Never Make a Promise

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"Never Make a Promise"
Dru Hill Never Make A Promise.jpg
Single by Dru Hill
from the album Dru Hill
ReleasedJuly 28, 1997
FormatCD single, Cassette single
GenreR&B, soul
Songwriter(s)Daryl Simmons
Producer(s)Daryl Simmons
Dru Hill singles chronology
"In My Bed"
"Never Make a Promise"
"5 Steps"

"Never Make a Promise" is a number-one R&B song by group Dru Hill, released in 1997. It is the third single from their eponymous debut album. With a lead by Larry "Jazz" Anthony, the single spent four weeks at number one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number seven on the US pop chart. The music video features an appearance by actress Michelle Thomas, who plays Jazz's girlfriend. She tells Jazz that she is pregnant and he gets excited, but she also has a drunk father who rapes her but is too scared to tell anyone.


Credits adapted from liner notes.[1]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 7
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[4] 23

Year-end charts[edit]

End-of-year chart (1997) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 56


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 700,000[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dru Hill - Dru Hill (CD liner notes) - Island Records 314-524 306-2
  2. ^ "Dru Hill Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Dru Hill Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Dru Hill Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Dru Hill – Never Make a Promise". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  7. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.

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