Shawty (song)

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"Shawty"
Plies-shawty-cover.jpg
Single by Plies featuring T-Pain
from the album The Real Testament
ReleasedJune 12, 2007
FormatCD single, digital download
Recorded2007
GenreDirty rap
Length4:14
LabelBig Gates, Slip-n-Slide, Atlantic
Songwriter(s)Maurice White
Verdine White
Eddie del Barrio
Algernod Washington
T-Pain
Wayne Miles
Christopher Gholson [1]
Producer(s)RIP Ensayne Wayne
Plies singles chronology
"Shawty"
(2007)
"I'm So Hood"
(2007)
T-Pain singles chronology
"Bartender"
(2007)
"Shawty"
(2007)
"Cyclone"
(2007)

"Shawty" is the title of a 2007 single by rapper Plies featuring singer-songwriter T-Pain. It is Plies' debut single from his album The Real Testament and samples "Fantasy" by Earth, Wind & Fire. The song won an award at the 2007 Ozone Awards for Best Rap/R&B Collaboration.

Music video[edit]

A music video was shot in Orlando, Florida with director Edwin Decena. Rich Boy, Rick Ross, Lil Duval, Young Jack Thriller, Edgerrin James, and Jevon Kearse made cameo appearances.[2]

Remixes[edit]

The official remix, "Shawty (R&B Remix)", features R&B artists Trey Songz and former Pretty Ricky member Pleasure P. A remix featuring Webbie and T-Pain was also released on the mixtape, DJ Smallz: The Best Thing Smoking Vol. 2 (We Still Smokin'). There is also a remix on Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Solomon Childs album The Art of Making Love & War featuring Both Plies & T-Pain.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 9
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 2
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[7] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 13
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[10] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ascap entry for Shawty
  2. ^ "Plies Starring in Shawty". archive.org. Retrieved 29 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – Plies feat. T-Pain – Shawty". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Plies Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Plies Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Plies Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Plies Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "2007 Year-End Charts: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "2007 Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "2007 Year-End Charts: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Plies – Shawty". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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