Wifey (song)

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Single by Next
from the album Welcome II Nextasy
ReleasedMay 16, 2000
FormatCD single
Songwriter(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 contemporary 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.