Spotlight (Gucci Mane song)

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"Spotlight"
SpotlightGucci.jpg
Single by Gucci Mane featuring Usher
from the album The State vs. Radric Davis
Released October 19, 2009
Format
Recorded 2009
Genre
Length 3:54
Label 1017 Brick Squad, Warner Bros., Asylum
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Polow Da Don
Gucci Mane singles chronology
"Pretty Girls"
(2009)
"Spotlight"
(2009)
"Lemonade"
(2009)
"Pretty Girls"
(2009)
"Spotlight"
(2009)
"Lemonade"
(2009)
Usher singles chronology
"Papers"
(2009) Papers2009
"Spotlight"
(2009) Spotlight2009
"Fed Up"
(2009) Fed Up2009

"Spotlight" is the second official single by rapper, Gucci Mane from his studio album The State vs. Radric Davis (2009). The song features a guest appearance by American singer Usher. The single was released on October 19, 2009 and was produced by Polow Da Don.[1] It is Gucci Mane's second highest-charting single as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100, after "Wasted" featuring Plies, peaking at number 42.

Music video

The music video premiered on November 5, 2009. It shows Usher urging an upset Gucci Mane to come to his party. The video is directed by Benny Boom and has cameos from Eddie Murphy's oldest daughter Bria Murphy and Nicki Minaj of Young Money. It ranked at #56 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Remixes

A remix featuring American artist Flo Rida was released.

Charts

On the week ending November 14, 2009, "Spotlight" debuted at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100. It then fell to number 97 but rebounded the following week to number 86 and reached its final peak of number 42.

Chart (2009) Peak
Position
German Black Chart[2] 16
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[3] 71
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[4] 46
UK R&B (The Official Charts Company)[5] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 42
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 15
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[8] 8

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000double-dagger

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

References

  1. ^ http://yaheardhiphop.blogspot.com/2009/10/gucci-mane-spotlight-feat-usher.html
  2. ^ "MTV Deutsche Black Charts". MTV Germany. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on June 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "Gucci Mane featuring Usher" (select "View Singles" tab). The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Top 40 R&B Singles Archive: 20th February 2010". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gucci Mane Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Gucci Mane Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Gucci Mane Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Gucci Mane – Spotlight". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

External links

  • http://showhype.com/music/gucci_mane/
  • http://www.mediafire.com/?nwygzyny2di
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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