Freeze (T-Pain song)

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Single by T-Pain featuring Chris Brown
from the album Thr33 Ringz
Released October 10, 2008
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, beatboxing, funk, R&B, dance
Length 3:38
Label Nappy Boy/Konvict/Jive
Writer(s) T-Pain, Chris Brown
Producer(s) T-Pain
T-Pain singles chronology
"Chopped 'n' Skrewed"
"One More Drink"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Work That!"

"Freeze" is the third and final single from R&B singer T-Pain from his third album, Thr33 Ringz. The song features singer Chris Brown. The song was released on iTunes on October 10 [1] and was added to T-Pain's MySpace on October 17. A version that features Omarion was originally on the album, but was changed to Chris Brown.

Critical response[edit]

The Guardian editor Alex Macpherson praised the production: "Thr33 Ringz' humour is still superbly crass and mostly enjoyable, especially when allied with the skittering beats and post-funk bounce of Freeze."[2] Jesal 'Jay Soul' Padania of called this song nice enough.[3] Eric Henderson wrote a positive review: "Freeze" might be another freeze-dried Chris Brown upper, but it boasts the cleanest production this side of Ne-Yo."[4]

Music video[edit]

The shoot for the music video was released on YouTube on September 30 by Mike & Rocco (reality).[5] The video was set to premiere on January 5, 2009[6] but leaked on December 31, 2008 and was officially released on January 1, 2009 via MTV Jams.[7]

Chart positions[edit]

"Freeze" debuted at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S with downloads only, and also debuted at #45 on the Canadian Hot 100 and #11 on the UK Singles Chart due to digital downloads in those countries. Also In U.S. it charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs after its physical release at #39. It has been most successful in Australia and New Zealand peaking at #26 and #23.

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 38
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 39
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 52
Canadian Hot 100 45
UK Singles Chart 11[8]
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 26
Australian Urban Top 40 8[9]
New Zealand Singles Chart 23[10]