Single by Nelly featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp
from the album
June 7, 2005
Derrty Ent., Universal
Cornell Haynes, Jr., Jermaine Mauldin, Ali Jones, Cameron Gipp, LRoc, Paul Slayton, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelendria Rowland, Tenitra Williams, Garrett Hamler, Clifford Harris, Jr., Rich Harrison
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
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Grillz" is a song by American rapper Nelly from his compilation album . The song features Sweatsuit Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp. Brandi Williams also does back-up vocals on the song, but is not officially credited as a featured artist (but does appear in the video). The song was produced by Jermaine Dupri. The song is about grills, the cosmetic dental apparatuses. It samples the 2004 hit " Soldier" by Destiny's Child. Rappers Big Boi and Iamsu! makes a cameo appearance in the music video.
Remixes [ edit ]
There is a
remix, featuring Chingo Bling. Another official remix is a West Coast remix which features Diamonique and Lil Rob.
Fabolous interpolated lines from the chorus in the beginning of his song "The Wake" off of There is no Competition 2: the Grieving Music EP
Chart performance [ edit ]
In six weeks, "Grillz" reached the top five of the
, and number one in its tenth week (in 2006), becoming Nelly's fourth number one hit. It also became #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Hot Ringtones chart. In the UK, it became his least successful single since " Iz U" charting at only #24. "Grillz" samples " Soldier" by Destiny's Child.
In 2007 it was Nominated for Best Rap Performance as a Duo or Group at the
49th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to " Ridin'" by Chamillionare and Krayzie Bone.
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