Love King (song)

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"Love King"
Single by The-Dream
from the album Love King
Released March 9, 2010 (U.S. - Rhythm/Crossover radio)[1]
March 16, 2010 (Digital Download)[2]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre R&B, hip-hop
Length 4:12 (Album Version)
5:02 (Explicit Single Version)
4:06 (Radio Edit)
Label Radio Killa, Def Jam
Writer(s) Terius Nash, Carlos McKinney
Producer(s) Los Da Mystro, The-Dream
The-Dream singles chronology
"Gangsta Luv"
"Love King"
"Make Up Bag"

Love King is a song by American R&B artist The-Dream. It is the first single from his third studio album, Love King.[3] The song premiered on February 17, 2010 on Def Jam's official website. It was released digitally on March 16, 2010[4]

Music videos[edit]

The music video was shot in March 2010 with director Lil' X in Atlanta. The video premiered on BET's 106 & Park on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.[citation needed]

Another video for the official remix with Ludacris was filmed on April 1, 2010 with director Clifton Bell.[5] It premiered on Wednesday May 5, 2010.[6]


The official remix features rapper Ludacris. It was released on May 4, 2010.[7] The 2nd official remix features rapper & Def Jam labelmate Young Jeezy.

Critical reception[edit]

Vibe magazine said that "Terius Nash's new leadoff record from "Love King" has no "-ellas," but it's still much of the same: fingersnaps, repetition, and an unescapable catchphrase (you don't know me like that!). We haven't heard mindless music that sounds this good since... The-Dream's last single".[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Love King" debuted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart at number 92 in the March 6, 2010 issue. It was officially sent to US radio stations on March 9, 2010. The week following its release, it re-entered the chart at number 67, and reached its peak at number 37 the following. In the next week, due to the song gaining strong digital sales, it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 92. However, it fell off the chart the following week. The song later returned onto the Chart at #97, but again fell off the following week.


Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 92
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[9] 26