Soldier (Destiny's Child song)

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"Soldier"
Single by Destiny's Child featuring T.I. & Lil Wayne
from the album Destiny Fulfilled
Released December 7, 2004
Format CD single, 12" maxi, download
Genre
Length 4:07
Label Columbia
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Harrison
  • Knowles
Destiny's Child singles chronology
"Lose My Breath"
(2004)
"Soldier"
(2005)
"Girl"
(2005)
T.I. singles chronology
"U Don't Know Me"
(2004)
"Soldier"
(2005)
"ASAP/Motivation"
(2005)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Hot Girls"
(2004)
"Soldier"
(2005)
"Get Your Shine On"
(2005)
Destiny's Child featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne's "Soldier" from Destiny Fulfilled

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"Soldier" is a song by American recording group Destiny's Child. It features American rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne and was written by band members Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams along with Sean Garrett, producer Rich Harrison and guest vocalists T.I., and Lil Wayne for group's fourth studio album, Destiny Fulfilled (2004).

The song was released as the album's second single in fall 2004. A commercial success, it peaked within the top five in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The song also was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category and won the group a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Single by a Group, Band or Duo. The song was sampled for "Grillz" by Nelly, Paul Wall, and Ali & Gipp, and was also sampled for the song "Body Marked Up" by Willy Northpole.

Music video[edit]

A pregnant Solange Knowles, Beyoncé's sister, Lloyd, Bow Wow, Ginuwine, Ice Cube and WC made cameo appearances in the music video, which was filmed by Norwegian director Ray Kay and was nominated at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards under the category of "Best Group Video".

The music video is featured on the DualDisc edition of the albums #1's and Destiny Fulfilled and on the Bonus DVD of the Destiny Fulfilled Tour edition.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • Australian single
  1. "Soldier" (album version) – 5:26
  2. "Soldier" (Maurice's Nu Soul Mix)
  3. "Soldier" (Maurice's Nu Beat Mix)
  4. "Soldier" (Danny Howells & Dick Trevor's Kinkyfunk Mix)
  5. "Lose My Breath" (Peter Rauhofer's Breathless Club Mix) – 9:14
  • European promo[1]
  1. "Soldier" (radio edit)
  • European single COL 675694 2[2]
  1. "Soldier" (album version) – 5:26
  2. "Soldier" (Maurice's Nu Soul Mix)
  3. "Soldier" (Danny Howells & Dick Trevor's Kinkyfunk Mix)
  4. "Soldier" (Grizz Blackmarket Remix)
  5. "Lose My Breath" (Peter Rauhofer's Breathless Club Mix) – 9:14
  6. "Soldier" (Music Video)
  • French single[3]
  1. "Soldier" (album version) – 5:26
  2. "Soldier" (Mix Inédit) (featuring Rohff)
  3. "Survivor"
  • German Pock-It CD (3 inch) COL 675694 3
  1. "Soldier" (album version) – 5:26
  2. "Lose My Breath" (Peter Rauhofer's Breathless Club Mix) – 9:14
  • UK CD Part 1
  1. "Soldier" (radio edit)
  2. "Soldier" (Kardinal Beats Remix)
  • UK CD Part 2
  1. "Soldier" (radio edit)
  2. "Soldier" (Maurice's Nu Anthem Mix)
  3. "Soldier" (Danny Howells & Dick Trevor's Kinkyfunk Mix)
  4. "Soldier" (JS Remix)
  5. "Soldier" (Musicvideo)
  • US CD single
  1. "Soldier" (album version) – 5:26
  2. "Soldier" (Grizz Blackmarket Remix)
  3. "Soldier" (Bizarre Remix)
  4. "Soldier" (Maurice's Nu Soul Mix)
  5. "Soldier" (Danny Howells & Dick Trevor's Kinkyfunk Mix)
  • US 2-track single
  1. "Soldier" (album version) – 5:26
  2. "Soldier" (Grizz Blackmarket Remix)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Ringtone
United States (RIAA)[28] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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