Never Make a Promise
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|"Never Make a Promise"|
|Single by Dru Hill|
|from the album Dru Hill|
|Released||July 28, 1997|
|Format||CD single, Cassette single|
|Dru Hill singles chronology|
"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.
- Mark "Sisqo" Andrews, James "Woody" Green, Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin and Larry "Jazz" Anthony : lead and background vocals
- Daryl Simmons : writer, composer, producer, keyboards and drum programming
- Ronnie Garrett : bass
- Thom "TK" Kidd : engineer
- Jon Gass : mixing engineer
- Kevin Lively : assistant engineer
- Ivy Skoff : production coordinator
Charts and certifications
|US Billboard Hot 100||7|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Rhythmic (Billboard)||23|
|End-of-year chart (1997)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||56|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||700,000|
- Dru Hill - Dru Hill (CD liner notes) - Island Records 314-524 306-2
- "Dru Hill Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
- "Dru Hill Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
- "Dru Hill Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Retrieved 2010-08-28.
- "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.
- "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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