S.E.X. (Lyfe Jennings song)

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Single by Lyfe Jennings
from the album The Phoenix
ReleasedAugust 1, 2006
LabelSony Urban Music/Columbia Records
Songwriter(s)Lyfe Jennings
Producer(s)Lyfe Jennings
Lyfe Jennings singles chronology
"Lets Stay Together"

"S.E.X." is the first single by Lyfe Jennings from his second album The Phoenix and features guest vocals from LaLa Brown. The song is about young teens losing their virginity from pressure.

"S.E.X." debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 99 and slipped off just to re-enter the following week again at number 99. It eventually peaked at number 37,[1] making it Lyfe's most successful single. "S.E.X." was a top-five hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and received strong airplay on BET and some airplay on radio and MTV. The music video was directed by Benny Boom.


Jennings said in an interview with Jet that "S.E.X." was "a song I had wanted to write for a long time". He elaborated that upon returning home from his prison sentence, he noticed "how quickly women are developing and how guys get the wrong impression and how [women] get the wrong impression of themselves".[2]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 37
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 3
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[5] 16

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 26


  1. ^ "Lyfe Jennings - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2014-11-17.
  2. ^ Christina, Margena (April 21, 2008). "In the Spotlight: Lyfe Jennings Moves from Dark to Light on Latest Album with Eclectic Appeal". Jet. 113 (15): 40. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  3. ^ "Lyfe Jennings Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  4. ^ "Lyfe Jennings Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  5. ^ "Lyfe Jennings Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  6. ^ "Year-End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Titles – 2006". Billboard.biz. 2006. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2021.