What's Luv?

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Not to be confused with What's Love. ‹See Tfd›
"What’s Luv?"
Single by Fat Joe featuring Ashanti and Ja Rule
from the album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)
Released January 22, 2002
Format Compact disc
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop, Latin hip hop
Label Atlantic, Murder Inc.
Producer(s) Irv Gotti
Fat Joe chronology
"We Thuggin'"
(2001)
"What’s Luv?'"
(2002)
"Crush Tonight"
(2002)
Ashanti chronology
"Always on Time"
(2001)
"What's Luv"
(2002)
"Foolish"
(2002)

"What’s Luv?" is a 2001 hip hop song by American rapper Fat Joe, released as the second single from his fourth studio album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.). The song features additional vocals from singer Ashanti, and also from rapper Ja Rule on the album version on the song. The single peaked at #4 in the United Kingdom and at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying on the chart for twenty weeks. It was Ashanti's second top ten single, Fat Joe's first and Ja Rule's seventh. The single helped make Ashanti the first female artist to simultaneously occupy the top two positions on the Hot 100. The song also reached #1 on the Rap Songs chart and has since sold over 4,500,000 copies.[1]

Production[edit]

"What's Luv?" samples the 2Pac song "Niggaz Nature", and the song's chorus references the Tina Turner song "What's Love Got to Do with It".

Music video[edit]

The video for "What's Luv?" was filmed at New York City's Fordham University.

In popular culture[edit]

  • "What's Luv?" is also featured in the 2002 movie Juwanna Mann.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "What’s Luv?" (Clean Version) — 3:51
  2. "What’s Luv?" (Explicit Version) — 3:51
  3. "Hustlin'" (Non-Album Bonus Track) (Featuring Armageddon) — 3:34
  4. "What’s Luv?" Video (Clean Version) — 3:51

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 33
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 16
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 16
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 4
France (SNEP)[8] 27
Germany (Media Control Charts)[9] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 17
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 36
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 2
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[19] 3
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[20] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rap Songs". Billboard.com. 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv?". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv? – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv?" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv?" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv?". Tracklisten. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Hits of the World: Europe (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 06/24/00". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 114 (22): 59. 1 June 2002. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv?" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  9. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 26, 2002" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv?". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv?". VG-lista. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv?". Singles Top 60. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  15. ^ "Fat Joe feat. Ashanti – What's Luv? – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  17. ^ "Fat Joe Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Fat Joe. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  18. ^ "Fat Joe Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Fat Joe. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  19. ^ "Fat Joe Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Fat Joe. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  20. ^ "Fat Joe Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Fat Joe. Retrieved February 6, 2012.

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