Happy (Ashanti song)

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Single by Ashanti featuring Ja Rule
from the album Ashanti
Released May 21, 2002 (U.S.)
July 14, 2002 (South Africa)
September 2, 2002 (Netherlands)
September 30, 2002 (Australia)
November 11, 2002 (U.K.)
January 29, 2003 (Japan and China)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2001
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:22
Label Murder Inc.
Writer(s) Ashanti Douglas, Raymond Calhouh, Andre Parker, Irving Lorenzo
Producer(s) Chink Santana, Irv Gotti
Ashanti chronology
"Down 4 U"
Ashanti track listing
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"Happy" is the second single by American R&B singer Ashanti from her debut album. Released on May 21, 2002 (see 2002 in music), it was written by Ashanti, Raymond Calhoun and producer Irv Gotti. The song contains a sample of Gap Band's "Outstanding," written by Calhoun.

Happy reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. The single became Ashanti's fourth top ten hit on both charts. The song was in the top ten in the Netherlands, top twenty in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and the top thirty and forty in Australian, French and Swiss.

The remix was produced by Chink Santana and featured rapper Charli Baltimore and further integrates a sample of "Outstanding". It was later included on the Murder Inc. remix-compilation Irv Gotti Presents: The Remixes.

Track listings[edit]

Australian CD single (September 30, 2002)

  1. "Happy" (Album Version) - 4:22
  2. "Call" (Album Version) - 5:05

Dutch maxi single (September 2, 2002)

  1. "Happy" (Album Version) - 4:22
  2. "Call" (Album Version) - 5:05
  3. "Happy" (Remix Explicit) - 3:59

UK maxi single (November 11, 2002)

  1. "Happy" (Radio Edit featuring Ja Rule) - 4:05
  2. "I'm So Happy" (Remix featuring Charli Baltimore) - 3:59
  3. "Happy" (Remix Explicit) - 3:59
  4. "Happy" (DnD Vocal Mix)
  5. "Happy" (Video)


Chart (2002-03) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 29
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[1] 49
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[1] 35
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 10
French Singles Chart[1] 40
German Singles Chart[2] 41
Irish Singles Chart[3] 22
New Zealand Singles Chart[1] 19
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 5
UK Singles Chart[4] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[5] 6


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Steffen Hung. "Ashanti - Happy". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Search". The Irish Charts. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ashanti - Happy". Chart Stats. 2002-11-23. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ a b "Happy - Ashanti". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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