|Single by Next|
|from the album Welcome II Nextasy|
|Released||May 16, 2000|
|Songwriter(s)||Cynthia "Lil' Mo" Loving|
Robert Lavelle Huggar
|Next singles chronology|
"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".
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.
|UK (Official Singles Chart)||19|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||7|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||1|
|End of year chart (2000)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||53|
- "Rhythm & Soul: ASCAP Congratulates Our 2001 Rhythm and Soul Award Honorees", Billboard, 113 (24), p. 2–3, 16 June 2001, ISSN 0006-2510
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- "Billboard Top 100 – 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31.