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|Single by Nelly featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp|
|from the album Sweatsuit|
|Released||December 27, 2005|
|Label||Derrty Ent., Universal|
|Songwriter(s)||Cornell Haynes, Jr., Jermaine Mauldin, Ali Jones, Cameron Gipp, James Phillips, Paul Slayton, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelendria Rowland, Tenitra Williams, Garrett Hamler, Rich Harrison|
|Nelly singles chronology|
|Paul Wall singles chronology|
|Ali & Gipp singles chronology|
"Grillz" is a song recorded by American rapper Nelly featuring fellow American rappers Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp and uncredited vocals by American singer Brandi Williams for her compilation. The song was written by Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Paul Wall, Ali, Gipp and James Phillips; it contains samples of "Soldier", written by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelendria Rowland, Tenitra Williams, Garrett Hamler and Rich Harrison, and performed by Destiny's Child, in addition it also contains samples of "Left Me Lonely" by MC Shan. Its production was handled by Dupri. The song is about grills, the cosmetic dental apparatuses.
The song's accompanying music video, directed by Fat Cats, was released in 2005. Jermaine Dupri, Big Boi, Iamsu!, Avery Storm, St. Lunatics, Taylor Made, Jung Tru, Chocolate Tai, and Johnny Dang makes a cameo appearance in the music video.
Usage as sample
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.
In ten weeks, "Grillz" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It stayed on the top spot for two consecutive weeks. By the end of the year it was ranked #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs Year-End 2006 chart .
|Australian Singles Chart||11|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||4|
|US Billboard Pop Songs||7|
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||2|
- US RIAA certification
- Australian charts archive
- "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- Billboard chart positions