Somebody Else

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"Somebody Else"
Artwork for Mario's single, "Somebody Else".jpg
Single by Mario featuring Nicki Minaj
Released May 21, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 4:10
Label
  • 3rd Street
  • RCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Mario singles chronology
"Ms. Chocolate"
(2009)
"Somebody Else"
(2013)
"I Need More"
(2016)
"Ms. Chocolate"
(2009)
"Somebody Else"
(2013)
"I Need More"
(2016)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"High School"
(2013)
"Somebody Else"
(2013)
"I'm Out"
(2013)
Music video
"Somebody Else" on YouTube

"Somebody Else" is a song by American R&B singer-songwriter Mario, featuring guest vocals from Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj. The song was released in the United States as a digital download on May 21, 2013, on RCA Records. Intended to be a single for his upcoming fifth studio album. However, due to its poorly chart performance, it was later dubbed as a standalone single.[1] The record heavily samples the 1975 song "Remember the Rain", by American R&B group 21st Century.[2]

Background[edit]

Through his official Twitter page, on May 17, 2013, he confirmed that he has been working with Polow Da Don, for the track "Somebody Else" featuring rapper Nicki Minaj.[3][4] R&B singer-songwriter Frank Ocean recorded a demo of the song[5] as did Chris Brown who considered the song for his album Fortune.[6]

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed on May 25, 2013 and directed by Alexandre Moors.[7] The video premiered on July 8, 2013 on MTV Jams and it was premiered on July 10, 2013 on BET's 106 & Park.[8] The video chronicles the dramatic ending of a relationship as Mario and Nicki square off in the video.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[9]
  1. "Somebody Else" (featuring Nicki Minaj) - 4:10

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[10] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 27

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States May 21, 2013[9] Digital download RCA Records

References[edit]