Nobody's Supposed to Be Here

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"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here"
Deborah Cox - Nobody's Supposed To Be Here.jpg
Single by Deborah Cox
from the album One Wish
Released September 22, 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, soul
Length 4:22
Label Arista
Writer(s) Montell Jordan, Anthony "Shep" Crawford
Producer(s) Anthony "Shep" Crawford
Deborah Cox singles chronology
"Things Just Ain't the Same"
"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here"
"It's Over Now"

"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" is a single written by Montell Jordan and Anthony "Shep" Crawford. Canadian R&B singer Deborah Cox released the song in 1998 from her second album One Wish.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 on September 29, 1998. It then peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 24, 1998 and spent eight weeks there, (kept from the top spot first by 'I'm Your Angel' by R. Kelly and Celine Dion for six weeks and then by 'Have You Ever?' by Brandy for the remaining two) making it one of the longest stays at No. 2 for any single in the chart's history and the highest-peaking single of Cox's career (the next single, "We Can't Be Friends", was her only other top ten hit on the chart, peaking at No. 8). It received comparatively little airplay on mainstream Top 40 radio, however, as it peaked only at No. 30 on Radio & Records magazine's CHR/Pop chart the week of February 19 and 26, 1999.

"Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" also peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on October 27, 1998, where it remained for a record-breaking 14 weeks. This record was tied in 2005 by Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" and broken in 2006 by Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You", which spent 15 weeks at No. 1.

The song reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart on October 13, 1998. The dance remix by Hex Hector was also a hit on dance charts. The remix received extensive airplay on pop radio.

The single reached number nine on the 1999 Billboard year-end chart.[1]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Hex Hector's Club Mix) (10:07)
  2. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Dance Radio Mix) (4:13)
  3. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Hex's Dub) (6:17)
  4. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Original Version) (4:21)
  5. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Original Version Instrumental) (4:21)

Other versions[edit]

"Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" (Special Slow-To-Fast Version) (3:42) *Found on the 2004 compilation album Ultimate Deborah Cox.

In 2015, UK house producer Weiss sampled song for his track "Our Love".


  • 1998: Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Female
  • 1999: Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Song of the Year

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ""The Billboard Hot 100" on". Retrieved 1999-12-31.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on July 9, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  4. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Cox, Deborah – Nobody%27s Supposed to Be Here". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1999". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 112 (4): 63. January 22, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 

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