Always on Time

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"Always on Time"
Always on Time.jpg
Single by Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
from the album Pain Is Love
ReleasedOctober 30, 2001
FormatCD single
RecordedSpring 2001
Genre
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Irv Gotti
Ja Rule singles chronology
"I'm Real (Murder Remix)"
(2001)
"Always on Time"
(2001)
"Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)"
(2002)
Ashanti singles chronology
"Just Like a Thug"
(2001)
"Always on Time"
(2001)
"What's Luv?"
(2002)

"Always on Time" is a song by American rapper Ja Rule from his third studio album, Pain Is Love. Produced by Irv Gotti, it was written by 7 Aurelius, Ja Rule and Irving Lorenzo and features R&B singer Ashanti. Originally set to feature Brandy,[1] the song was released as the album's second single and became a worldwide hit, becoming Ashanti's first Billboard Hot 100 number one single and Ja Rule's second.

The song spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 from February 23, 2002. It was followed by another Ja Rule duet, "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)" by Jennifer Lopez, featuring Ja Rule. In 2009, it was named the 33rd most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[2]

Versions[edit]

  • "Always on Time" (Radio edit) – 4:05
  • "Always on Time" (Explicit album version) – 4:07
  • "Always on Time" (Instrumental) – 4:05
  • "Always on Time" (Agent X Mix) – 5:10
  • "Always on Time" (Agent X Dub) – 5:10

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch Ashanti Talk About Her Career Highlights and Working with Ja Rule and Fat Joe". Complex. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  2. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs & Singles Charts". Billboard.com. 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". Top Digital Download. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". VG-lista. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". Singles Top 100. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  18. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  19. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  20. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  21. ^ Myers, Justin (November 3, 2018). "Pop feuds: What if they were settled on chart success?". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "British single certifications – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Always on Time". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Always on Time in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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