Rock wit U (Awww Baby)

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"Rock wit U (Awww Baby)"
Single by Ashanti
from the album Chapter II
Released May 13, 2003
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre R&B
Length 3:29
Label Murder Inc.
Writer(s) Ashanti Douglas, Irving Lorenzo, Andre Parker
Producer(s) Irv Gotti, Chink Santana
Ashanti singles chronology
"Mesmerize"
(2002)
"Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)"
(2003)
"Rain on Me"
(2003)
Music sample

"Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" is a single released by American R&B singer Ashanti in 2003 from her second studio album, Chapter II. The single went straight to the number two position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became her first international hit from her second album, reaching number seven in the UK and number nineteen in Australia. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 16, 2010.

The song had Top 40 entries in the Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland and New Zealand. However, the single became Ashanti's most successful song in Japan peaking at number 2 on Tokio's Hot 100 and number 3 on the Year End Chart.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video (directed by Paul Hunter), was released in May 2003, shows Ashanti on the beach by herself, then seconds later her lover spends time with her. They spend the whole day together, from the beach to a private hut and then a jeep ride. There is one moment when Ashanti is riding an elephant.

The music video was nominated at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards for Best R&B Video.

Remixes[edit]

The song has 2 official remix versions.

The 1st official remix features two verses by rapper & Murder Inc. labelmate Caddillac Tah.

The second official remix for this song samples Michael Jackson's hit, "Rock with You". Ashanti performed this version at the 2003 BET Awards. The remix was included in Collectables by Ashanti.

An unofficial bastard pop remix, "Rock With Addiction", which pasted the vocals from the song over "Just Because" by Jane's Addiction, was released in 2005 by Go Home Productions.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 19
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[1] 5
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[1] 15
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 28
German Singles Chart[2] 41
Irish Singles Chart[3] 21
New Zealand Singles Chart[1] 24
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 54
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 33
UK Singles Chart[4] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[5] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[5] 6

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