Anonymous (Bobby Valentino song)
|Single by Bobby Valentino featuring Timbaland|
|from the album Special Occasion|
|Released||April 9, 2007|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Genre||R&B, hip hop, synthpop|
|Length||4:02 (radio edit)
4:44 (album version)
|Label||DTP, Def Jam|
|Writer(s)||Timothy Mosley, King Logan, Jerome Harmon, Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Patrick J. Que Smith|
|Producer(s)||Timbaland, The Royal Court (King Logan, Jerome Harmon)|
The song was written by Ezekiel "Zeke" Lewis, Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, and Patrick "J. Que" Smith of the popular songwriting/production team The Clutch. In addition, it shares a drum sample with the Three 6 Mafia song "Stay Fly," originally sampled from an earlier Willie Hutch song titled "Tell Me Why Our Love Turned Cold." The track has an intro reminiscent of Justin Timberlake's "My Love" and also shares similar vocals and lyrics to "Tell Me Why Our Love Turned Cold".
The music video (directed by Bernard Gourley) includes Steph Jones from the Disturbing Tha Peace family and model Nazanin Mandi as Valentino's love interest. However, Timbaland does not appear in the video, while his verse remains. "Anonymous" peaked at No. 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
- "Anonymous (Official Remix)" featuring Consequence and Timbaland
- "Anonymous (Remix)" featuring Stimuli
- "Anonymous (Remix)" featuring Young Buck & The Game
- "Anonymous (Remix)" featuring Jay Read
- "Anonymous (Remix)" featuring Tango
The dance in the video was choreographed and performed by Timothy Fahey and Hiroka Mcrae.
|UK Singles Chart||25|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||49|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||17|