Wifey (song)

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Single by Next
from the album Welcome II Nextasy
Released May 16, 2000
Format CD single
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre R&B
Length 4:03
Label Arista
Writer(s) Cynthia "Lil' Mo" Loving
Eddie Berkeley
Kaygee Gist
Robert Lavelle Huggar
Next singles chronology
"I Still Love You"
"Beauty Queen"

"Wifey" is the first single from the R&B group "Next's" album Welcome II Nextasy. It featured additional uncredited vocals by Lil' Mo and was released on May 16, 2000. The song's peak lasted for one week at #1 on the U.S. R&B chart and peaked at #7 on the U.S. pop chart on August 29, 2000, after reaching the Top 40 on June 6, 2000. In 2001, the song won an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award for "Award-Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs".[1]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Jeff Richter, the video shows imagery of the band members treating their significant women with care as the video cuts to a stage where the guys along with three female dancers appear and perform on the stage. It then shows each member of the group attracting a woman ranging from velvet ropes outside a club, the bedroom and in the bathroom when the woman soaks in the bathtub.


Charts (2000–2001) Peak
UK (Official Singles Chart)[2] 19
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 1
End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 53


  1. ^ "Rhythm & Soul: ASCAP Congratulates Our 2001 Rhythm and Soul Award Honorees", Billboard, 113 (24), p. 2–3, 16 June 2001, ISSN 0006-2510 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 394. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Next > Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
Preceded by
"No More" by Ruff Endz
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
September 9, 2000
Succeeded by
"Bounce With Me" by Lil Bow Wow featuring Xscape