Lip Gloss

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"Lip Gloss"
Single by Lil Mama
from the album VYP: Voice of the Young People
B-side "No Music"
Released June 19, 2007 (physical)[1]
Recorded 2006–07
Genre Pop rap
Length

3:24 (Radio Edit)
3:39 (Single Mix)

4:04 (Album Version)
Label Jive
Writer(s) James "Groove" Chambers
Niatia Kirkland
Producer(s) James "Groove" Chambers
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Lil Mama singles chronology
"Lip Gloss"
(2007)
"G-Slide (Tour Bus)"
(2007)

"Lip Gloss" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Lil Mama. It was released June 19, 2007, as the lead single from her debut album VYP: Voice of the Young People.

On the weekend ending June 9, the song debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-five. The next week it fell off, but because of its release to iTunes,[citation needed] it re-entered at number twelve in the week ending June 23; it has since peaked at number 10. The song samples "Roxanne's Revenge" by Roxanne Shante.

The song was certified gold by the RIAA on February 13, 2008.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by R. Malcolm Jones, shows Lil Mama dancing and rapping at a high school. In the video, before the third verse of the song, the video switches to "No Music", which features appearances by Kanye West and Slim Thug. The verse from "No Music" was also featured on the album version of the "Lip Gloss".The video also features Producer James "Groove" Chambers and Tree Sound Studios General Manager Malissa "Mali "Hunter

The video was nominated for Monster Single of the Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

12" promo

  1. "Lip Gloss" (main version)
  2. "Lip Gloss" (instrumental)
  3. "Lip Gloss" (a cappella)

CD single

  1. "Lip Gloss" (album version)
  2. "Lip Gloss" (Full Phat Remix)
  3. "Lip Gloss" (Safe Mode Lec Trow Remix)
  4. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Mix) (featuring Avril Lavigne)

Digital download

  1. "Lip Gloss"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 36
US Pop 100 (Billboard) 15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

In popular culture[edit]

There is a dance called "The Lip Gloss" that accompanies the song.[6] This song was #56 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[7]

Fellow American rapper Nicki Minaj has a song titled "Watchu Know", from her debut 2007 mixtape Playtime Is Over, which samples and interpolates "Lip Gloss", by Ashanti featuring Keri Hilson. American Mashup artist Girl Talk also sampled the song on his track "Like This", from his 2008 album Feed the Animals. This song was featured primarily as the backing track for the Prada Spring/Summer 2010 women's wear fashion show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Amazon.com Release
  2. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database
  3. ^ "Lil Mama – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Lil Mama. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Lil Mama – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Lil Mama. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Mama – Lip Gloss". Recording Industry Association of America. February 13, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ Dances From Tha Hood | Lip Gloss by dancesfromthahood | MTV
  7. ^ No byline (December 11, 2007). "The 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-21

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