Lip Gloss

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"Lip Gloss"
LilMama LipGloss.jpg
Single by Lil Mama
from the album VYP: Voice of the Young People
ReleasedJune 19, 2007
GenreHip hop
Length3:24 (Radio Edit)

3:39 (Single Mix)

4:04 (Album Version)
Songwriter(s)James "Groove" Chambers
Niatia Kirkland
Producer(s)James "Groove" Chambers
Lil Mama singles chronology
"Lip Gloss"
"G-Slide (Tour Bus)"
Music video
"Lip Gloss" on YouTube

"Lip Gloss" is the debut single 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. "Lip Gloss" is a percussive hip hop song and it samples "Roxanne's Revenge" by Roxanne Shante.

For the weekend ending on June 9, the song debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-five. The next week it fell off, though after its release to iTunes,[citation needed] it re-entered the chart at number twelve for the week ending on June 23, eventually peaking at number 10.

The song was certified gold by the RIAA on February 13, 2008.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by R. Malcolm Jones, shows Lil Mama dancing, stomping and clapping, 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 was nominated for Monster Single of the Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.[2]

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 (2007-2008) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 36
US Pop 100 (Billboard) 15


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 number 56 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[7] Pitchfork named "Lip Gloss" the 27th best song of 2007.[8]

Fellow American rapper Nicki Minaj has a song titled "Wuchoo 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.


  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America.
  2. ^ "2007 MTV Video Music Awards". MTV. September 9, 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-05-17. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Lil Mama Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Lil Mama Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Mama – Lip Gloss". Recording Industry Association of America. February 13, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  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
  8. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2007 | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017-12-06.

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