Talk:Upgrade U

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Good article Upgrade U has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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August 9, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
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September 9, 2013 Good topic candidate Promoted
Current status: Good article

Not released as a single[edit]

Previous editors of this article appear to have been under the impression that the song was, or is planned to be, released as a single. It isn't, and I've just overhauled the article to reflect this.

Please make sure everything you put into the article is verifiable and confirmed by reliable sources. One of the bad things about these pop song articles is how overzealous fans like to insert a whole load of inaccuracies and unsourced rumours and speculation based on what they read in their crystal balls. Extraordinary Machine 22:05, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Upgrade U was released as a single in 2006 as a 12" single and the video took until 2007 to premire so stop saying it's not a single because it is. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 216.20.80.18 (talkcontribs) 17:52, 1 March 2007.

It was release on promotional 12" singles - Noboyo


Hold Up![edit]

wasnt upgrade u releade on the 12" thing before listen? doesnt that mean it goes before it on the timeline? 24.218.70.219 21:44, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Song or Single infobox[edit]

As I see it, the song has a video and has been serviced to radio and DJs as a 12" single and is available commerically as a digital download and has seen chart action, so it should have a single infobox, not a song infobox. Can we have a real discussion here instead of editing back & forth, please? - eo 15:02, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

You have to make a difference between "promotional release only" and "real singles". "Upgrade U" has NOT been released as an official single yet, but received airplay and download success some time ago - that's why it charted on the Billboard Hot 100. It's just an album cut. - Noboyo

Even if it's a "promotional release", it should still be using {{Infobox Single}}. {{Song infobox}} is meant for well-known songs like "867-5309/Jenny" that were never released as singles, promotional or otherwise. That's why there's no field for the release format (the "Released" field is supposed to be a date). ShadowHalo 07:38, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Actually the song was a single, which I've corrected  :-) - eo 19:27, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
My mistake then. Change that to "Stairway to Heaven" then. ShadowHalo 05:21, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
A single infobox should be used for singles - not for charted album cuts. - Noboyo
A promotional single is still a type of single though. That's why the song infobox doesn't have a field for the release format. ShadowHalo 00:37, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Exactly. And especially since it says right in the infobox that it is available on 12-inch vinyl, the infobox should be for single, not song. - eo 19:14, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
It IS a single. And for the bajillionth time I am changing the infobox to a single infobox because it was released as a 12" vinyl and the video was serviced to BET as opposed to the other songs that got videos on B'DAY Anthology. So it IS a single and people need to stop saying it isn't. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zaque 24 (talkcontribs) 19:52, 14 April 2007 (UTC).
Now that we agree that it is a single, I belive it should be placed between Irreplaceable and Listen because thats when the vinyl was released. Ratizi1 17:26, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
No one agrees. It has not been released as an official single, since there's no source with Beyoncé confirming that "Upgrade U" is one. The song, however, was released for promotional use only on vinyl. Noboyo 22:29, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
EXACTLY!!! It was RELEASED! it doesnt matter if it was promotional or not. technically all singles are all promotional so people will buy the album. it's a promo SINGLE therefore it should have a SINGLE INFO BOX. Ratizi1 20:38, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
But there's a difference between a single, and an album track which charted on some charts. No one can cite a source with Beyoncé mentioning that this IS a single! Noboyo 22:53, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, and the difference is it being RELEASED. like on, oh let's say a 12" vinyl perhaps. Ratizi1 00:07, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Well it was released because it was requested - it charted but was never an official single release. the label just released the 12 because so many djs requested it and wanted the track (especially for remixes)

Lil' Wayne version[edit]

Why isn't there any mention of Lil Wayne's version?

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Upgrade U/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

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  1. Is it well written?
    A. The prose is clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct:
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    B. It complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation:
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  2. Is it verifiable with no original research?
    A. It contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline:
    {{subst:#if:Reference 5 doesn't provide anything whatsoever.
    Well, in that case, let's let the users download the notes to the song. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 17:11, 9 August 2008 (UTC)|Reference 5 doesn't provide anything whatsoever.
    Well, in that case, let's let the users download the notes to the song. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 17:11, 9 August 2008 (UTC)|}}
    B. All in-line citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines:
    {{subst:#if:In the Reception section, is there a source for this ---> "The phrase "let me upgrade U" from the song has been used in Lil' Mama's "Lip Gloss", Kanye West's first verse in the freestyle of Rich Boy's "Throw Some D's", and Bow Wow's rap verse on the remix of Paula DeAnda's "Easy". Lil Wayne performed a freestyle over the beat of "Upgrade U" on his mixtape Da Drought 3"? and this ---> "Although not officially released, it charted for three weeks on the UK Top 200 singles, peaking at number 176"?
    Check. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 17:11, 9 August 2008 (UTC)|In the Reception section, is there a source for this ---> "The phrase "let me upgrade U" from the song has been used in Lil' Mama's "Lip Gloss", Kanye West's first verse in the freestyle of Rich Boy's "Throw Some D's", and Bow Wow's rap verse on the remix of Paula DeAnda's "Easy". Lil Wayne performed a freestyle over the beat of "Upgrade U" on his mixtape Da Drought 3"? and this ---> "Although not officially released, it charted for three weeks on the UK Top 200 singles, peaking at number 176"?
    Check. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 17:11, 9 August 2008 (UTC)|}}
    C. It contains no original research:
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--  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 20:13, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

I have referenced the information. Reference 5 requires a download; that website is used often in other FA and GA song articles for the sheet music. Gary King (talk) 05:03, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
After reading the article, I have gone off and passed the article. Congratulations. If you feel that this review is in error, feel free to take it to a GA review. Thank you to Gary K. who worked hard to bring it to this status, and congratulations. ;) --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 17:11, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Should be removed from singles chronology[edit]

"Upgrade U" was not released as an official single from B'Day. The 12" was released at request of DJs and such, but it was never officially promoted or sent to radio stations as a single. To call it a single is simply misleading. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.1.175.126 (talk) 21:35, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

GOCE copyedit October 2011[edit]

Hi

During the copyedit a few things came to light that may need attention:

Music structure, theme and lyrics
  • "moderate hip-hop song" - I do not know what that means, it could probably be better explained. I suspect most would imagine it is referring to the tempo, though I am pretty sure that is not what is intended!
Chart performance
  • Not sure about the UK charts listing. The official website does not hold info about it [1] and I cannot find any press reports about it's position on the UK charts; moreover, I would have assumed that it not being released in the UK would preclude it from being listed. Digital downloads charts would obviously be different, though there is no info on that in the article.
Music video
  • "on BET's 106 & Park" - what is BET?
Live performances and covers
  • "2 Pistols' debut single "She Got It" which features T-Pain phrases "let me upgrade u" has been used on his 2008 debut album, Death Before Dishonor". - This is a bit of a mess. I cannot tell which refers to which; is 2 Pistols a bloke, if so is it him or T-Pain whose phrases "let me upgrade u" are used on 2 Pistols' album or T-Pains? (also, does the phrase really "belong" to T-Pain? I thought it would be beyonce's phrase ...)
  • In fact most of that paragraph is a little off - they are uses of the phrase, not even covers, and really seem as if they should not be there as they appear to be trivia. Indeed the only one that looks as if it might belong is the Lil Wayne one, which uses the song's beat.
Credits and personnel
  • Artist first, thing they did second (as pointed out to me during a FAR).

First run done, any problems feel free to get in touch! Chaosdruid (talk) 23:35, 19 October 2011 (UTC)