Shortie Like Mine

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"Shortie Like Mine"
Shortie Like Mine.jpg
Single by Bow Wow featuring Chris Brown and Johntá Austin
from the album The Price of Fame
ReleasedOctober 23, 2006
FormatCD single, digital download
GenrePop rap, snap, R&B
Songwriter(s)Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox, Da Brat
Producer(s)Jermaine Dupri
Bow Wow singles chronology
"Fresh Azimiz"
"Shortie Like Mine"
"Outta My System"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Say Goodbye"
"Shortie Like Mine"
Johntá Austin singles chronology
"Turn It Up"
"Shortie Like Mine"
"Outta My System"

"Shortie like Mine" is a song by rapper Bow Wow. It is the first single from his fifth studio album, The Price of Fame (2006). This song features American R&B singers Chris Brown & Johntá Austin.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic's David Jeffries praised the song by highlighting and favourable citation: "Saving the album from being a disaster is perfectly acceptable single; "Shortie Like Mine" which swaggers with a great hook."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in September, 2006 and premiered on BET's Access Granted on October 23, 2006. It was the New Joint on BET's 106 & Park a day later on October 24, 2006. The video for "Shortie Like Mine" has a MySpace theme and was earlier made as a praise record to Ciara. The video features Canadian singer-actress Keshia Chanté and Angela Simmons, the daughter of Rev Run, as well as Rev Run himself. Chris Brown appears in the video, but Johntá Austin does not. The song's producer, Jermaine Dupri, also makes an appearance.

Chart performance[edit]

The single debuted at number eighty on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 21, 2006 being the top debut of that week. The song later peaked at number nine on December 16, 2006. It also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks. The single debuted on BET's 106 & Park chart at number ten on October 17, 2006 just two days after its premiere (excluding weekends). The song is Bow Wow's third to reach the top ten on the Hot 100. It is Brown's fourth. It also peaked at number two in New Zealand and was certified Gold on August 23, 2009, selling over 7,500 copies.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[4] 18
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 9
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 54
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 44


Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[9] Gold 5,000*
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^
United States (RIAA)[10]
Platinum 1,000,000^

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ " – Bow Wow feat. Chris Brown and Johntá Austin – Shortie Like Mine". Top 40 Singles.
  3. ^ "Bow Wow Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "Bow Wow Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Bow Wow Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "Bow Wow Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "Year-End Charts: Hot 100 Songs - 2007". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2007". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24.
  10. ^ a b "American single certifications – Bow Wow – Shortie Like Mine". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 16, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.  Cite error: The named reference "United StatesBow WowShortie Like MinesingleCertRef" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).