This Is How We Do It" is the debut single by American singer Montell Jordan. It was released by Def Jam Recordings on February 6, 1995 as the lead single from his debut album of the same name. The single was Def Jam's first R&B release. 
The song is representative of the
hip hop soul style popular at the time,  featuring Jordan singing over an enhanced sample of  Slick Rick's " Children's Story" which in turn samples Bob James' " Nautilus". "This Is How We Do It" peaked at number one on the  for seven weeks from 15 April to 27 May 1995, and was also number one for seven weeks on the R&B singles chart. Billboard Hot 100 The single sold one million copies domestically and earned a  platinum certification from the RIAA.  
A cover of the song by
Mis-Teeq appears in the movie and on its soundtrack album. Ali G Indahouse  A cover by  AlunaGeorge is a bonus track on their debut studio album . Body Music 
The song appears in
Kinect game and Dance Central 2 on one of the in game radio stations "107.7 The Mix FM" and is played during the ending of the game where all the characters dance to the song. Saints Row IV
The song earned Jordan a
Grammy Award nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Canada Dance (
) RPM  15
Billboard Hot 100  10
Decade-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100  29
The Party (This Is How We Do It) [ edit ]
Joe Stone remixed the song and it was released officially on 31 July 2015.
Background [ edit ]
Music video [ edit ]
Formats and track listings [ edit ]
"The Party (This Is How We Do It) (Original Mix)"
(featuring Montell Jordan) 4:44
"The Party (This Is How We Do It) (Radio Edit)"
(featuring Montell Jordan) 3:04
Release history [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Reynolds, J.R. (June 3, 1995). "Is Hip-Hop's Growing Dominance of R&B an Evolutionary Step, Or Is It Displacing Traditional Soul Music Altogether?". Billboard. 107 (22): 2.
^ Gardner, Elysa (1999). "Hip-Hop Soul". In Light, Alan. The Vibe History of Hip-Hop (1st ed.). Three Rivers Press. pp. 307–317.
^ Ernest Baker; Alysa Lechner; David Drake; Insanul Ahmed; Tannis Spencer (19 Mar 2013). "The 50 Best R&B Songs That Flipped Rap Beats". Complex . Retrieved . 23 July 2014
^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 310.
^ "Best-Selling Records of 1995". . BPI Communications. Billboard 108 (3): 56. January 20, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510 . Retrieved . May 5, 2015
^ "American certifications – Jordan, Montell – This Is How We Do It". Recording Industry Association of America.
^ RPM: issue date June 5, 1995
^ " Swisscharts.com – Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It". Swiss Singles Chart.
^ a b " Archive Chart: 1995-05-07" UK Singles Chart. Cite error: Invalid
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^ " Archive Chart: 1995-05-14" UK R&B Chart.
^ "Montell Jordan – Chart history" for Montell Jordan. Billboard Hot 100
^ "Montell Jordan – Chart history" for Montell Jordan. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
^ "Montell Jordan – Chart history" for Montell Jordan. Billboard Pop Songs
^ "Montell Jordan – Chart history" for Montell Jordan. Billboard Rhythmic Songs
^ Canada Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1995
^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995" . Retrieved . 27 August 2010
^ Geoff Mayfield (25 December 1999). . 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s Billboard . Retrieved . 9 January 2012
^ " Chart Track: Week 34, 2015". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
^ " Archive Chart: 2015-08-13". Scottish Singles Top 40.
^ " Archive Chart: 2015-08-13" UK Dance Chart.
^ Illegal name entered /Joe+Stone/chart?f=359 "Joe Stone – Chart history" Joe Stone for Joe Stone. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs
^ Joe Stone - The Party (This Is How We Do It)
External links [ edit ]