Wifey (song)

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"Wifey"
Single by Next featuring Lil' Mo
from the album Welcome II Nextasy
Released May 16, 2000
Format CD single
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre R&B
Length 4:03
Label Arista
Writer(s) Cynthia "Lil' Mo" Loving
Eddie Berkeley
Kaygee Gist
Robert Lavelle Huggar
Next singles chronology
"I Still Love You"
(1998)
"Wifey"
(2000)
"Beauty Queen"
(2000)
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"Ta Da"
(2000)
"Wifey"
(2000)
"Whatever"
(2000)

"Wifey" is the first single from R&B group Next's album Welcome II Nextasy, which featured additional vocals by Lil' Mo and was released on May 16, 2000. The song spent one week at number-one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number seven on the US pop chart on August 29, 2000, after reaching the Top 40 on June 6, 2000. In 2001, the song won an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award for "Award-Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs".[1]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Jeff Richter, the video shows images of the guys treating their significant women with care as the video cuts to a stage where the guys along with three female dancers appear and perform on the stage. It then shows each member of the group attracting a woman: from velvet ropes outside a club, the bedroom and in the bathroom when the woman soaks in the bathtub.

Charts[edit]

Charts (2000) Peak
position
UK (Official Singles Chart)[2] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 7
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 1
End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rhythm & Soul: ASCAP Congratulates Our 2001 Rhythm and Soul Award Honorees, Billboard 113 (24), 16 June 2001: 2-3, ISSN 0006-2510 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 394. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Next > Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
Preceded by
"No More" by Ruff Endz
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
September 9, 2000
Succeeded by
"Bounce With Me" by Lil Bow Wow featuring Xscape