Sure Thing (song)

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"Sure Thing"
Single by Miguel
from the album All I Want Is You
Released January 17, 2011 (Radio)
Recorded c. 2008
Genre R&B, neo-soul
Length 3:13
Label Jive
Writer(s) Miguel Pimentel, Jawan Pimentel
Producer(s) Happy Perez
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Miguel singles chronology
"All I Want Is You"
(2010)
"Sure Thing"
(2011)
"Quickie"
(2011)

"Sure Thing" is a song by American recording artist Miguel. Written by himself, 12-year-old brother and R&B singer Jawan Harris, and produced by Happy Perez, the song is included on his debut album, All I Want Is You (2010). It was first leaked onto YouTube in 2009.[1] It was sent to radio as the album's second single in January 2011. The R&B song features neo-soul influences, and had been noted for its similarities to the work of singer, Jon B.. It has thus far achieved moderate success in the United States but has since atopped on the US R&B charts. "Sure Thing" marks Miguel's first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and was his most successful single to date, until Adorn's release in 2012, spending over fifty weeks on the charts and still charting. He has also worked with other upcoming artists such as J. Cole who is signed with Jay-Z.

As of July 2013, the song has sold 1,106,000 copies in the US.[2]

Music and lyrics[edit]

Lyrically, Miguel uses analogies to express his love interest, such as "You are the chalk / And I could be your blackboard" and "If I'm the lyric baby / You could be the note".

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on January 17, 2011, was directed by Hype Williams and was shot in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Remix[edit]

The official remix features rapper Pusha T.

Lil' Wayne released a remix of the single on his Sorry 4 the Wait Mixtape on 13th July 2011.[3]

Radio adds[edit]

Country Date Format
United States January 17, 2011 Urban

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011-12) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 36
US Billboard Heatseekers Songs[4] 1
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Paul Grein (July 31, 2013). "Week Ending July 28, 2013. Songs: Radio Hesitates On One Direction". Chart Watch (Yahoo). 
  3. ^ Wayne, Lil. "WeezyThanxYou". Sorry 4 the Wait. Young Money. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c http://www.billboard.com/artist/311090/miguel/chart
  5. ^ "Best of 2011: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 

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