U Saved Me

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"U Saved Me"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album Happy People/U Saved Me
Released October 19, 2004
Recorded 2003
Genre gospel
Label Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly chronology
"Happy People"
(2004)"
"U Saved Me"
(2004)
"So Sexy: Chapter II (Like This)"
(2004)

U Saved Me is a gospel song by R. Kelly. Taken as the title track single from U Saved Me (a part of the Happy People/U Saved Me double disc album), it reached number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Songs charts. The song later appeared on Kelly's 2010 album, Epic.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Julien Christian Lutz.

Live performance[edit]

Kelly sang this song live for the first time at the 2005 Soul Train Awards Show.

Song content[edit]

Kelly narrates four real-life stories based on trials and tribulations of individuals and how they turned it over to God so that He can save them. The first verse describes a drunk driver who nearly lost his life in a car accident, the second verse describes a person on unemployment and has trouble looking for work, the third verse describes an 18-year-old drug dealer who was involved in a shootout when a drug deal went bad, and the fourth verse describes a person diagnosed with cancer who reached out to his mother to pray for him. In each situation, they were thankful to be given a second chance at life.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart 42
Belgium (Ultratip)[1] 2
Dutch Singles Chart 40
German Singles Chart 49
France Singles Chart 40
Irish Singles Chart 13
Swiss Singles Chart 49
UK Singles Chart[2] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 52
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 14

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/185e/R.-Kelly-U-Saved-Me-_-Happy-People
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart
  3. ^ http://www.soulsystem.it/yend.asp?date=31/12/2004