Suffocate (J. Holiday song)

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Suffocate (song).jpg
Single by J. Holiday
from the album Back of My Lac'
Released October 2, 2007 (U.S.)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B
Length 3:55
Label Music Line Group, Capitol
Songwriter(s) Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash
Producer(s) Tricky Stewart
J. Holiday singles chronology
"I Won't Tell"
"I Won't Tell"

"Suffocate" is a song by American R&B singer J. Holiday. It is the third single released from his debut album Back of My Lac'. The song was released as a digital download and sent to mainly urban radio stations. "Suffocate" debuted at number 96 on the Billboard and eventually peaked at number 18.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jonathan Mannion and premiered in late 2007.

Chart performance[edit]

"Suffocate" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of November 7, 2007, debuting at number 96. Six weeks later, it entered the top 40 at number 35 the week of January 5, 2008. It peaked at number 18 the week of February 23, 2008 and stayed there for two weeks. It stayed on the chart for 24 weeks.[1] It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Chart (2007–08) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 18
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[4] 55


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 0^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "J. Holiday - Suffocate". Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "J. Holiday – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for J. Holiday. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "J. Holiday – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for J. Holiday. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Back of My Lac' - J. Holiday - Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American single certifications – J. Holiday – Suffocate". Recording Industry Association of America. February 9, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH