Whine Up

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"Whine Up"
Single by Kat DeLuna featuring Elephant Man
from the album 9 Lives
Released May 15, 2007 (2007-05-15)[1]
(see Release history)
Format Radio, download, CD single
Genre R&B, dancehall
Length 3:25
Label Epic
Writer(s) Kat DeLuna, Nadir Khayat, Jane't Sewell-Ulepic, O'Neil O'Brian, Tyrone Edmond
Producer(s) RedOne
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Kat DeLuna chronology
"Whine Up"
"Am I Dreaming"
Elephant Man chronology
"Whine Up"
"Willie Bounce"

"Whine Up" is the debut single by Dominican American pop/R&B singer Kat DeLuna, released from her debut album, 9 Lives.[2] The song features Elephant Man. It was believed that Ivy Queen was featured,[3] but DeLuna herself provided the rap, rapping at a lower register. The song earned DeLuna a Billboard Latin Music Award for "Latin Dance Club Play Track Of The Year."[4] The title comes from the Caribbean English (West Indian) pronunciation of Wind up meaning to move one's hips on the dance floor.

Music video[edit]

DeLuna had asked fans that live in the New York City area to send in a video of them dancing on her song so they might win the opportunity to be featured in the music video for the song.[5] Double Up Dance Group earned a spot to be on the video and are believed to be Deluna's full time back up dancers.[citation needed]

The video (directed by Gil Green) premiered via her MySpace page. It starts with DeLuna singing the opening of Dulcissime, from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana for her friend, when she is suddenly interrupted by the tune of her song, at which point she performs the song and dances. The song is accompanied by her dance, The Whine Up.[6] The video premiered on TRL on July 26, 2007 and was on the countdown for 31 days, peaking at #2.[citation needed] The video features future Dance Central choreographer Marcos Aguirre who later cherographed the same song as DLC for its sequel.

Chart performance[edit]

The song was released to mainstream radio in the United States on May 15, 2007.[1] The song debuted at number 24 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, equal to number 124 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song then went on to peak at number 29. The song has had over 500,000 legal downloads in the U.S. and was certified Gold on February 13, 2008, despite its relatively low peak. "Whine Up" peaked at No. 9 on the French charts.

Promotions and performances[edit]

DeLuna performed "Whine Up", along with two back-up dancers, at the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant which aired August 24, 2007 on NBC. Her performance accompanied the top 15 swimsuit competition.[7]

DeLuna recorded a version of "Whine Up" for the 2007 New York Mets[8] and performed this version at Shea Stadium, home field for the Mets.[9]

Other song performances and versions[edit]

"Whine Up" was used as the theme song for WWE's SummerSlam 2007 pay-per-view wrestling event.[10]

"Whine up" has been featured in or associated with two movies: It was featured in the trailer for the film Feel the Noise (2007) starring Omarion, and was included on the soundtrack for the direct to DVD movie Bring it On: Fight to the Finish (2009).

Actor/U.S. Army Iraq War Veteran J.R. Martinez and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff, winners of the 13th U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars, received a perfect score (30/30) for their freestyle dance that was set to "Whine Up". Their choreography was centered around Afro-Cuban Reggaeton rhythms and associated dance moves.

Track listing and formats[edit]

CD Single French
  1. English Album Version 3:25
  2. Johnny Vicious Club Drama Mix 7:30
CD Single Promo French
  1. Whine Up 3:25
CD Maxi Single German
  1. English Album Version 3:25
  2. Johnny Vicious Club Drama Mix 7:30
CD Maxi Single German Enhanced CD
  1. Whine Up 3:25
  2. Vicious Radio Mix 3:21
  3. Johnny Vicious Club Drama Mix 7:30
  4. Video
CD Maxi Single Australian
  1. Whine Up 3:25
  2. Vicious Radio Mix 3:21
  3. Johnny Vicious Club Drama Mix 7:30
  4. Video
CD Ringle USA
  1. Album Version 3:25
  2. En Español 3:25
  3. Johnny Vicious Mix Show 5:13
CD Maxi Single USA
  1. En Español 3:25
  2. English Version 3:25
  3. Bilingual Version 3:25
CD Maxi Single Promo USA
  1. Whine Up 3:22
CD Single Promo Remixes USA
  1. Party Club Drama 4:26
  2. Party Mixshow Drama 5:31
  3. Warehouse Mix Acid Dub 4:21
  4. Club Mix Spanish Vocals 4:26
  5. Party Radio 3:18
  6. Radio Mix Spanish Vocals 3:18
  1. Johnny Vicious Club Drama Mix 7:30
  2. Johnny Vicious Mix Show 5:34
  3. Johnny Vicious Warehouse Acid Dub Mix 7:26
  4. Album Version 3:25
  5. Johnny Vicious Spanish Mix 3:17

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States May 15, 2007 (2007-05-15)[1]
France November 26, 2007 (2007-11-26)


Chart (2007 / 2008) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[11] 18
Austrian Singles Chart 23
Belgium Singles Charts 6
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 15
Dutch Charts 45
France (SNEP)[13] 9
Germany (Media Control AG) 24
Romanian Singles Chart[14] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 49
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[16] 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[17] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs 14
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[18] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 12


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 500,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Release to radios
  2. ^ Billboard.com – Discography – Kat DeLuna – 9 Lives
  3. ^ "The Billboard Reviews: Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007-06-02. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  4. ^ Webmaster (April 11, 2008). "2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners". Billboard. Retrieved May 29, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Artist News | Be in Kat's New Video/'Whine Up' debuts in the US!
  6. ^ Kat DeLuna :: Whine Up Dance Contest
  7. ^ NBC.com -Miss Teen USA
  8. ^ Kat DeLuna recording "Rise Up (Mets!)"
  9. ^ DeLuna playing "Rise Up (Mets!) at Shea Stadium
  10. ^ Medalis, Kara A. (July 26, 2007). ""Whine up" to SummerSlam". WWE. Retrieved March 29, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Kat DeLuna feat. Elephant Man – Whine Up". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  12. ^ "Kat DeLuna Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Kat DeLuna.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Kat DeLuna feat. Elephant Man – Whine Up" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ Romanian Top 100
  15. ^ "Kat DeLuna feat. Elephant Man – Whine Up – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  16. ^ Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales
  17. ^ Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales
  18. ^ Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Kat Deluna feat. Elephant Man – Whine Up". Recording Industry Association of America. June 25, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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