Someone to Love Me (Naked)

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"Someone to Love Me (Naked)"
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Single by Mary J. Blige featuring Diddy & Lil Wayne
from the album My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)
ReleasedMarch 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010
Genre
Length3:33
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jerry Wonder
  • Arden Altino
Mary J. Blige singles chronology
"We Got Hood Love"
(2010)
"Someone to Love Me (Naked)"
(2011)
"25/8"
(2011)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"This Is What Rock n' Roll Looks Like"
(2011)
""Someone to Love Me (Naked)"
(2011)
"I'm Into You"
(2011)
Music video
"Someone to Love Me (Naked)" on YouTube

"Someone to Love Me (Naked)" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige, taken from her tenth studio album My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1). Written by Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis and Leroy Watson, the song is a remix of "Someone to Love Me" from Diddy-Dirty Money's debut album, Last Train to Paris. The song samples "You Roam When You Don’t Get It At Home" performed by The Sweet Inspirations, as well as featuring guest vocals from Diddy and Lil Wayne. It was released on March 29, 2011 as the first single from the album.

Background and composition[edit]

"Someone to Love Me (Naked)" is a R&B and hip-hop soul song, written by Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis and Leroy Watson.[1] It is a remix of a song titled "Someone to Love Me" by Diddy-Dirty Money, from their 2010 album Last Train to Paris.[2] Both the original and remix of "Someone to Love Me" sample "You Roam When You Don’t Get It At Home" performed by The Sweet Inspirations and written by Bettye Crutcher, David Porter and Ronnie Williams.[1] On January 4, 2011, Angie Martinez premiered the new version of "Someone to Love Me" on her radio show. At the time it was dubbed "Someone to Love Me (MJB Naked Mix)."[3][2] In the remix, Blige takes over the sample vocals.[2] On March 29, 2011, Blige released the remix to digital retailers under the title "Someone to Love Me (Naked)," as the first single from her tenth album, My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1).[4][5]

Promotion[edit]

Mary J. Blige and Lil' Wayne performed "Someone to Love Me (Naked)" at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22, 2011.[6]

Music video[edit]

Diddy-Dirty Money had filmed a music video for the original version of the song back in September 2009 with Nabil.[7] The clip premiered over a year later, in December 2010.[8] Blige filmed a brand new video, this time for "Someone to Love Me (Naked)" with Colin Tilley in 2011. It features appearances from both Diddy and Lil Wayne.[9] She revealed, through social networking site Twitter, that the video would premiere on April 8, 2011.[10] The video for "Someone to Love Me (Naked)" was supposed to premier through the Vevo network on April 4, 2011, however it leaked online a day earlier than planned after the released date was bumped up to April 5, 2011.[4] The television debut for the video aired on April 5, 2011 following BET’s “The Game.”[11] The video spotlights a blonde Mary as she wanders through a disorienting corridor and sings on the edge of a broken bridge, later linking up with Diddy and Lil Wayne as lightning flashes around them.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[5]
  1. "Someone to Love Me" (featuring Diddy & Lil Wayne) – 3:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 28

Year-end[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[13] 99

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States March 29, 2011 Digital Download[5] Matriarch, Geffen Records
April 12, 2011 rhythmic airplay[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Last Train to Paris (Booklet). Diddy-Dirty Money. Los Angeles, CA: Bad Boy, Interscope Records (Cat no. 0602527403076). 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "New Music: Mary J. Blige F/ Lil Wayne & Diddy – 'Someone to Love Me'". Rap-up.com (Rap-Up). 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  3. ^ Byfield, Tahirah Edwards (2011-02-04). "Mary J. Blige Ft. Lil Wayne & Diddy – "Someone To Love Me (MJB Naked Mix)" - New Music". soulculture.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  4. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (2011-04-04). "Mary J. Blige to Release 'My Life II' Album in September". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  5. ^ a b c "Someone to Love Me (Naked): Mary J. Blige: MP3 Downloads". Amazon MP3. (Amazon.com). 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  6. ^ "Lil Wayne". Billboard.
  7. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (2010-09-29). "SHOT: Diddy/Dirty Money - NABIL, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  8. ^ Daw, Robbie (2010-12-10). "Diddy-Dirty Money Looking for "Someone to Love Me" (video)". Idolator. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  9. ^ a b "Video: Mary J. Blige feat. Diddy & Lil Wayne – Someone to Love Me (Naked)". Rap-up.com (Rap-Up). 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  10. ^ Blanco, Alvin (2011-04-05). "Mary J. Blige Announces My Life Sequel Release Date". MTV (Viacom: MTV Netoworks). Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  11. ^ "Mary J. Blige's new album due in September - USATODAY.com". Content.usatoday.com. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  12. ^ "Mary J. Blige Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  13. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  14. ^ "WebCite query result". Archived from the original on April 10, 2011.