Bills, Bills, Bills

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"Bills, Bills, Bills"
Single by Destiny's Child
from the album The Writing's on the Wall
B-side
  • "Bills, Bills, Bills (I Can't Go for That)"
  • "Bug-a-Boo"
  • "So Good"
  • "Now That She's Gone"
  • "No, No, No" (Part I)
  • "No, No, No" (Part II)
  • "With Me" (Part II)
Released June 14, 1999 (1999-06-14) (US)
July 12, 1999 (1999-07-12) (UK)
September 13, 1999 (1999-09-13) (AUS)
Format CD maxi single, 12" maxi single
Recorded March 1999[1][2]
Genre R&B, pop
Length 4:16
Label Columbia
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Kevin Shek'spere Briggs[3]
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Destiny's Child singles chronology
"Get on the Bus"
(1998)
"Bills, Bills, Bills"
(1999)
"Bug a Boo"
(1999)

"Bills, Bills, Bills" is a song by American girl group Destiny's Child. It was written by band members Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson, and Kelly Rowland along with Kandi Burruss and Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs for their second album The Writing's on the Wall (1999), featuring production by the latter.

Released as the album's lead single in June 1999, the song provided the quartet with their first chart-topper on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian RPM singles chart. A worldwide success, the track reached the top ten in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and entered the top forty on the majority of the charts in appeared on. Critically acclaimed, the song was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song at the 42nd awards ceremony. The accompanying music video for "Bills, Bills, Bills", directed by Darren Grant, was shot in a beauty salon as a tribute to Knowles' mother Tina.

Responses[edit]

Sporty Thievz, the same group that wrote "No Pigeons" as response to TLC's "No Scrubs", wrote a response to "Bills, Bills, Bills" entitled "No Billz (Why, Why, Why)." Sporty Thievz were also featured on "I Can't Go For That", a re-recorded remix of Bills, Bills, Bills with new lyrics, produced by the Trackmasters, along with a female rapper called Jazz. In 2015, They Might Be Giants recorded a Cover version.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, "Bills, Bills, Bills" debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and climbed to number-one five weeks later, dethroning Jennifer Lopez's debut single "If You Had My Love" from the top spot where it had remained for a month. It was Destiny's Child's first song that peaked at number one on the Hot 100 chart. "Bills, Bills, Bills" also reached number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for nine consecutive weeks, making it one of the longest running number one singles ever on the chart and the most weeks at the summit in 1999. It was also the ninth best-selling single of the year in the US.[5] In the United Kingdom, "Bills, Bills, Bills" peaked at number six and went onto sell over 165,000 copies.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall LP revisited by co-writer Kandi Burruss - Return To The Classics - SoulCulture". SoulCulture. 
  3. ^ Bills Bills Bills credits
  4. ^ "Bills, Bills, Bills- They Might Be Giants". YouTube. June 22, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "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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  16. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 69, No. 24, October 04 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  17. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. 
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Destiny's Child – Bills, Bills, Bills" (in French). Les classement single.
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  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Destiny's Child – Bills, Bills, Bills" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  21. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Destiny's Child – Bills, Bills, Bills". Top 40 Singles.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Destiny's Child – Bills, Bills, Bills". Singles Top 60.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Destiny's Child – Bills, Bills, Bills". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Destiny's Child: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Destiny's Child Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Destiny's Child.
  26. ^ "Destiny's Child Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Destiny's Child.
  27. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  28. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Jaaroverzichten - Single 1999" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Destiny's Child – Bills, Bills, Bills". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Bills, Bills, Bills in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  31. ^ "American single certifications – Destiny's Child – Bills, Bills, Bills". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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