Champagne Life

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"Champagne Life"
Ne-Yo Champagne Life.jpg
Single by Ne-Yo
from the album Libra Scale
Released July 20, 2010
(See radio and release information)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre R&B
Length 5:24 (album version)
4:12 (single/video version)
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Shaffer Smith
Producer(s) D. DoRogh Gough
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Beautiful Monster"
"Champagne Life"
"One in a Million"

"Beautiful Monster"
"Champagne Life"
"One in a Million"

"Champagne Life" is the second single from American singer Ne-Yo's fourth studio album, Libra Scale. The song premiered on radio on June 5, 2010.[1]


The song's producer D. DoRohn Gough said about working with Ne-Yo on the song: "My desire is to influence a culture with music that feels good. I am honored that Ne-Yo is allowing me to display this music on a global stage.".[1]

Music video[edit]

The video premiered on July 14, 2010 along with the video for "Beautiful Monster".[2] The video shows Ne-Yo to be a part of a crime fighting group that's living the life with money, women and fame. Narratively, it is the first of a thematic trilogy of music videos, followed by the videos for "One in a Million" and "Beautiful Monster".


An unofficial remix was released with Fabolous & Rick Ross.

Critical reception[edit]

Rap-Up magazine said that "Ne-Yo pops the cork and toasts to the good life on “Champagne Life”. [He] evokes his idol Michael Jackson on the slinky production, which goes down smoothly".[3] Mark Edward Nero from praised the song, saying that it's "a Michael Jackson-esque tune about enjoying the type of life where "trouble is a bubble in a champagne glass" and "dreams and reality are one and the same". He also said that the song is catchier than "Beautiful Monster".[4]

Live performances[edit]

Ne-Yo performed "Champagne Life" at Power 106's Powerhouse 2010 concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on June 19, 2010.[5]



Chart (2010-11) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 11
Brazil (ABPD)[7] 13
Japan Hot 100[8] 35
US Billboard Hot 100 75
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[9] 11
US Rhythmic 31


Chart (2011) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 100

Radio and release information[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Metro Detroit Producer Lands Ne-Yo's Single For Urban Radio". Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  2. ^ "Videos: Ne-Yo – 'Champagne Life' + 'Beautiful Monster'". 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  3. ^ "New Music: Ne-Yo – 'Champagne Life'". Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  4. ^ "New Music: Ne-Yo - "Champagne Life"". Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  5. ^ "Rap-Up TV: Ne-Yo Performs New Singles at Powerhouse". 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  6. ^ "Ne-Yo – Champagne Life" (in French). Ultratop Wallonia. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  8. ^ Champagne Life – Japan Hot 100
  9. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs & Singles Charts". Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  10. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "®R&R :: Going For Adds™ :: Rhythmic". 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2011-02-20.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Champagne Life: Ne-Yo: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2011-02-20.

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