Superstar (Christine Milton song)

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"Superstar"
Single by Christine Milton
from the album Friday
Released January 13, 2003
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2003; C&J Studio
(Copenhagen, Denmark)
Genre R&B
Length 3:33
Label RCA, BMG
Writer(s) Remee, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen (Cutfather)
Producer(s) Mich Hansen (Cutfather) & Joe, Remee
Certification Platinum (IFPI)
Christine Milton singles chronology
"Superstar"
(2003)
"Whiketywhack (I Ain't Coming Back)"
(2003)

"Superstar" is a song by Cutfather, Joe Belmaati, and Remee, and performed by Danish pop singer Christine Milton. It was released on January 13, 2003 as the lead single from their album, Friday (2004), and spent seven weeks at number one on the Danish Singles Chart. The song was later covered to international success by British R&B singer Jamelia.

According to a HitQuarters interview with co-writer and producer Cutfather, the song was initially inspired by Liberty X's "Just a Little" (2002), "I liked that song and wanted to do something, not similar, but something in that vibe", he said.[1]

Track listings[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Source:[6]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem
Danish Singles Chart number one single
February 7, 2003 – March 14, 2003
Succeeded by
"In da Club" by 50 Cent

Jamelia cover[edit]

"Superstar"
Single by Jamelia
from the album Thank You
B-side "Bounce"
"Ayo Superstar"
Released September 15, 2003
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B
Length 3:35
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Remee, Mich Hansen, Joe Belmaati
Producer(s) Cutfather & Joe
Certification Silver (BPI)
Jamelia singles chronology
"Bout"
(2003)
"Superstar"
(2003)
"Thank You"
(2004)

"Superstar" was covered by British R&B singer Jamelia for her second studio album, Thank You. It was released as the album's second single on September 15, 2003 through Parlophone. The song was a sleeper hit, entering the UK Singles Chart at number eight but as airplay, video play and the general awareness of the track increased, after a month on the track climbed to a peak of number three. "Superstar" became the 26th biggest selling single of 2003, the first appearance for Jamelia in the Official Chart of the Year. The single has been certified silver in the UK by the BPI, spending 20 weeks in the chart, over double that of her previous biggest hit, "Money" (2000).

"Superstar" also saw worldwide chart success including a peak of number one in Australia and New Zealand along with top ten positions in over 15 other countries. The song earned the songwriters an Ivor Novello Award for "Most Performed Work", being the most performed song in the United Kingdom in 2003.[10] According to the Performing Right Society, "Superstar" was the fourth most popular song of the 2000s (decade) in the UK based on the amount of plays and performances.[11]

This song appeared on the Japanese video game Dance Dance Revolution FESTIVAL, and its European counterpart Dancing Stage Fusion. It is also featured on the karaoke game, Lips as downloadable content.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Superstar" – 3:35
  2. "Bounce" (Mizchif Makaz Mix) – 3:22
  • CD maxi single 1[13]
  1. "Superstar" (Original Version) – 3:37
  2. "Superstar" (Rob "Reef" Tewlow Remix) – 3:30
  3. "Ayo Superstar" (JD Remix) – 3:51
  • CD maxi single 2
  1. "Superstar" – 3:34
  2. "Ayo Superstar" (JD Remix) – 3:51
  3. "Superstar" (Copenhaniacs Remix) 4:12

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Suga Suga" by Baby Bash feat. Frankie J
New Zealand (RIANZ) number-one single
February 15, 2004 - February 22, 2004
February 29, 2004 - March 14, 2004
Succeeded by
"Dreaming" by Scribe
Preceded by
"Dreaming" by Scribe
Succeeded by
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon
Preceded by
"All I Need Is You" by Guy Sebastian
Australian (ARIA) number-one single
March 7, 2004
Succeeded by
"Toxic" by Britney Spears

Other versions[edit]

Taiwanese singer/actress/model Vivian Hsu, released Mandarin version, "我的Superstar" on April 1, 2005 on the Avex label.

In November 2006, a rewrite of "Superstar" appeared on the debut album of US pre-teen Bianca Ryan, the winner of the first season of America's Got Talent. Israeli pop star Roni Duani also made her breakthrough hit with a Hebrew language cover of this song.

The song also appeared on the soundtrack for the Disney Channel show, That's So Raven.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview With Mich 'Cutfather' Hansen", HitQuarters, 2 November 2009.
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