Remember Me (Jennifer Hudson song)

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"Remember Me"
Remember Me Jennifer Hudson.jpeg
Single by Jennifer Hudson
ReleasedMarch 3, 2017 (2017-03-03)
FormatDigital download
GenreR&B
Length3:52
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Konstantin Sherer
  • Vincent Stein
Producer(s)
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Konstantin Sherer
Jennifer Hudson singles chronology
"I Still Love You"
(2015)
"Remember Me"
(2017)
"Burden Down"
(2017)

"Remember Me" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Hudson, from her upcoming fourth studio album. The song was released on March 3, 2017, by Epic Records.[1] A midtempo ballad, "Remember Me" was written by Hudson, Jamie Hartman, Konstantin Sherer and Vincent Stein, with production by Hartman and Stein.[2]

Background and promotion[edit]

Following the release of Hudson's third studio album JHUD in 2014, it was announced she had left RCA Records and had signed a new contract with Epic Records on June 28, 2016.[3] Hudson said to Billboard magazine: "I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this new chapter with two of the most prolific musical legends of this generation, there is no doubt that this is just the beginning of a very special collaboration and I know that the result will be something unforgettable. I am looking forward to the creative process and sharing new music very soon!"[3]

On March 2, 2017, a day before the song's release, Hudson released an audio clip of the song on her YouTube channel.[4] On March 5, 2017, Hudson performed the song on The Voice UK.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

The song was met with positive reviews from critics. Rap-Up stated in a review "The Oscar and Grammy winner flexes her powerful pipes on the rousing record, which she co-wrote with Jamie Hartman." British Critics Choice winner Rag'n'Bone Man worked with Hartman on his UK chart topper "Human" (2016).[6] Mike Wass from Idolator stated "Jennifer Hudson finally found the appropriate vehicle for those bone-rattling vocals on 'Remember Me', the first taste of the diva's fourth LP is soaring mid-tempo ballad with gut-wrenching lyrics".[7]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Remember Me" premiered on April 10, 2017.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number sixty-seven on the UK Singles Downloads Chart on March 10, 2017.[9] In its second week the song fell thirty-one places to number ninety-eight before falling out of the Top 100 downloads chart.[10] The song re-entered the chart at number seventy-one on April 14, 2017.[11] On April 21, 2017, the song reached its peak charting at number fifty-five.[12]

In Scotland, the song debuted at number sixty on the Scottish Singles Chart.[13] In its second week the song fell thirty-six places to number ninety-six.[14] In its third week the song rose to four places charting at number ninety-two before falling out of the Top 100.[15] The song re-entered the chart at number fifty-seven on April 14, 2017.[16] On April 21, 2017, the song reached its peak, charting at number fifty.[17]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[1]
No.TitleLength
1."Remember Me"3:52
The Remixes
No.TitleLength
1."Remember Me" (Kat Krazy Remix)3:30
2."Remember Me" (BAUT Remix)3:57
3."Remember Me" (Ryan Riback Remix)3:27
4."Remember Me" (John "J-C" Carr Remix)4:48
5."Remember Me" (Dave Audé Remix)3:46

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[2]

  • Jamie Hartman - acoustic guitar, background vocals, band leader, bass, keyboards, piano, strings
  • Jennifer Hudson - background vocals
  • Elizabeth Komba - background vocals
  • Nelson Raphael Beato, Jr. - background vocals
  • Lakeisha Lewis - background vocals
  • Jeremy Rubelino - band leader
  • Vanessa Freebairn-Smith - cello
  • Victor Lawrence - cello
  • Alisha Bauer - cello
  • Alex Williams - engineer
  • Joe LaPorta - mastering engineer
  • Konstantin Sherer - misc. producer, programmer
  • Michael Brauer - mixing engineer
  • Mark Robertson - other, violin
  • Matt Dyson - recording engineer
  • Jorge Velasco - recording engineer
  • Rodney Wirtz - viola
  • Grace Park - viola
  • Andrew Duckles - viola
  • Songa Lee - violin
  • Cheryl Kim - violin
  • Neli Nikolaeva - violin
  • Eugenia Choi - violin
  • Sam Fischer - violin

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[18] 41
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 50
UK Download Chart (Official Charts Company)[12] 55
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[19] 19

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref
United Kingdom March 3, 2017 Digital download Epic [1]
United States [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Remember Me – Single by Jennifer Hudson". iTunes Store (UK). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "'Remember Me' by Jennifer Hudson, released 2017-03-03". Tidal. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  3. ^ a b Kaufman, Gil (June 28, 2016). "Jennifer Hudson Signs With Epic Records". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jennifer Hudson - Remember Me (Audio Clip)". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jennifer Hudson performs 'Remember Me' The Voice UK". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "New Music: Jennifer Hudson – 'Remember Me'". Rap-Up. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Wass, Mike. "Jennifer Hudson's 'Remember Me' Video Doesn't Suit The (Great) Song". Idolator. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "Jennifer Hudson - Remember Me". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Download Chart Top 100 10 March 2017 – 17 March 2017". Official Charts Company (UK). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Download Chart Top 100 17 March 2017 – 23 March 2017". Official Charts Company (UK). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Download Chart Top 100 14 April 2017 – 20 April 2017". Official Charts Company (UK). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Official Singles Download Chart Top 100 21 April 2017 – 27 April 2017". Official Charts Company (UK). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 10 March 2017 – 17 March 2017". Official Charts Company (Scotland). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 17 March 2017 – 23 March 2017". Official Charts Company (Scotland). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 24 March 2017 – 30 March 2017". Official Charts Company (Scotland). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Charts 14 April 2017 – 20 April 2017". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 21 April 2017 – 27 April 2017". Official Charts Company (Scotland). Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  18. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  19. ^ "Jennifer Hudson Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  20. ^ "Remember Me – Single by Jennifer Hudson". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved April 24, 2017.