Each Tear

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"Each Tear"
MJB - Each Tear (international).jpg
Cover for the UK and International versions
Single by Mary J. Blige featuring Jay Sean
from the album Stronger with Each Tear
Released February 26, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009 (Blige's vocals)
2010 (Featured artist vocals)
Length 4:15 (with Jay Sean)
4:17(with Tiziano Ferro)
4:17 (with Rea Garvey)
Label Geffen, Universal Music
Writer(s) Mary J. Blige, Mitchum Chin, Dwayne Chin-Quee
Producer(s) Supa Dups
Mary J. Blige chronology
"I Am"
"Each Tear"
"Stairway to Heaven"
Tiziano Ferro chronology
"Scivoli Di Nuovo"
"Each Tear"
"La differenza tra me e te"
"La diferencia entre tú y yo
Rea Garvey chronology
"Each Tear"
Jay Sean chronology
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
"Each Tear"
"2012 (It Ain't the End)"
K'naan chronology
"Wavin' Flag (Coca-Cola Celebration Mix)"
"Each Tear"
"Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix)"

"Each Tear" is a song performed by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige. It was released as the second international single from her ninth studio album, Stronger with Each Tear. The song is originally sung by just Blige on the US version of her album though on the re-release and on international releases the song is a featured duet to reflect each of the international markets.

Release and promotion[edit]

The song was re-recorded with several different artists to reflect the international markets. It is featured on editions of the album with one of five people: with Jay Sean for the UK and other countries; for Italy with Tiziano Ferro; for Australia, Vanessa Amorosi; on the Canadian release it features K'naan and for Germany it features Rea Garvey.

The Italian version was released to the Italian iTunes Store on February 26, 2010.[1] The German release with Rea Garvey was released on May 7 as a digital download and was released on June 18 as a CD single. The UK version with Jay Sean was released on May 9, 2010.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Los Angeles by director Marcus Raboy. A different edit of the song is used for each version of the song but essentially the videos feature the same black and white scenes with the guest vocalist appearing alongside Blige.[3] The video for Italian version featuring Tiziano Ferro was the first to be released on March 24, 2010[4] which was followed by the release of the UK version with Jay Sean on April 1, 2010.[5] The German version premiered on Vevo on April 20, 2010.[6]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • US/Canadian digital download
  1. "Each Tear" - 4:17
  • Italian digital download
  1. "Each Tear" (featuring Tiziano Ferro) - 4:17
  • German digital download
  1. "Each Tear" (featuring Rea Garvey) - 4:15
  • UK/International digital download
  1. "Each Tear" (featuring Jay Sean) - 4:17

Chart performance[edit]

On March 18, 2010 the single made its first worldwide chart debut by appearing on the Italian charts at number six.[7] The following week it peaked at number one where it stayed for one week.[8] It then fell to number three and number six over the following weeks but on April 15, 2010 it rose again to position number three.[9]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Italy (FIMI)[10] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 183

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Italian Singles Chart[12] 29


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[13] 3x Platinum 90,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
"Per tutta la vita" by Noemi
Italian FIMI Singles Chart number-one single
March 19, 2010
Succeeded by
"Di Notte" by Pierdavide Carone

Release history[edit]

Country Format Date Label
Italy[1] Digital download February 26, 2010 Universal Music
Germany[14] May 7, 2010
United Kingdom[2] May 9, 2010 Polydor Records
Germany[15] CD single June 18, 2010 Universal Music Group


  1. ^ a b "Each Tear (feat. Tiziano Ferro) - Single di Mary J. Blige - Scarica Each Tear (feat. Tiziano Ferro) - Single su iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Each Tear: Mary J. Blige: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Music Video News: SHOT: Mary J. Blige - Marcus Raboy, director". Video Static. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  4. ^ "Mary J Blige Official Vevo: Each Tear with Tiziano Ferro". Vevo. 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  5. ^ "Video: Mary J. Blige f/ Jay Sean – 'Each Tear'". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  6. ^ "Mary J Blige Official Vevo: Each Tear with Rhea Garvey". Vevo. 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-03-18). "Italian charts portal". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-03-25). "Italian charts portal". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Mary J Blige feat. Tiziano Ferro - Each Tear". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Mary J Blige feat. Tiziano Ferro – Each Tear". Top Digital Download.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-07-13" UK Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "In Italia sono piu' di 24 milioni gli spettatori di video online a Maggio; l'84% della popolazione online (In Italy there are more 'than 24 million viewers of online video in May, 84% of the online population)" (in Italian). 23 July 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Italian single certifications – Mary J. Blige & Tiziano Ferro" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 30 May 2010.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Mary J. Blige & Tiziano Ferro in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  14. ^ "Each Tear: Mary J. Blige: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  15. ^ "Each Tear (2-Track): Mary J.Feat.Garvey,Rea Blige: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2010-08-19.