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Single by Changing Faces
from the album All Day, All Night
Released April 8, 1997
Format CD
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B
Label Big Beat
Songwriter(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Changing Faces singles chronology
"I Got Somebody Else"
"All of My Days"
"I Got Somebody Else"
"All of My Days"

"G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." (pronounced "Ghetto-u-t") is a song by American R&B duo Changing Faces. Released in 1997 from their second album All Day, All Night and produced by R. Kelly, the single hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B chart.

It was covered by Billie Piper for her demo tape, then used as her B-side on her debut single, the 1998 #1 hit "Because We Want To". The B-side was also featured on her 2005 compilation album The Best of Billie.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997)[1] Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
New Zealand Single Chart 22
UK Singles Chart 10

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1997) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 31
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart[3] 3


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 1,200,000[5]


  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Changing Faces > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  3. ^ http://www.soulsystem.it/yend.asp?date=31/12/1997
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Changing Faces – G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 

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