I Wish (R. Kelly song)

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"I Wish"
Standard artwork (U.S. 12-inch vinyl pictured)
Single by R. Kelly
from the album TP-2.com
Released August 25, 2000
Recorded 2000
Length 5:34 (Album version)
5:16 (Radio edit)
Label Jive
Writer(s) Robert Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Bad Man"
"I Wish"
"Fiesta (Remix)"
"I Wish - Remix (To the Homies That We Lost)"
Single by R. Kelly featuring Boo & Gotti
from the album TP-2.com
Released November 7, 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B, soul, hip hop
Length 5:18
Label Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly

"I Wish" is an R&B song recorded by American singer-songwriter R. Kelly, from the album TP-2.com. It was released as the album's first single. It spent three weeks at number-one on the U.S. R&B chart and peaked at number fourteen on the U.S. Hot 100 chart.[1] The song is dedicated to his mother as well as friends and other loved ones of his who have died. This song was originally going to feature rapper 2Pac, but he died before recording his verse.[2] The remix, which was titled "I Wish - Remix (To the Homies That We Lost) featured Hip Hop duo Boo & Gotti, who were then signed to his Rockland Records imprint.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Kelly and Christopher Erskin.[3] R. Kelly's daughter Joann Kelly is featured in the video.

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Preceded by
"Bag Lady" by Erykah Badu
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
November 18 - December 2, 2000
Succeeded by
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" by Jay-Z