Baby Love is a song by American recording artist Nicole Scherzinger. The song was produced by and features will. i. am, the artists co-wrote the song with Kara DioGuardi and Keith Harris. Baby Love was released from September 18,2007 by A&M and Interscope Records, as the single from Scherzingers unreleased debut studio album. The folk-inspired R&B ballad is about a persons first premature love with someone, Baby Love received a mixed reception contemporary critics, with reviewers complementing Scherzingers vocal ability, but dismissing the song for not being the type of song to launch a career with. However, the managed to peak in the top twenty in thirteen countries including Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom. An accompanying music video directed by Francis Lawrence and was filmed on Catalina Island in California, Scherzinger performed Baby Love in a series of live appearances such as a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007. Following the poor success of Whatever U Like, it was announced that Scherzinger would release a new single. The song was used for German Vybemobiles TV commercial and Samsungs campaign, the version on the album is the official remix of the song by J. R. Rotem with slightly edited background vocals. Baby Love is a mid-tempo folk-inspired R&B ballad, and produced by will. i. am and it was written by Scherzinger, William Adams, Kara DioGuardi and Keith Harris, in the musical key of F minor. The laid-back vibe of the song was compared to that of the Pussycat Dolls song Stickwitu and Fergies song Big Girls Dont Cry, that was also produced by will. i. am. According to the music published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song has a time signature set in common time. The melody is composed with piano and guitar instruments. The single achieved success outside of the United States, particularly in Europe. This is likely due to Scherzingers performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 on November 1,2007, in which she sang the song with will. i. am, the song peaked at number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart. It also became a top ten hit in the Germany and Italy, although the song was not successful on the Billboard Hot 100, it reached number four on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and topped at number 8 at Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. The video was shot on Catalina Island, California, and was directed by Francis Lawrence, the music video premiered on September 24,2007. The video opens with Scherzinger in bed, inserting a memory stick into a laptop. She is just in her bra and panties
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Scherzinger lying on a yacht as seen in the music video.