Yo (Excuse Me Miss)

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Not to be confused with Excuse Me Miss, a song by rapper Jay-Z.
"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
Single by Chris Brown
from the album Chris Brown
Released December 13, 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre R&B
Length 3:49
Label Jive
Writer(s) Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Johnta Austin
Producer(s) Dre & Vidal
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Run It!"
"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
"Gimme That"

"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" is the second single from Chris Brown's debut album Chris Brown, released in November 2005 in the U.S. and February 2006 worldwide. "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)", produced by Dre & Vidal, became Brown's second top ten hit in the U.S., peaking at No. 7 on February 18, 2006. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA. In other countries, the song reached number thirteen in the United Kingdom and number ten in Australia.

It features Dre (André Merit) who sings the chorus' background vocals.

This song has appeared on the videogame Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party.

Critical response[edit]

Andy Kellman of Allmusic highlighted this song.[1]

Music video[edit]

In the music video, directed by Erik White, Brown sees a girl that catches his attention. He then follows the girls while dancing. After arriving at a basketball court, he begins to dance with two other guys. Brown then gets inside a car with the girl and sings to her. They get close, then she gives him her phone to put his number in. He soon dances on a car and at the end of the video he beings to dance with a crowd of people. The video features the first verse of "Gimme That" at the end. Lil' JJ, Trey Songz, and DeRay Davis make cameo appearances in the video. The video made a reference to Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single The Way You Make Me Feel.

Live performance[edit]

On April 1, 2006, Chris Brown performed "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" at the 2006 Kids' Choice Awards as part of a musical duel with rapper Bow Wow inspired by the 1986 Run-D.M.C. music video "Walk This Way".[2]


  1. Yo (Excuse Me Miss) [DJ Dime Remix]
  2. Yo (Excuse Me Miss) [Remix] (featuring Busta Rhymes & Labba)
  3. Yo (Excuse Me Miss) [Remix] (featuring Red Cafe)
  4. Yo (Excuse Me Miss) [Mixtape Mix] (featuring Jay-Z & Pharrell)
  5. Yo (Excuse Me Miss) [South Rakkas Reggaeton Mix]
  6. Yo (Excuse Me Miss) [Johnny Douglas Remix]
  7. Beluga Highets signed singer Auburn did her own version using the beat and called "No"
  8. Yo (Excuse Me Miss) [ Jacquees remix]


Chart (2005–06) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 10
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 6
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 6
European Hot 100 Singles[6] 43
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 14
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 56
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 67
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 7
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 13
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[17] 2


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Brazil (ABPD)[18] Platinum 100,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


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