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][not in citation given]
(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"
(2007)
"Am I Dreaming"
(2007)
Elephant Man chronology
"Five-O"
(2007)
"Whine Up"
(2007)
"Willie Bounce"
(2007)

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

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.[3] 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)[citation needed] premiered via her MySpace page.[citation needed] 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.[4] 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.[citation needed]

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 Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart[citation needed] and went on to peak at number 29 on the Hot 100.[5] The song has had over 500,000 legal downloads in the U.S.[citation needed] and was certified Gold on February 13, 2008.[6] "Whine Up" peaked at No. 9 on the French charts.[7]

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.[8]

DeLuna recorded a version of "Whine Up" for the 2007 New York Mets[9] and performed this version at Shea Stadium, home field for the Mets.[10]

Other song performances and versions[edit]

"Whine Up" was used as the theme song for WWE's SummerSlam 2007 pay-per-view wrestling event.[11]

"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,[citation needed] and was included on the soundtrack for the direct to DVD movie Bring it On: Fight to the Finish (2009).[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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
LP USA
  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[1][not in citation given]
France November 26, 2007[citation needed]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007 / 2008) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 18
Austrian Singles Chart[citation needed] 23
Belgium[specify] Singles Charts[citation needed] 6
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 15
Dutch Charts[citation needed] 45
France (SNEP)[7] 9
Germany (Media Control AG)[citation needed] 24
Romanian Singles Chart[14] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 49
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[16] 1
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[17] 43
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[18] 17


Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000*

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

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