Supernova (Mr Hudson song)

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For other songs with the same title, see Supernova (disambiguation).
Single by Mr Hudson featuring Kanye West
from the album Straight No Chaser
Released 20 July 2009 (UK)
11 September 2009 (Italy Radio)
Genre R&B, electronic, hip hop
Length 3:16
Label GOOD Music, Mercury
Writer(s) Benjamin McIldowie, Kanye West
Producer(s) Mr Hudson, Kanye West
Mr Hudson singles chronology
"White Lies"
Kanye West singles chronology
"Make Her Say"
"Digital Girl"

"Supernova" is a song by British singer Mr Hudson with American hip-hop artist Kanye West, who is featured on the song. "Supernova" was premiered on 13 May 2009, on Zane Lowe BBC Radio Show and then released through Mr Hudson's and Kanye West's blogs.[1] The song was later remixed by Calvin Harris in a more electronic fashion. After being officially released as a single on 19 July, it promptly debuted high on European charts.


"Supernova" was released to iTunes on 19 July 2009 after being able to pre-order throughout the previous week.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

On the Irish Singles Chart, "Supernova" debuted in the top ten, entering at number seven on the issue date of 23 July 2009. The song was the highest debut on the chart for that week. The following week it rose to number four.[3] It performed even better in Hudson's native United Kingdom, where it debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart on 26 July 2009 (for the week ending date 1 August 2009) [4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Supernova" was shot in both London and Los Angeles, California. It was directed by French duo Jonas & François and released on 30 June 2009. It follows Mr Hudson and Kanye West in their pursuit of women, with R&B singer Estelle making a cameo appearance in the video as one of the love interests. Juxtaposed with these images is a sequence of an actual supernova, as well as a flashing light suit, featured prominently during the song's chorus.

Track listings[edit]

CD Single

  1. "Supernova" – 3:16

UK Single

  1. "Supernova" – 3:13
  2. "Supernova" (Calvin Harris Remix) – 5:41


Chart (2009) Peak
Irish Singles Chart[3] 2
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[5] 9
German Singles Chart[6] 47
UK Singles Chart[4][7] 2
UK R&B Chart[8] 2
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 12

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[9] 38


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