Free Yourself (song)

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"Free Yourself"
Freeyourselfsingle.jpg
Single by Fantasia featuring Missy Elliott
from the album Free Yourself
Released June 1, 2005
Format
Recorded 2004
Genre
Length 4:18
Label J
Songwriter(s)
Fantasia singles chronology
"Baby Mama"
(2004)
"Free Yourself"
(2005)
"Ain't Gon' Beg You"
(2005)
"Baby Mama"
(2004)
"Free Yourself"
(2005)
"Ain't Gon' Beg You"
(2005)
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Lose Control"
(2005) Lose Control2005
"Free Yourself"
(2005) Free Yourself2005
"Teary Eyed"
(2005) Teary Eyed2005

"Free Yourself" is the fourth single and the title track from Fantasia's debut album of the same name. Single was officially released on June 1, 2005 in United States. It features American rapper Missy Elliott (which she sings background with). The song peaked at number forty-one on US Billboard Hot 100, number three on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number one on the US Adult R&B Airplay chart. "Free Yourself" was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance), and is the winner of an ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award.[1]

In October 2007, "Free Yourself" reappeared on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs recurrent chart at number 29, indicating the songs' continuous airplay years later.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Free Yourself" was released as the fourth single from Fantasia's debut album Free Yourself on June 1, 2005 in United States. It peaked at number forty-one on US Billboard Hot 100, number three on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number one the US Adult R&B Airplay chart. It received two Grammy nominations in 2006: for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. It won an ASCAP award (ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award) for Most Performed Song in 2006.

"Free Yourself" was one of many collaborations between Fantasia and Missy Elliott.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Free Yourself" was released in 2005 to promote the song, and, as of July 2016, it has over thirteen million views.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 41
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 3
US Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay Songs 1
Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 29

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2006 Grammy Award Best R&B Song Nominated
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award Most Performed Song Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fantasia (4) – Free Yourself (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2004-11-23. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ Official music video on YouTube

External links[edit]