She Came to Give It to You

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"She Came to Give It to You"
UsherSheCame.jpg
Single by Usher featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album Hard II Love (Japanese edition)
Released July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 4:02
Label
RCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Pharrell Williams
Usher singles chronology
"New Flame"
(2014)
"She Came to Give It to You"
(2014)
"Body Language"
(2014)

"New Flame"
(2014)
"She Came to Give It to You"
(2014)
"Body Language"
(2014)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Pills n Potions"
(2014) Pills n Potions2014
"She Came to Give It to You"
(2014) She Came to Give It to You2014
"Bang Bang"
(2014) Bang Bang2014

"She Came to Give It to You" is a song by American recording artist Usher, featuring American recording artist Nicki Minaj and uncredited vocals from Pharrell Williams.[1] It was released on July 8, 2014, through RCA Records.[2] RCA Records sent the song to US rhythmic contemporary and contemporary hit radio on July 14, 2014.[3][4] Originally intended to be the second single from his eighth studio album Hard II Love, the song was scrapped from the standard edition track listing, with the track only being included on the Japanese edition of the album.

Minaj first mentioned the video in an interview with MTV, and was licensed to General Mills for its use in a new Honey Nut Cheerios commercial featuring Usher himself, debuting on August 25, 2014.[citation needed] The song quoted part of the lyrical melody of "Just Be Good to Me", a 1983 single by The S.O.S. Band, written and produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and "Got to Give It Up" from Marvin Gaye.[5]

Music video

On August 26, 2014, a music video for the track was released.[6] Influenced by the rhythm beats of Haitian Rara bass horn.

Live performances

On August 24, 2014, Usher performed the song with Nicki Minaj at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.[7] On September 5, 2014, He performed the song live on Today as the closing act of its Summer Concert Series. On September 9, 2014, Usher performed the song live at the 2014 Fashion Rocks. On September 19, 2014, Usher performed the song as part of his headlining act at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival. He also performed the song live as a part of his UR Experience Tour.On October 13, 2014,YouTube personality Bethany Mota and her switch-up partner Mark Ballas performed a hip hop routine to the song on Dancing with the Stars. They received a composite score of 32.

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 32
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 42
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 22
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 46
France (SNEP)[13] 38
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 30
Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20)[15] 17
Netherlands Dance (Mega Dance Top 20)[16] 24
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 74
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 16
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[20] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[22] 89
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[23] 11
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[24] 17

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[25] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ "This Week's Fresh Music Top 20". 1 October 2014. 4Music.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - She Came to Give It to You (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Usher". iTunes. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ http://gfa.radioandrecords.com/publishGFA/GFANextPage.asp?sDate=07/14/2014&Format=9 Archived 2014-08-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ http://gfa.radioandrecords.com/publishGFA/GFANextPage.asp?sDate=07/14/2014&Format=1 Archived 2014-08-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Usher teams up with Pharrell, Nicki Minaj for new single". GIGWISE.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Watch Usher & Nicki Minaj's Underground Disco in 'She Came to Give It to You' Video". 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Usher Performs 'She Came to Give It to You' at the MTV VMAs With Nicki Minaj". 2014-08-24. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Usher – She Came to Give It to You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Usher – She Came to Give It to You" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Usher – She Came to Give It to You" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Usher – She Came to Give It to You" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Usher Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Usher – She Came to Give It to You" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Musicline.de – Usher Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Usher chart history". The Official Lebanese Top 20. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Dance Top 30" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved Juli 11, 2004.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Usher – She Came to Give It to You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  21. ^ "Chart Watch: Eminem Is Back (With Sia)". yahoo.com. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "Usher Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 September 2014 [21].
  23. ^ "Usher Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  24. ^ "Usher Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
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