's back. In the middle of the video Nelly and Fergie rap aggressively at each other atop a raised platform before another short image shows Fergie sitting on the swing again. Nelly takes his shirt off and bounces his juicy and meaty pecs in front of the camera while singing the chorus. The video ends with a cameo from R&B singer Keri Hilson sporting a black T-shirt sporting the slogan "Hip Hop Aint Dead".
The video has been viewed over 18 million times on popular video-sharing site YouTube.