U Know What's Up

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"U Know What's Up"
Single by Donell Jones featuring Lisa Lopes
from the album Where I Wanna Be
Released November 12, 1999
Format 12"/CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre R&B, Dance
Length 3:59
Label Untouchables/LaFace/Arista
Producer(s) Edward "Eddie F" Ferrell & Darren Lighty
Donell Jones featuring Lisa Lopes singles chronology
"Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)"
"U Know What's Up"
"Where I Wanna Be"

"U Know What's Up" is a 1999 hit song by singer-songwriter-producer Donell Jones' second studio album, Where I Wanna Be. The song features Lisa Lopes of TLC. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart on November 13, 1999, and stayed at number one for eight consecutive weeks. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining there for two consecutive weeks. The song was even more successful in the United Kingdom, where it debuted and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in January 2000. The song was produced by Edward "Eddie F" Ferrell and Darren Lighty for Untouchables Entertainment. It is Jones's biggest hit to date. The song was co-written by Anthony Hamilton.


There is a remix also produced by Edward "Eddie F" Ferrell and features new verses by Jones and verses by rappers Xzibit, 50 Cent, Pharoahe Monch, Fat Joe, Cuban Link, & Treach of Naughty by Nature on a new urban beat. There is also a radio version that excludes Left Eyes rap bridge catered to Adult R&B formats.

Music video[edit]

The video features rapper Lisa Lopes of TLC, YoungBloodZ, T.I., Usher (Jones' childhood friend) and Big Boi of OutKast, all of whom were (including Jones) part of the LaFace Records label. At the beginning of the video, there is a sign that says La Face Place, in reference to the record label.


Chart (1999-2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. R&B/Hip Hop Songs 1
UK Singles Chart 2
End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 65

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

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