This Is How We Do It

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"This Is How We Do It"
Single by Montell Jordan
from the album This Is How We Do It
Released February 6, 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1994
Genre
Length 3:59
Label Def Jam
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Montell Jordan
  • Oji Pierce
Certification Platinum
Montell Jordan singles chronology
"This Is How We Do It"
(1995)
"Somethin' 4 da Honeyz"
(1995)

"This Is How We Do It" is the debut single by R&B singer Montell Jordan. It was released by Def Jam Recordings on February 6, 1995 as the lead single from his debut album of the same name. The single was Def Jam's first R&B release.[1]

The song is representative of the hip hop soul style popular at the time,[2][1] featuring Jordan singing over an enhanced sample of Slick Rick's "Children's Story."[3] "This Is How We Do It" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks from 15 April to 27 May 1995, and was number one for seven weeks on the R&B singles chart.[4] The single sold one million copies domestically and earned a platinum certification from the RIAA.[5][6]

A cover of the song also appears as a bonus track on the AlunaGeorge album Body Music. The song also appears in Kinect game Dance Central 2 and Saints Row IV on one of the in game radio stations "107.7 The Mix FM" and is played during the ending of the game where all the characters dance to the song.

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  1. ^ a b Reynolds, J.R. (June 3, 1995). "Is Hip-Hop’s Growing Dominance of R&B an Evolutionary Step, Or Is It Displacing Traditional Soul Music Altogether?". Billboard 107 (22): 2. 
  2. ^ Gardner, Elysa (1999). "Hip-Hop Soul". In Light, Alan. The Vibe History of Hip-Hop (1st ed.). Three Rivers Press. pp. 307–317. 
  3. ^ Ernest Baker, Alysa Lechner, David Drake, Insanul Ahmed, Tannis Spencer (19 Mar 2013). "The 50 Best R&B Songs That Flipped Rap Beats". Complex. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 310. 
  5. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1995". Billboard (BPI Communications) 108 (3): 56. January 20, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American certifications – Jordan, Montell – This Is How We Do It". Recording Industry Association of America. 
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  10. ^ RPM: issue date June 5, 1995
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  12. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Montell Jordan > This Is How We Do It – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
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  17. ^ "Montell Jordan: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Montell Jordan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Montell Jordan.
  19. ^ "Montell Jordan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Montell Jordan.
  20. ^ "Montell Jordan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Montell Jordan.
  21. ^ "Montell Jordan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Montell Jordan.
  22. ^ Canada Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1995
  23. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  24. ^ Geoff Mayfield (25 December 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 

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