Superhuman (song)

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"Superhuman"
Chris Brown - Superhuman.jpg
Single by Chris Brown featuring Keri Hilson
from the album Exclusive: The Forever Edition
ReleasedOctober 3, 2008 (2008-10-03) (U.S.) November 17, 2008 (2008-11-17) (UK)
Format
Recorded2008
StudioThe Underlab
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length3:39
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Make the World Go Round"
(2008)
"Superhuman"
(2008)
"Freeze"
(2008)
Keri Hilson singles chronology
"Energy"
(2008)
"Superhuman"
(2008)
"Return the Favor"
(2008)

"Superhuman" is the second single released by Chris Brown from the album Exclusive: The Forever Edition, and the sixth and final single overall off Exclusive. The song features Keri Hilson.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Charlotte, NC and directed by Erik White, which is Brown's seventh video directed by him. The music video was shot back-to-back with Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like" and "Dreamer".

Chart performance[edit]

Despite not being officially released, the song debuted at number 40 on the New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart and peaked at number 15, becoming the album's sixth top 20 hit in New Zealand. The song was certified Gold after seventeen weeks selling over 7,500 copies. It also debuted at number 33 in Ireland and number 40 on the UK Singles Chart due to strong downloads following the premiere of the music video. The song has reached number 32 on the UK Singles Chart, and was physically released in the UK on November 24, 2008. It has also become Brown's 6th Top 20 hit in Ireland, peaking at number 15 on the Irish Singles Chart. It debuted, the first week on the Australian Singles Chart on November 3, 2008 at number 36, and has peaked at number 30. The single peaked at number 109 in the United States, becoming his first single to miss the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

UK and Ireland CD single[edit]

  1. "Superhuman" (featuring Keri Hilson)
  2. "Dreamer"

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Vocals: C. Brown & K. Hilson
  • Writers: W. Felder, J. Faunteroy II
  • Producers: Harvey Mason Jr. for Underdog Music, inc. & Oak of The Knightwritaz for Ninetimesnine Entertainment
  • Recording: Andrew Hey & Dabling Harward at The Underlab, Los Angeles, CA
  • Additional engineering: David Boyd for Underdog Entertainment at The Underlab, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mixing: Harvey Mason Jr. for Underdog Entertainment at The Underlab, Los Angeles, California
  • Production coordination: David "Touch" Wright & Angela N. Golightly for Underdog Entertainment and Donnie Meadows & Tanisha Broadwater for Starr Island Management
  • All music by: Oak of The Knightwritaz for Ninetimesnine Entertainment
  • Keri Hilson appears courtesy of Mosley Music Group and Interscope Records

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 1
European Hot 100 Singles[1] 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 32
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 1
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[2] 20
US Pop 100 (Billboard) 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[3] Gold 7,500*
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/chris-brown/chart-history/european-hot-100
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". Radioscope. July 17, 2011. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Brown – Superhuman". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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