Yo Mister

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"Yo Mister"
Patti LaBelle - Yo Mister.png
Single by Patti LaBelle
from the album Be Yourself
B-side "I Can Fly"
Released July 1989
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 11 November 1986
Sunset Sound
(Hollywood, CA)
21 May 1988
Paisley Park Studios
(Chanhassen, MN)
Genre New jack swing[1]
Length 5:12 (album version)
4:07 (single mix)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Patti LaBelle singles chronology
"If You Asked Me To"
"Yo Mister"
"I Can't Complain"
Music video
"Yo Mister" on YouTube

"Yo Mister" is a song written by Prince for Patti LaBelle. She recorded the song for her 1989 album, Be Yourself, and the song was released as a single. It became a top ten R&B hit.

The song is one of LaBelle's biggest R&B hits to date, peaking at number six on the Billboard R&B chart.[2] The song failed to hit the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was written by Prince[2] and also features Prince on various instruments and background vocals. The single mix and corresponding video version was mixed by Chris Lord-Alge.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 6


  1. ^ "15 Great Prince Songs That Were Hits for Other Artists". Rolling Stone. April 21, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Yo Mister - Patti LaBelle". Billboard. 

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