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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 (US)
October 20, 1997 (UK)
CD single, 7" single, 12" single, cassette single
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 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 samples David Bowie's 1983 hit song " Let's Dance", and contains an 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  it was kept out of the No. 1 spot by  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 listing [ edit ]
Been Around The World (Radio Edit) feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase (4:04)
It's All About The Benjamins (Rock Remix I) feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, The Lox, Dave Grohl, Perfect, FuzzBubble, & Rob Zombie (4:45)
It's All About The Benjamins (Rock Remix II) feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, The Lox, Dave Grohl, Perfect, FuzzBubble, Rob Zombie, & Size 14 (4:42)
It's All About The Benjamins (Album Version) feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, & The Lox (4:38)
The song's official
remix features Mase & Carl Thomas, and samples Roy Ayers's "Feelin’ Good".
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100  19
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Billboard Top 10, January 3, 1998
^ Billboard Top 10, January 10, 1998
^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Archived from the original on 2009-03-09 . Retrieved . 2010-08-28
^ "New Zealand single certifications – Puff Daddy – Been Around the World". Recorded Music NZ.
^ "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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