God in Me

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"God in Me"
Single by Mary Mary featuring Kierra Sheard
from the album The Sound
ReleasedNovember 2008
FormatDigital download
Recorded2008
GenreUrban gospel, R&B
Length3:11
LabelMy Block/Columbia
Songwriter(s)Warryn Campbell, Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell
Producer(s)Warryn Campbell
Mary Mary singles chronology
"Get Up"
(2008)
"God in Me"
(2008)
"Walking"
(2010)
Kierra "KiKi" Sheard singles chronology
"Love Like Crazy"
(2009)
"God in Me"
(2009)
"Invisible"
(2009)
Audio sample

"God in Me" is the second single released for Grammy Award-winning contemporary gospel group Mary Mary's fourth studio album The Sound, and featured Kierra Sheard. The single was written and produced by both Mary Mary and producer Warryn Campbell, husband of member Erica Campbell. The single is the group's first to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 since their debut single, "Shackles", charted in 2000. The song won Song of the Year at the 25th Annual Stellar Awards.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "God in Me" is about expressing individuality during a fashion show. It features appearances by Flex Alexander, Kanye West, Amber Rose, Common, Heavy D, and Fonzworth Bentley. America's Next Top Model, Cycle 11 runner-up Samantha Potter also made an appearance in the video. It ranked at #60 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Remixes[edit]

  • Official Remix featuring Ne-Yo & Kierra Sheard (3:19)[1]
  • Remix featuring Sean Ray
  • Remix featuring Yung Joc
  • Unofficial remix with ThaGIM (3.00)
  • Dave Audé Club Mix (7:46)
  • DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Club Mix (8:26)
  • Jamie J Sanchez Club Mix (7:49)
  • Mathias Heilbron Club Mix (8:49)
  • Richard Vission Club Mix (6:00)

Chart performance[edit]

The song has been a major success, and became the first song since their debut single "Shackles (Praise You)" to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #68. So far the song has also spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and has currently peaked at #5. It reached the Top 10 of the chart in its 42nd week, the longest climb to the top tier in the survey's 67-year history.[2] It also was the #1 for Hot Gospel Songs and Hot Dance Club Play charts. On May 20, 2009, "God in Me" broke the record for the longest-running hit for gospel female radio artist along with Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" before being knocked off by Keyshia Cole's "Love" in 2006.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 68
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 5
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Hot Gospel Songs[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best Search Links on the Net". hiphoprnbworld.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ God in Me Songfacts
  3. ^ "Mary Mary Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Mary Mary Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Mary Mary Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "God In Me - Kierra "KiKi" Sheard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Information Not Found | Billboard.com". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-02-18.

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