The Girl Is Mine (99 Souls song)

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"The Girl Is Mine"
The Girl Is Mine.jpg
Single by 99 Souls featuring Destiny's Child and Brandy
Released 6 November 2015
Format Digital download
Recorded
  • 1997
  • 2004
  • 2015
Genre Funky house
Length 3:33
Label Resilience
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) 99 Souls
Brandy singles chronology
"Magic"
(2015) Magic2015
"The Girl Is Mine"
(2015) The Girl Is Mine2015
"Beggin & Pleadin"
(2016) Beggin & Pleadin2016
Destiny's Child singles chronology
"Stand Up for Love"
(2005) Stand Up for Love2005
"The Girl Is Mine"
(2015) The Girl Is Mine2015

"The Girl Is Mine" is a song by British electronic music duo 99 Souls. A mash-up of Destiny's Child's "Girl" (2004) and Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" (1998), the funky house track was released on 6 November 2015 with a re-recorded vocal from Brandy.[1] The song peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Background[edit]

The song was first released in December 2014, appearing on SoundCloud.[3] While creators 99 Souls thought not much would come of it, the mash-up garnered 2.9 million streams within its first year of release.[3] However, it was later taken down due to copyright violations[further explanation needed].

After the approval of both Brandy and Beyoncé, the song was released commercially in November 2015. The song was enhanced with a re-recorded vocal from Brandy, along with additional changes. Though Brandy agreed to record new vocals for the mash-up track,[1] Monica turned the offer down, commenting. "I feel like sometimes things that are a part of history and that are in history should be left as such so that it can be upheld with the respect that it was given even back then," she told The Huffington Post. "That's the one song and the one time that [Brandy and I] both won a Grammy and experienced certain things. So I have a lot of memories and emotions connected to that record."[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "The Girl Is Mine" was released on 99 Souls' Vevo account on 20 November 2015, and was directed by Sandl.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 33
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 5
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 25
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[8] 1
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[9] 31
Hungary (Single Top 40)[10] 24
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 8
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[12] 1
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) [13] 57
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 5
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[15] 60
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 5
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[18] 1
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[19] 33

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 59

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[21] Gold 35,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[22] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Destiny's Child and Brandy mash-up will be released". Kiss 100. 
  2. ^ "99 SOULS | full Official Chart History". The Official Charts Company. 
  3. ^ a b "From Mash-Up To Dance-Pop Hit: 99 Souls - 'The Girl Is Mine' Featuring Destinys Child & Brandy". Stoney Road. 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  4. ^ Gebreyes, Rahel. "Monica Explains Why You Probably Won't Hear A 'Boy Is Mine' Remake". The Huffington Post. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 99 Souls feat. Destiny's Child & Brandy – The Girl Is Mine". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – 99 Souls feat. Destiny's Child & Brandy – The Girl Is Mine" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201616 into search. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 3, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  12. ^ "Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. 
  13. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  15. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  17. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  18. ^ "99 Souls Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  19. ^ "99 Souls Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  20. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 – 2016". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  21. ^ Ryan, Gavin (6 February 2016). "ARIA Singles: Zayn 'Pillowtalk' Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  22. ^ "Polish single certifications – 99 Souls – The Girl Is Mine f. Destinys Child & Brandy" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  23. ^ "British single certifications – 99 Souls – The Girl Is Mine". British Phonographic Industry.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter The Girl Is Mine in the search field and then press Enter.

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