You Got Me (J. Williams song)

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"You Got Me"
Single by J.Williams featuring Scribe
from the album Young Love (Collectors Edition)
Released 8 February 2010
Format Digital download
Genre R&B
Length 3:45
Label
Writer(s) J.Williams, Scribe, Inoke Finau
Certification 2× Platinum (RIANZ)
J.Williams chronology
"Your Style"
(2009)
"You Got Me"
(2010)
"Takes Me Higher"
(2010)
Scribe chronology
"F.R.E.S.H."
(2007)
"You Got Me"
(2010)
"Fresh Boyz"
(2010)
Australian and Japanese cover

"You Got Me" is a single by New Zealand R&B singer J.Williams featuring Scribe, released in February 2010. Young Love (Collectors Edition) features the track.[1] The single went to number one in New Zealand five weeks after its debut, and was certified gold the week after.

Release[edit]

"You Got Me" was written by Williams, Scribe and Inoke Finau.[2] Williams has said that he wrote the song for his former girlfriend, Larissa Brown.[3] It was released by Illegal Musik in New Zealand on 8 February 2010,[4] and in Japan on 27 June 2012,[5] and by Warner Music Australia in Australia on 16 July 2010.[6]

Reception[edit]

Williams singing the chorus, followed by the beginning of Scribe's verse

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At the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards, "You Got Me" was nominated for Single of the Year, but lost to "Just a Little Bit" by Kids of 88.[7]

"You Got Me" entered the New Zealand Singles Chart at number twelve on 15 February 2010. On 15 March 2010 it reached number one, where it spent four consecutive weeks. On 21 March 2010 the song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand for having sold 7,500 copies.[8] "You Got Me" exited the singles chart in July, having lasted a total of 22 weeks.[9] It has since been certified double platinum, denoting 30,000 sales.[8] The song was placed at number one on the year-end singles chart.[10] "You Got Me" also topped the NZ radio airplay chart on 17 and 24 May 2010.[11][12] In May 2011 it won the Radio Airplay Award at the Pacific Music Awards.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Damien Caine, who was also executive producer and chief editor.[13] A 3-D version of the music video was released.[14] Most of the video is taken up by Williams dancing in a room of billiard tables, at first with backup dancers, then later with Scribe. At the 2010 Juice TV Awards, "You Got Me" won Best Hip Hop Video and the Innovation Award.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Featured album: J Williams - Young Love, collectors edition". C4. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Great New Zealand Songbook: Souvenir Edition – Various Artists". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hurley, Bevan; Nash, Kieran (29 May 2011). "Fallen star wins top music gong". The New Zealand Herald (APN News & Media). Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "You Got Me (feat. Scribe) - Single". iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "You Got Me (feat. Scribe) - Single" (in Japanese). iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "You Got Me (feat. Scribe) - Single". iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gin and Stan win big at NZ Music Awards". ONE News (Television New Zealand). 7 October 2010. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". RadioScope. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "J. Williams feat. Scribe - You Got Me". charts.org.nz (Hung Medien). Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "J. Williams, Susan Boyle top charts for 2010 | Entertainment News". One News (Television New Zealand). 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  11. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kiwi musician makes new video in 3D" (video). 3 News. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  14. ^ "Kiwi musician makes new video in 3D". 3 News. MediaWorks New Zealand. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  15. ^ "Juice TV Awards Winners Announced" (Press release). Juice TV. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 

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