Wonderful (Ja Rule song)

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"Wonderful"
Single by Ja Rule featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti
from the album R.U.L.E.
Released September 28, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:26
Label The Inc., Def Jam
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Ja Rule
Irv Gotti
Jimi Kendrix
Producer(s) Jimi Kendrix, Irv Gotti
Certification Gold (RIAA)[1]
Ja Rule chronology
"Clap Back"
(2003)
"Wonderful"
(2004)"
"New York"
(2004)
R. Kelly chronology
"Happy People"
(2004)
"Wonderful"
(2004)
"In the Kitchen"
(2005)
Ashanti chronology
"Southside"
(2004)
"Wonderful"
(2004)
"Only U"
(2004)

"Wonderful" is the lead single from rapper Ja Rule's 2004 album R.U.L.E.. The song features American pop-R&B singers R. Kelly and Ashanti. Hype Williams directed the music video.

On Ashanti's album Concrete Rose there was a remix featuring R. Kelly's chorus, Ja Rule's two verses from the original, and then a new Ashanti verse exclusively on the remix. The remix cut out R. Kelly's verse.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti)
  2. "Caught Up" (featuring Lloyd)
UK CD2
  1. "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti)
  2. "Livin' It Up" (featuring Case)
  3. "Always on Time" (featuring Ashanti)

Charts[edit]

In the U.S. "Wonderful" went on to peak at number five in November 2004 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his fourth top five hit on the chart.[2] In the United Kingdom it went on to top the UK Singles Chart, also making it his first number one hit in Britain,[3] though it is the country's lowest selling No. 1 hit, with only sales of 65,000. The song became Ja Rule's eighth top ten hit, Ashanti's tenth top ten hit, and R. Kelly's sixteenth top ten hit, and it has been certified gold in the United States by the RIAA.

Chart (2004-05) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 6
Austria Singles Chart[4] 47
Danish Singles Chart 13
German Singles Chart 20
Irish Singles Chart 12
Dutch Singles Chart[5] 15
Belgium Ultratop[6] 45
Belgium Ultratip[7] 2
New Zealand Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 12
UK Singles Chart[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 22

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Preceded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz
UK Singles Chart number-one single
6 November 2004
Succeeded by
"Just Lose It" by Eminem