When a Woman's Fed Up

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"When a Woman's Fed Up"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album R.
Released 1998 (1998)
Format CD
Genre Neo soul
Length 4:39
Label Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"I'm Your Angel"
(1998)
"When a Woman's Fed Up"
(1998)
"Did You Ever Think"
(1999)

"When a Woman's Fed Up" is an R&B song by R. Kelly from his 1998 double album, R. The song reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. The video, directed by Kelly, features Kelly's protégée Sparkle as the woman who is fed up. The single and the video were released after Sparkle's debut single "Be Careful", a duet with R. Kelly, as a continuation of the story.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by no other than R. Kelly himself.[1] The video was released after Sparkle's debut single "Be Careful" with Kelly and it's seen as a continued story to that video. This and "Be Careful" is one of Kelly's first solo directed video since She's Got That Vibe in 1991, as he usually co directs with others.

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard Hot 100 22
U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 8
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 5
New Zealand Hot 100 14
Germany Hot 100 25
Netherlands Hot 100 25
UK Singles Chart 24
End of year chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 83

Legacy[edit]

Later samples[edit]

Later covers[edit]

  • "Singing Melody" by Singing Melody from the album Total Togetherness Vol. 10 (1999)

Be Careful[edit]

"Be Careful"
Single by Sparkle
from the album Sparkle
Released 1998 (1998)
Format CD
Genre R&B
Length 5:17
Label Interscope, Rockland
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Sparkle singles chronology
"When a Woman's Fed Up"
(1998)
"Time To Move On"
(1999)
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Gotham City"
(1997)
"Be Careful"
(1998)
"When a Woman's Fed Up"
(1998)

"Be Careful" is an R&B song by Sparkle from her 1998 debut album, Sparkle The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Rhythmic Hot 100 and number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Singles chart. The video, directed by Kelly, also features Kelly who both wrote, produced and composed this song. The single and the video were released before R. Kelly's single "When a Woman's Fed Up", which is the continuation of the story. Five weeks after the song was released it had already been played on the radio more than 40 million times in the US.[4] making it her biggest hit single as of yet.

Background[edit]

Due to a Billboard rule the song could not chart on the regular "Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart" in America.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by R. Kelly.[5] The video shows a regular African American family in the less fortunate places.

Format och track listings[edit]

  • Europium CD-single
  1. "Be Careful" (LP Version) - 5:16
  2. "Be Careful" (Radio Edit No. 1) - 5:18
  • American 12" Vinyl / CD-single

(A-side)

  1. "Be Careful" (Radio Version 1)
  2. "Be Careful" (Radio Version 2)

(B-side)

  1. "Be Careful" (Album Version)
  2. "Be Careful" (Instrumental)

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Chart[6] 3
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Airplay[6] 1
Belgium "Ultratop" Singles Chart[7] 50
Netherlands Hot 100[7] 4
UK Singles Chart[8] 7

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