Take You There (Sean Kingston song)

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"Take You There"
Sean Kingston - Take You There.jpg
Single by Sean Kingston
from the album Sean Kingston
Released October 23, 2007[1]
Recorded 2007
Length 3:56
Producer(s) J.R. Rotem
Sean Kingston singles chronology
"Big Girls Don't Cry (Remix)"
"Take You There"
"What Is It"

"Big Girls Don't Cry (Remix)"
(with Fergie)
"Take You There"
"What Is It"

"Take You There" is the third single by Sean Kingston from his self-titled debut album. It was produced by JR Rotem. The song was co-written by Jonathan "J.R." Rotem, Kingston, Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Rock City, and Eric Bluebaum. The song is about Kingston taking his girlfriend on a date to the West Indies, particularly his native Jamaica. As he told noted UK urban writer Pete Lewis of Blues & Soul in June 2007: "In 'Take You There' I'm basically telling a girl 'Let me take you to where I'm from - to Jamaica, to the paradise and to the slums!'. Because, while many people just think of the tropical beaches, there is definitely another, rugged side to the island too!"[2]

On the issue date of November 17, 2007 the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 81 and peaked at number 7.[3]

Music video[edit]

The video (directed Gil Green) was shot in Miami, and features cameos by Rick Ross, J. R. Rotem, DJ Khaled and Gunplay. Kingston's girlfriend is played by fashion model Kirby Griffin. In the music video version, "sip piña coladas" is censored because of the reference to alcohol, while left intact on radio stations.


Charts (2007–08) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 19
Brazil (ABPD)[6] 25
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 7
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[8] 39
France (SNEP)[9] 30
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 53
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[11] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 27
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 6
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[14] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 76
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 47
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[19] 52


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Digital download
Canada (Music Canada)[20] Gold 20,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,000,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] Gold 500,000^

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


  1. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2007
  2. ^ Sean Kingston interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' February 2008
  3. ^ "Sean Kingston - Take You There global chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved January 17, 2008.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sean Kingston – Take You There". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sean Kingston – Take You There" (in French). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sean Kingston Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200804 into search.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Sean Kingston – Take You There" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Sean Kingston – Take You There". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 10, 2008". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Sean Kingston – Take You There". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200811 into search.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sean Kingston – Take You There". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Sean Kingston: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Sean Kingston Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Sean Kingston Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Sean Kingston Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Sean Kingston – Take You There". Music Canada.
  21. ^ a b "American single certifications – Sean Kingston – Take You There". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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