Beautiful (Snoop Dogg song)

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"Beautiful"
Snoop Dogg - Beautiful.jpg
Single by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell and Uncle Charlie Wilson
from the album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$
Released January 21, 2003 (2003-01-21)
Format
Recorded 2002
Genre
Length 4:58 (album), 4:04 (radio)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"From tha Chuuuch to da Palace"
(2002)
"Beautiful"
(2003)
"It Blows My Mind"
(2003)
"From tha Chuuuch to da Palace"
(2002)
"Beautiful"
(2003)
"It Blows My Mind"
(2003)
Pharrell singles chronology
"Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"
(2002) Pass the Courvoisier, Part II2002
"Beautiful"
(2003) Beautiful2003
"Excuse Me Miss"
(2003) Excuse Me Miss2003

"Beautiful" is a song by American rapper Snoop Dogg featuring vocals by Pharrell Williams and Charlie Wilson. Was released in January 21, 2003 as the second single for his sixth studio album, the song was produced by the duo The Neptunes. The music video was filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The song was a sleeper hit, reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100, and number two on Rap Songs, and was successful in other countries such as Australia and New Zealand, where it peaked at number four. With that success, the radio version of the song was featured on the 2003 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 12.[1]

Music video[edit]

It was directed by Chris Robinson of Partizan Entertainment and produced by Renata Chuquer,[2] it reached the 6th spot on the LAUNCH Music Videos Top 100.

The first video set took place in Escadaria Selarón, Lapa district, Rio de Janeiro,[3] the Brazil-colored yellow-green-blue stairways were fabricated by Selaron who started to upgrade the 125 metre, 215-step upwards street in 1990 and it had not been finished until the very day of the shooting. This stairway links the Rua Joaquim Silva in Lapa to the Rua Pinto Martins in Santa Teresa.

The second one is in Parque Lage in the grounds of a 1920s mansion between the Lagoa and the Botanic Gardens, at the base of the Corcovado.[4] Snoop Dogg wears a Lance Alworth jersey number 19, the scene features Brazilian actress/model, Michelle Martins as Snoop Dogg's love affair. Snoop is surrounded by a group of drummers, who play a long drum interlude that is unincluded in any radio, album or explicit edit of the song.

The third scene is on the Copacabana where Snoop is surrounded by the massive crowd of his fans in one of the segments while in another he and his friends are leaning on to his car and observing the local girls passing by.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beautiful" (Radio Edit) (featuring Pharrell) — 4:04
  2. "Beautiful" (Instrumental) — 4:21
  3. "Ballin'" (Clean Version) (featuring The Dramatics, Lil' Half Dead) — 5:19
  4. "Beautiful" (Vídeo) (Directed By Chris Robinson) — 5:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by The Neptunes.
  • Recorded by Andrew Coleman.
  • Mixed by Pat Viala for Pat 'em Down Music
  • Written by C. Broadus, P. Williams, C. Hugo
  • Published by Chad Chase Music/EMI-Blackwood Music (ASCAP)/Waters of Nazareth Publishing/EMI-Blackwood Music (BMI); My Own Chit Music/EMI Blackwood Inc. (BMI)
  • Pharrell appears courtesy of Virgin Records
  • Written in response to Snoop's love for his daughter

Awards[edit]

Grammy

Category Genre Song Year Result
"Producer of the Year, Non-Classical"
(for The Neptunes)
Production and engineering "Beautiful" 2004 Won
Best Rap Song songwriter
(Snoop Dogg with Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams)
Rap "Beautiful" 2004 Nominated
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(Snoop Dogg with Pharrell Williams and Charlie Wilson)
Rap "Beautiful" 2004 Nominated

Other

Nominated for

  • 2004 MVPA Video Awards
    • Best Hip-Hop Video
  • 2003 MTV Video Music Awards
    • Best Hip-Hop Video
  • 2003 Vibe Awards
    • Reelest Video
    • Hottest Hook
    • Coolest Collaboration

Remixes[edit]

  • A solo remix with Charlie Wilson was a part of Snoop Dogg's Welcome 2 tha Chuuuch Mixtape Vol. 5.
  • A remix with 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks can be found on G-Unit Radio Pt. 1: Smokin' Day 2.
  • A freestyle used by Rick Ross to Atlanta rapper T.I.. It can be found on YouTube.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[28] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[29] Platinum 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Silver 200,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Stairway to heaven Sasha Naod meets an artist taking steps to pay tribute to his adopted hometown of Rio". The Travel Rag. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  4. ^ Julia Melim. "Brazil's has the Goods!". Soulbrazil magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
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  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  26. ^ http://www.bobborst.com/popculture/top-100-songs-of-the-year/?year=2003
  27. ^ "The Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Year End Charts 2003". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts — Accreditations - 2003 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". RadioScope. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
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