Make It Hot (Nicole Wray song)

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"Make It Hot"
Single by Nicole featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Mocha
from the album Make It Hot
Released June 2, 1998
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1997; Manhattan Center Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre R&B, hip hop soul
Length 4:27
Label Elektra, The Goldmind Inc.
Writer(s) Missy Elliott, Tim Mosley, A. Richards
Producer(s) Timbaland
Nicole Wray singles chronology
"Make It Hot"
"I Can't See"
Missy "Misdeameanor" Elliott singles chronology
"Hit Em wit da Hee"
"Make It Hot"
"5 Minutes"
Mocha singles chronology
"Hit Em wit da Hee"
"Make It Hot"
"I Can't See"

"Make It Hot" is the first single from Nicole's debut album of the same name. The single was released June 2, 1998. The single was written by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Tim Mosley, and A. Richards, and was produced by Timbaland. The song features Mocha and Missy Elliott and uncredited lead and background vocals from Keli Nicole Price.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Christopher Erskin.[1] It takes place in a movie theater. It starts with Missy Elliott's voice coming first, then leads into Mocha's rap verse with Nicole standing beside her. Later, in another room, Nicole and her dancers are dancing to the music while Nicole is singing. Cameo appearances are made by Aaliyah, Playa, Ginuwine, Timbaland and Magoo. The video finishes with them singing the rest of the song and Nicole's dancers.

Chart performance[edit]

"Make It Hot" reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks,[3] #5 on the Top 40 Mainstream,[4] #6 on the Rhythmic Top 40,[5] and #40 on the Top 40 Tracks.[6] The song also hit #22 on the UK charts.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2
UK Singles Chart 22

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 41


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 700,000[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Radio Version (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Mocha) - 4:05
  2. Instrumental - 4:28
  3. Acapella (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Mocha) - 3:48