Rocket (En Vogue song)

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"Rocket"
En-Vogue-Rocket.jpg
Single by En Vogue
from the album Electric Café
ReleasedDecember 1, 2017 (2017-12-01)
FormatDownload
GenreR&B
Length3:51
Label
Songwriter(s)Shaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith
Producer(s)Curtis Wilson
En Vogue singles chronology
"Have a Seat"
(2017)
"Rocket"
(2017)
"Reach 4 Me"
(2018)

"Rocket" is a song by American recording group En Vogue. It was written by Ne-Yo and recorded for their seventh studio album Electric Café (2018), while production was handled by Curtis "Sauce" Wilson.[1] The R&B song serves as the album's lead single and was released on December 1, 2017. In the United States, the song peaked at number eight on Billboard's Adult R&B Songs chart, becoming En Vogue's first top 10 hit in twenty years.[2]

Music video[edit]

Ellis, Bennett and Herron during the video shoot in the Mojave Desert.

An accompanying music video, directed by Damien Sandoval, was released online on January 22, 2018. Filmed in the El Mirage Lake bed in California, the clip features several shots of Terry Ellis, Rhona Bennett, and Cindy Herron performing in front of a digitally altered Mojave Desert. Ellis called the video "a step into the future", describing its look as "futuristic meets sexy".[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Rocket" debuted at number 28 on the US Billboard Adult R&B Songs in the week ending January 21, 2018, making it the group's first entry on the list since "Ooh Boy" reached number 22 in 2004.[4] For the week ending May 3, 2018, the song reached number 10 on chart, becoming the En Vogue's first top 10 hit on the Adult R&B Songs chart since "Don't Let Go (Love)" spent six weeks in the top 10 in February and March 1997. It is also the band's first top ten on any Billboard airplay chart since June and July 1997, when "Whatever" hit the top 10 on the Rhythmic, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop charts.[5]

Track listings[edit]

Digital single[6]

  1. "Rocket" – 3:51

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electric Café (Media notes). En Vogue. En Vogue Records. 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ a b "En Vogue Chart History (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Like Fine Wine: See How The Ladies Of En Vogue Are Giving Young Girls A Run For Their Money". BET. February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Anderson, Trevor (January 26, 2018). "SZA's 'Love Galore' Hits No. 1 on Adult R&B Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Anderson, Trevor (March 1, 2018). "En Vogue Returns With First Top 10 Airplay Chart Hit in Over 20 Years". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Rocket – Single". iTunes. Apple.com. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "En Vogue Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "2018 Year End Chart: ADULT R&B SONGS". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2019.

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