808 (song)

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"808"
Blaque-808.jpg
Single by Blaque
from the album Blaque
Released May 4, 1999
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 5:06 (album version)
4:14 (radio edit)
Label Trackmasters, Columbia
Writer(s) R. Kelly, Natina Reed
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Blaque singles chronology
"808"
(1999)
"Bring It All To Me"
(1999)

"808" is an R&B song released in 1999 by American R&B girl group, Blaque. "808" was released as the lead single from Blaque's self-titled debut album Blaque. "808" was a success in the United States becoming the group's first top ten hit peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and top five peaking at number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles.

The music video has cameo appearances by R. Kelly (who wrote and produced the song) and TLC member Lisa Lopes. The lyrics reference the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

Track listing[edit]

  • 808 (LP Version) [1]
  1. 808 (Instrumental)
  2. 808 (Remix)
  3. 808 (Extended Remix)
  4. 808 (Remix instrumental)
  5. 808 (Close my bedroom)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 4
UK Singles Chart 31
New Zealand Singles Chart 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 53

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 700,000[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amazon.com: 808: Blaque: Music
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  3. ^ "American single certifications – Blaque – 808". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1999". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 112 (4): 63. January 22, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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