Hold You (Gyptian song)

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"Hold You"
Single by Gyptian
from the album Hold You
ReleasedMarch 29, 2010
Length3:52 (album version) 3:12 (new edit)
Songwriter(s)Gyptian, Richardo Johnson
Producer(s)Ricky Blaze
Gyptian singles chronology
"Hold You"
"Nah Let Go"

"Hold You" or "Hold Yuh" is a song by Jamaican singer and songwriter Gyptian from the album Hold You. It was released on July 24, 2010 in the United States and was released in the United Kingdom on November 7, 2010. The song peaked at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 16 on the UK Singles Chart and number 69 on the Canadian Hot 100.

In June 2013, the song was certified Gold in the United States by the RIAA after achieving sales of 500,000.[1] In 2017, the song was included on Billboard's 12 Best Dancehall & Reggaeton Choruses of the 21st Century at number six.[2] In October 2018, the song was certified Platinum in the United Kingdom by the BPI after achieving sales of 600,000.[3]


The official remix for the song features rapper Nicki Minaj.[4] It spent 29 weeks on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Minaj has performed her verse on select dates of her debut concert tour, the Pink Friday Tour. She has also performed her verse on her Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour, and her third tour, The Pinkprint Tour.

Track listing[edit]

UK digital download
1."Hold You" (UK Radio Edit)2:47
2."Hold You" (Major Lazer Edit)2:44
3."Hold You" (Shy FX and Benny Page Digital Soundboy Remix)5:29
4."Hold You" (Toddla T Remix featuring D Double E)4:12
5."Hold You" (Original Edit)3:54

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 31
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 69
European Hot 100 54
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 77
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[9] 31


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States July 24, 2010 Digital download
United Kingdom November 7, 2010 Sony


  1. ^ Jackson, Kevin (2013) "Gyptian Goes for Gold", Jamaica Observer, 6 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013
  2. ^ Platon, Adelle (28 April 2017). "The 12 Best Dancehall & Reggaeton Choruses of the 21st Century". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Gyptian - Certfication for Hold You". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Gyptian Ft. Nicki Minaj - Hold Yuh (Remix)". YouTube. 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gyptian – Hold You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  6. ^ "Gyptian Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Gyptian Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ Gyptian - Chart history
  10. ^ "British single certifications – Gyptian – Hold You". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Hold You in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.