Run the Show

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"Run the Show"
Single by Kat DeLuna featuring Busta Rhymes
from the album 9 Lives
Released February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05)
(See release history)
Length 3:35
Label Epic
Producer(s) RedOne
Kat DeLuna singles chronology
"Am I Dreaming"
"Run the Show"
"Breathing Your Love"
Busta Rhymes singles chronology
"Run the Show"
"Don't Touch Me (Throw da Water on 'Em)"
Don Omar singles chronology
"Canción De Amor"
"Run the Show"
"Virtual Diva"

"Run the Show" is a song by Dominican American recording artist Kat DeLuna's debut studio album 9 Lives. It was released as the second worldwide single off her debut album. While the album version features vocals from Shaka Dee,[2] the single version features a new rap from Busta Rhymes. It was officially sent to big radio stations on January 15, 2009.[3] The Spanish version features reggaeton artist Don Omar.


The song was being rotated on U.S. radio stations in the week from December 5–11 and debuted at number 182 of the most played songs in American radios. Currently it has peaked at number 45.[4] It debuted on z100 December 20, 2007, and has received considerable airplay. The song debuted at #88 on the Pop 100 and #50, and on the Pop 100 Airplay. The song was released digitally in the United States on February 5, 2008. The Spanish single version was later released on March 11, 2008.

The song was released on March 17, 2008 in France.[5]

On June 2, 2008, the single debuted at #41 on the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone. For a time it had regular airplay on UK music channels and radio stations but the song failed to chart any higher than number 41 due to a lack of promotion.

The song was released in Germany on October 31, 2008.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Run the Show" featuring Busta Rhymes premiered on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at her website, while the video featuring Don Omar premiered on Friday, March 21, 2008 at Mun2 on Pepsi Musica. Both videos were directed by Ray Kay.

Covers and Samples[edit]

Britney Spears sampled the song in her single "Break the Ice" as video interlude during her 2009 The Circus Starring: Britney Spears tour.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Run the Show" - 3:33
Promo CD
  1. "Run the Show" - 3:33
  2. "Run the Show" (Instrumentall) - 3:35
Run the Show (iTunes Digital Remixes) - EP
  1. "Run the Show (Radio Mix)" - 3:41
  2. "Run the Show" (Club Vocal Up) - 8:16
  3. "Run the Show" (Club Dub) - 7:26
  4. "Run the Show" (Ashanti Boyz remix) - 3:35
  5. "Run the Show" (Warehouse Mix) - 6:46

Release history[edit]

Country Release Date Format
United States January 15, 2008 (2008-01-15) Radio Airplay
February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05) Digital download
March 14, 2008 (2008-03-14) Spanish Version
France April 21, 2008 (2008-04-21)
Germany October 31, 2008 (2008-10-31)


Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 17[7]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 2[8]
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 63[8]
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 99
Belgium Flanders Chart[9] 5
Belgium Wallonia Chart[10] 5
Finnish Single Chart[11] 2
French Singles Chart 6
German Singles Chart 73
Irish Singles Chart[12] 26
Romanian Singles Chart[13] 8
Swedish Singles Chart 18
Swiss Singles Chart[14] 29
UK Singles Chart[15] 41

End of year charts[edit]

Year Country Chart Ranking
2008 France SNEP End Of Year Singles 28[16]
Belgium Belgian Ultratop 100 Of 2008 32[17]


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