Miss Independent (Ne-Yo song)

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"Miss Independent"
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Single by Ne-Yo
from the album Year of the Gentleman
Released September 2, 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Synthpop, R&B
Length 3:52
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Shaffer Smith
Producer(s) Stargate
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Miss Independent"

"Miss Independent" is the second single by American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo. It is the second single from his album Year of the Gentleman and was produced by Stargate.[1] It samples the song "Forget About Me" by Lil Bit.[2] The song was written by Ne-Yo and co-written by Stargate. It was released as a music download on August 26, 2008 and physical release on September 2, 2008.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Miss Independent" was shot with director Chris Robinson on Monday, December 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. It featured cameos from Keri Hilson, Gabrielle Union, Lauren London and Trey Songz. It begins with Ne-Yo as a corporate boss walking to his office through his employee's office. As he walks by, various office workers (played by various singers) say good morning to Ne-Yo, who is enjoying the sight of all the women. The video continues with Ne-Yo at a meeting getting interrupted by his boss who apologizes to him in the end and asks what she can do to make it up to him.

Chart performance[edit]

"Miss Independent" debuted at #98 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next week it made a big jump to #32. The following week it climbed to #27. It hit the top ten in its eighth week, climbing to #8, thus giving Ne-Yo his second consecutive top ten hit from the album. It has since climbed a spot to #7 on the Hot 100.

On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the song has been much more successful than the first single from the album, "Closer", reaching #1, giving Ne-Yo his first chart-topper as a performer (on that chart).

In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #39 on downloads alone on August 31, 2008, and later peaked at #6. The Australian Aria Singles Chart, saw Miss independent debut at number 56 on August 9, 2008 - September 9, 2008.On December 20, 2008 the song debuted on the South African Singles Chart at #32 it has since reached #3.

Track listing[edit]

  • Germany and UK CD Single
  1. "Miss Independent" - 3:52
  2. "Miss Independent" (Instrumental) - 3:50
  3. "Closer" (Stonebridge Club Remix) - 3:52
  4. "Miss Independent" (Video) - 3:50


On Sunday, February 8, 2009 at the 51st Grammy Awards, Ne-Yo won two awards for "Miss Independent", Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Remix: "She Got Her Own" (Miss Independent Part 2)[edit]

"She Got Her Own (Miss Independent Part 2)"
Single by Ne-Yo featuring Fabolous and Jamie Foxx
from the album Intuition & Year of the Gentleman (Japan Edition)

December 14, 2008(WW)

February 6, 2009 (US)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 5:32 (Album version)
4:16 (radio edit)
Label J/Island Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Shaffer Smith, John Jackson, Donna Summer, David Brown, Antonio Jiminez
Producer(s) Butter Beats
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Camera Phone"
"She Got Her Own"
Jamie Foxx singles chronology
"Just Like Me"
"She Got Her Own"
"Blame It"
Fabolous singles chronology
"Good Lovin'"
"She Got Her Own"
"Throw It in the Bag"

The official remix entitled "She Got Her Own" (Miss Independent Part 2) was released as a single for both Ne-Yo and singer/actor Jamie Foxx and features Fabolous. It is available as a bonus track in Japan and the pre-order of Year of the Gentleman in the UK iTunes Store. The song was also featured on Foxx's album, Intuition and was released as the second single from the album on December 14, 2008. It samples the 1979 song "My Baby Understands" by Donna Summer.

A music video for "She Got Her Own" was released on September 22, 2008. It featured cameo appearances by Estelle, Eve, Keyshia Cole, Jill Marie Jones, Teyana Taylor and twins Malika Haqq & Khadijah Haqq from the 2006 film ATL .[36] Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, and Fabolous performed "She Got Her Own" at the 2009 BET Awards.

Other remixes[edit]

A remix that features T-Pain & Joey Galaxy aka Young Cash was made. Nicki Minaj also remixed it. Jamaican dancehall artists Vybz Kartel and Spice also released a version of the song entitled "Ramping Shop", from his album Pon Di Gaza 2.0 which received critical acclaim across the world.[37]


Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 54
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[26] 2
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[28] 29

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New Ne-Yo Music - "Miss Independent"
  2. ^ Ne-Yo Shows Growth in new CD The Spectator. Accessed October 29, 2008.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent" (in French). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Ne-Yo.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200845 into search.
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent". Tracklisten.
  11. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" European Hot 100 for Ne-Yo.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – Ne-Yo Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 39, 2008". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent". Top Digital Download.
  17. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Japan Hot 100 for Ne-Yo.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ Romanian Airplay Chart. Cotidianul. Accessed September 29, 2010
  21. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200846 into search.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent". Singles Top 100.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Ne-Yo: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  25. ^ a b "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ne-Yo.
  26. ^ a b "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ne-Yo.
  27. ^ "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Ne-Yo.
  28. ^ a b "Ne-Yo – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Ne-Yo.
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Miss Independent in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  31. ^ "American single certifications – Ne-Yo – Miss Independent". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  32. ^ "Éves összesített listák - MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 (súlyozott)". Mahasz. Mahasz. 
  33. ^ "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Ricerche e dati di mercato". Fimi.it. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  34. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/end-of-year-singles-chart/20080106/37501/
  35. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  36. ^ Shamz (September 22, 2008). Video: Ne-Yo "She Got Her Own" feat. Jamie Foxx & Fabolous Okayplayer. Accessed: September 27, 2008.
  37. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/sample/4669/Vybz-Kartel-Spice-Romping-Shop-Ne-Yo-Miss-Independent/

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