Party People (Nelly song)

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"Party People"
Nelly Party People.PNG
Single by Nelly featuring Fergie
from the album Brass Knuckles and The Dutchess: Deluxe edition
B-side "Cut It Out"
Released March 18, 2008 (2008-03-18)
Recorded 2007
Length 4:02
Producer(s) Polow da Don
Nelly singles chronology
"5000 Ones"
"Party People"
"Here I Am"
"5000 Ones"
"Party People"
"Here I Am"
Fergie singles chronology
(2007) Clumsy2007
"Party People"
(2008) Party People2008
"Labels or Love"
(2008) Labels or Love2008

"Party People" is a song recorded by American rapper Nelly, featuring American singer Fergie. It was recorded for Nelly's fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles, and the deluxe edition of Fergie's debut album, The Dutchess.


The song was originally intended for Fergie's debut album, The Dutchess (on the Deluxe Edition of which it now appears), and featured Miami-based rapper Trina. Originally, the track was played and intended to feature Houston rapper Chamillionaire, before he passed up on the offer. In yet another (see Love in This Club) example of Polow da Don releasing tracks or beats before they were intended, he then played the track for Nelly who immediately decided that he wanted to use the beat.[1] Nelly and Fergie recently performed "Party People" at the 2008 BET Awards. The song Party People reached number 17 in the UK Charts in 2008.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in Los Angeles, California and directed by Marc Webb.[2] Polow da Don, Keri Hilson and Ciara make cameos in the video.

The video premiered on MTV on April 14, 2008.[3] The video begins with many lights switching on revealing a large underground room where the room is suddenly filled with many people. We see Fergie on a swing high above the ground while Nelly rises up out of the ground in a cloud of smoke. The rest of the video continues with Nelly and Fergie rapping into the camera while breaking up fights at the party and images of Fergie walking along a walkway as well as jumping on Nelly's back. In the middle of the video Nelly and Fergie rap aggressively at each other atop a raised platform before another short image shows Fergie sitting on the swing again. The video ends with a cameo from R&B singer Keri Hilson sporting a black T-shirt sporting the slogan "Hip Hop Aint Dead".

The video has been viewed over 37 million times on popular video-sharing site YouTube.[4]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD Single
  1. Party People (Clean)
  2. Party People (Explicit)
  3. Cut It Out

Charts performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[5] 14
Austrian Singles Chart 46
Brazil (ABPD)[6] 41
Canadian Hot 100 52
Irish Singles Chart 12
German Singles Chart 23
New Zealand Singles Chart 7
UK Singles Chart[7] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 40
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 37
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 62
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 16


  1. ^ Jayson Rodriguez (April 9, 2008). Nelly And Fergie Both Wanted The 'Party People' Beat... So They Decided To Share It MTV News. Accessed April 20, 2008.
  2. ^ (March 24, 2008). Nelly's 'Brass Knuckles' Due June 24 Rap-Up. Accessed April 20, 2008.
  3. ^ Heidi Montag Raps on TRL Accessed July 16, 2008
  4. ^
  5. ^ ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved on June 15, 2008.
  6. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ Usher Stands Tall and Rihanna Bows at #1 on This Week’s UK Charts -

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