U Saved Me

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"U Saved Me"
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Single by R. Kelly
from the album Happy People/U Saved Me
Released October 19, 2004
Recorded 2003
Genre Gospel
Length 6:12 (Album version)
5:20 (Radio edit) [1]
Label Jive
Songwriter(s) Robert Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Happy People"
(2004)" Happy People2004
"U Saved Me"
(2004) U Saved Me2004
"So Sexy: Chapter II (Like This)"
(2004) So Sexy: Chapter II (Like This)2004

U Saved Me is a gospel song by R. Kelly. Taken as the title track single from U Saved Me (a part of the Happy People/U Saved Me double disc album), it reached number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Songs charts. The song later appeared on Kelly's 2010 album, Epic.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Julien Christian Lutz.

Live performance[edit]

Kelly sang this song live for the first time at the 2005 Soul Train Awards Show.

Song content[edit]

Kelly narrates four real-life stories based on trials and tribulations of individuals and how they turned it over to God so that He can save them. The first verse describes a drunk driver who nearly lost his life in a car accident, the second verse describes a person on unemployment and has trouble looking for work, the third verse describes an 18-year-old drug dealer who was involved in a shootout when a drug deal went bad, and the fourth verse describes a person diagnosed with cancer who reached out to his mother to pray for him. In each situation, they were thankful to be given a second chance at life.


Chart (2004) Peak
Belgian Singles Chart 42
Belgium (Ultratip)[2] 2
Dutch Singles Chart 40
German Singles Chart 49
France Singles Chart 40
Irish Singles Chart 13
Swiss Singles Chart 49
UK Singles Chart[3] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 52
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 14

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[4] 61

Cover versions[edit]