Freeze (T-Pain song)

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"Freeze"
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Single by T-Pain featuring Chris Brown
from the album Thr33 Ringz
ReleasedOctober 10, 2008
FormatDigital download, CD single
Recorded2008
GenrePop, beatboxing, funk, R&B, dance
Length3:38
LabelNappy Boy/Konvict/Jive
Songwriter(s)T-Pain, Chris Brown
Producer(s)T-Pain
T-Pain singles chronology
"Chopped 'n' Skrewed"
(2008)
"Freeze"
(2008)
"One More Drink"
(2008)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Superhuman"
(2008)
"Freeze"
(2008)
"Work That!"
(2009)

"Freeze" is the third and final single from R&B singer T-Pain from his third album, Thr33 Ringz. The song features singer Chris Brown. The song was released on iTunes on October 10 [1] and was added to T-Pain's MySpace on October 17. A version that features Omarion was originally on the album, but was changed to Chris Brown.

Critical response[edit]

The Guardian editor Alex Macpherson praised the production: "Thr33 Ringz' humour is still superbly crass and mostly enjoyable, especially when allied with the skittering beats and post-funk bounce of Freeze."[2] Jesal 'Jay Soul' Padania of RapReviews.com called this song nice enough.[3] Eric Henderson wrote a positive review: "Freeze" might be another freeze-dried Chris Brown upper, but it boasts the cleanest production this side of Ne-Yo."[4]

Music video[edit]

The shoot for the music video was released on YouTube on September 30 by Mike & Rocco (reality).[5] The video was set to premiere on January 5, 2009[6] but leaked on December 31, 2008 and was officially released on January 1, 2009 via MTV Jams.[7]

Chart positions[edit]

"Freeze" debuted at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S with downloads only, and also debuted at #45 on the Canadian Hot 100 and #11 on the UK Singles Chart due to digital downloads in those countries. Also In U.S. it charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs after its physical release at #39. It has been most successful in Australia and New Zealand peaking at #26 and #23.

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 38
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 39
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 52
Canadian Hot 100 45
UK Singles Chart 11[8]
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 26
Australian Urban Top 40 8[9]
New Zealand Singles Chart 23[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Countdown to Thr33 Ringz. iTunes. Accessed October 10, 2008.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/nov/07/t-pain-ringz
  3. ^ http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2008_11F_thr33ringz.html
  4. ^ http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/review/t-pain-thr33-ringz/1565
  5. ^ Freeze video shoot
  6. ^ "Check out this video: CHRIS BROWN & T-PAIN Behind the NEW Video for FREEZE van T Pain op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  7. ^ The video ranked at #82 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.. [1]
  8. ^ "T-Pain and Chris Brown - Freeze - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  9. ^ Top 40 Urban Albums & Singles Chart Archived September 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Rianz.org.nz. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2012-02-16.