Happy People (R. Kelly song)

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"Happy People"
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Single by R. Kelly
from the album Happy People/U Saved Me
Released September 14, 2004
Recorded 2003

7:49 (full album version with DJ Skit)

6:05 (single album version) [1]
Label Jive
Writer(s) Robert Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"So Sexy"
"Happy People"
"U Saved Me"

"Happy People" is a song by American R&B recording artist R. Kelly & Bossman Hewitt. It was released on September 14, 2004 as the lead single from the 2004 double-album, Happy People/U Saved Me. The song went to number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Like Kelly's previous single, "Step in the Name of Love", the song is about the stepping dance.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Little X.[2]


Chart (2004) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 42
Belgium (Ultratip)[4] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 49
Ireland (IRMA) 13
France Singles Chart 40
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 40
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 49
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 19
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[11] 33

Christmas, I'll Be Steppin[edit]

"Christmas, I'll Be Steppin'"
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"Christmas, I'll Be Steppin'" cover
Song by R. Kelly
Released November 15, 2013 (2013-11-15)
Format Digital single
Length 5:26
Label RCA
Writer(s) Robert Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly chronology
"My Story"
"Christmas, I'll Be Steppin'"
"Do What U Want"

"Christmas I'll Be Steppin'" was recorded by Kelly for the soundtrack of the movie The Best Man Holiday, and plays during the end credits. The song resembles "Happy People", but with different lyrics and a more Christmas feel to it.[12][13][14] “Christmas I’ll Be Steppin,” an uptempo holiday groove that’ll have the whole family jigging in the living room next to the tree.[15] "Christmas, I'll Be Steppin'" is the fifth song on the official soundtrack of The Best Man Holiday movie and also one of the few songs that's not a cover of another artist on that album.


Chart (2013) Peak
US Adult R&B Songs[16] 26


  1. ^ https://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B00029CXKO/ref=mp_s_a_1_10?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅZÕÑ&qid=1483021734&sr=8-10&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=r.+kelly+happy+people
  2. ^ http://www.oocities.org/hypepaul/lxvideos.html
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – R. Kelly – Happy People" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/185e/R.-Kelly-U-Saved-Me-_-Happy-People
  5. ^ "Musicline.de – R. Kelly Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – R. Kelly search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – R. Kelly – Happy People". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "R. Kelly: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "R. Kelly – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for R. Kelly.
  10. ^ "R. Kelly – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for R. Kelly.
  11. ^ http://www.soulsystem.it/yend.asp?date=31/12/2004
  12. ^ R. Kelly’s “Christmas, I’ll Be Steppin’” Off The Best Man Holiday Soundtrack Available Now | The Official R. Kelly Site
  13. ^ iTunes - Music - The Best Man Holiday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists
  14. ^ R. Kelly - Christmas I'll Be Steppin' on YouTube
  15. ^ Music | R. Kelly - Christmas I'll Be Steppin | Singersroom
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/277270/r-kelly/chart?f=404

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