They Don't Know (Jon B. song)

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"They Don't Know"
Jon B - They Dont Know single cover.jpg
Single by Jon B.
from the album Cool Relax
B-side "Are U Still Down"[1]
Released 1998 (1998)
Format 12", CD, cassette
Recorded 1997 (1997)
Genre
Length 4:34
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Tim Kelley
  • Bob Robinson[3]
Jon B. singles chronology
"Don't Say"
(1997)
"They Don't Know"
(1998)
"I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)"
(1998)
"Don't Say"
(1997)
"They Don't Know"
(1998)
"I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)"
(1998)
Cool Relax track listing
Music video
"They Don't Know" on YouTube

"They Don't Know" is a song produced by Tim & Bob and co-written[2] and performed by American contemporary R&B singer Jon B, issued as the third single from his second studio album Cool Relax. The radio edit version sampled "Ten Crack Commandments" and "The World is Filled", both performed by The Notorious B.I.G. The song is his biggest hit to date on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #7 in 1998.[4]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Christopher Erskin.[5]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998)[4] Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Hot R&B Singles (Billboard) 2
US Rhythmic Top 40 (Billboard) 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998)[6] Position
US Billboard Hot 100 39

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jon B - They Don't Know at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "They Don't Know - Jon B. | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jon B - They Don't Know (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Jon B. | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Jon B. - "They don't know"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Pedro. "Longbored Surfer - 1998". Longbored Surfer. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Jon B. – Are U Still Down?". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015. 

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