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"Been Around the World"
Single by Puff Daddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G and Mase
from the album
No Way Out
August 12, 1997
October 20, 1997
CD single, 7" single, 12" single, cassette single
Pop rap, East Coast hip hop, Dance, Hip house
David Bowie, Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Andy Morris, Sean Combs, Ron Lawrence, Mason Betha, Christopher Wallace, Deric Angelettie
Producer(s) Ron Lawrence, Deric Angelettie
Puff Daddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G and Mase singles chronology
"Been Around the World" is a 1997 single from the Puff Daddy album , featuring No Way Out The Notorious B.I.G and Mase. The song sampled David Bowie's 1983 hit song " Let's Dance" and Roy Ayers's "Feelin’ Good"; it also featured a vocal interpolation of Lisa Stansfield's song " All Around the World", sung by The Notorious B.I.G. in the chorus. In the album version, the song concludes with a skit featuring an interview with "The Mad Producer".
The song was released as a single on August 12, 1997; it was the fourth single released from the album. Like the previous three singles, which all reached No. 1 or No. 2 on the
chart, "Been Around the World" hit No. 2 on the chart, in the first two weeks of 1998; Billboard Hot 100 [1 ] it was kept out of the No. 1 spot by [2 ] Elton John's " Candle in the Wind 1997" (the best-selling single of all time). "Been Around the World" did reach No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
music video for the song was directed by Paul Hunter it featured Mase and Puff Daddy as spies. The video included appearances by Vivica A. Fox, Quincy Jones, Wyclef Jean and Jennifer Lopez.
Track listings [ edit ]
Bad Boy Records (5) – 78612-79126-2 Format: CD, Single Country: US Released: 1997 Genre: Hip Hop Style:
Rock Remix l
Rock Remix ll
It's All About The Benjamins (Album Version)
The song's official
remix features Mase & Carl Thomas.
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100 [3 ] 19
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Billboard Top 10, January 3, 1998
^ Billboard Top 10, January 10, 1998
^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998" . Retrieved . 2010-08-28
^ "New Zealand single certifications – Puff Daddy – Been Around the World". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
^ "American single certifications – Diddy, P. and the Family – Been Around the World". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH
^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". (BPI Communications Inc.) Billboard 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510 . Retrieved . May 31, 2015
^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". (BPI Communications Inc.) Billboard 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510 . Retrieved . May 31, 2015
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