Wonderful (Ja Rule song)

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"Wonderful"
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Single by Ja Rule featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti
from the album R.U.L.E.
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2004 (2004-09-28)
FormatCD single
Recorded2004
Genre
Length4:26
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jimi Kendrix
  • Irv Gotti
Ja Rule singles chronology
"Clap Back"
(2003)
"Wonderful"
(2004)
"New York"
(2004)
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Happy People"
(2004)
"Wonderful"
(2004)
"In the Kitchen"
(2005)
Ashanti singles chronology
"Southside"
(2004)
"Wonderful"
(2004)
"Only U"
(2004)

"Wonderful" is a song by American rapper Ja Rule. It was released on September 28, 2004 as the lead single from his 2004 album R.U.L.E.. The song features American pop-R&B singers R. Kelly and Ashanti. It topped the UK Singles Chart, reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaked at number six in both Australia and New Zealand, and became a top-twenty hit in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States "Wonderful" went on to peak at number five in November 2004 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his fourth top five hit on the chart.[1] In the United Kingdom it went on to top the UK Singles Chart, also making it his first number one hit in Britain,[2] though it is the country's lowest selling No. 1 hit, with sales of only 65,000. The song became Ja Rule's eighth top ten hit, Ashanti's tenth top ten hit, and R. Kelly's sixteenth top ten hit, and it has been certified gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3] It is also notable for being the last top ten hit to date on the Hot 100 for all three artists involved. The song ended 2005 at number 94 on Billboard's year-end chart.[4]

Music video[edit]

Hype Williams directed the music video.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti)
  2. "Caught Up" (featuring Lloyd)

UK CD2

  1. "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti)
  2. "Livin' It Up" (featuring Case)
  3. "Always on Time" (featuring Ashanti)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American single certifications – Ja Rule – Wonderful". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 8, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  4. ^ a b "Top 100 Songs of 2005 - Billboard Year End Charts". Bobborst.com. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful". Tracklisten.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Wonderful". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 2, 2005" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Notowanie nr1195" (in Polish). LP3. December 24, 2004. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  20. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2005". ARIA. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Urban Singles 2005". ARIA. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  23. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2005" (in German). Retrieved March 8, 2019.

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