U Make My Sun Shine
|"U Make My Sun Shine"|
|Single by Prince and Angie Stone|
|from the album The Chocolate Invasion|
|B-side||"When Will We B Paid?"|
|Released||April 10, 2000|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Recorded||2000 at Paisley Park Studios
|Prince singles chronology|
|Angie Stone singles chronology|
"U Make My Sun Shine" is a song by Prince, released on April 10, 2000. The ballad is a duet with guest vocalist Angie Stone, and along with the B-side was reportedly one of the tracks from Prince's cancelled High album.
"When Will We B Paid?", is a cover version of a 1970 song by The Staple Singers, originally titled "When Will We Be Paid". While The Staple Singers' version is somewhat upbeat musically, Prince's take is a sparse number with lyrics delivered with sadness and anger. The music is almost dirge-like, but features a searing guitar solo to further emphasize the anger. The song concerns the mistreatment and lack of appreciations for black people in the United States. Prince performed the song during his 2001 Hit N Run Tour, segueing it from "Purple Rain".
Prince and Angie Stone, as well as some other NPG members at the time, can be seen singing against a blue, partly cloudy background.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales||59|
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles||8|