|Single by Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne|
|from the album Street Love|
|Released||October 23, 2006|
|Label||The Inc., Sho'nuff, Universal|
|Songwriter(s)||Lloyd Polite, Dwayne Carter, Jasper Cameron, Gary Kemp, Maurice Sinclair, J. Pilkington|
|Producer(s)||Big Reese, Jasper Cameron|
|Lloyd singles chronology|
|Lil Wayne singles chronology|
"You" is a song by American R&B artist Lloyd featuring rapper Lil Wayne,and was produced by Big Reese and Jasper Cameron for Lloyd's second studio album, Street Love . It was recorded in the producer's basement. It is the first official single off the album. Lloyd himself has reported that he leaked the song to an Atlanta radio station to receive airplay.  Originally,the song featured Atlanta rapper Tango Redd,but he was replaced with Lil Wayne for the official release.  The song features an interpolation of Spandau Ballet's song "True". On February 8,2007,"You" became Lloyd's first and Lil Wayne's second top-ten single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100,charting at number nine. The song reached number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in February 2007,becoming both Lloyd and Lil Wayne's first number-one single on this chart. On the UK Singles Chart,the single debuted on May 28,2007,at number sixty-six on download sales alone,and moved up to number forty-five.
The music video features D. Woods,former member of the girl group Danity Kane and Amanda Saintana Ceus,as the leading lady. The video was inducted into the U.S. BET 106 &Park video hall of fame,after spending sixty-five days on the countdown,thirty-four of which were at number one.
The official remix features rappers André3000 and Nas and 2 new verses by Lloyd. On the album,it is titled "I Want You (Remix)". It also samples Spandau Ballet's song "True". The remix is included in the album as the 15th track. On the remix's leaked version,Lloyd's 2nd verse from the original version of the song was used after the chorus,instead of the 2nd new verse on the album version.
|United Kingdom (BPI) ||Silver||200,000|
Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.
Lloyd Polite Jr.,is an American R&B singer. Born in New Orleans and raised in Decatur,he initially began his musical career as a member of the preteen-boy band N-Toon. The band disbanded in 2001 and Polite embarked on a solo career in 2003. He subsequently signed a record deal with American music executive Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. Records,under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings. In 2004,Polite released his solo debut single "Southside",the title-track from his debut album,Southside (2004). The single quickly charted on the US Billboard Hot 100,and became a top 40 hit. His second album Street Love,was released in 2007 and featured the top 20 hits "You" and "Get It Shawty".
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