I Wish (R. Kelly song)

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"I Wish"
Standard artwork (U.S. 12-inch vinyl pictured)
Single by R. Kelly
from the album TP-2.com
Released August 25, 2000
Recorded 2000
Length 5:34 (Album version)
5:16 (Radio edit)
Label Jive
Songwriter(s) Robert Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Bad Man"
"I Wish"
(2000) Bad Man2000
"Fiesta (Remix)"
(2001) String Module Error: Match not found2001
"Guilty Until Proven Innocent"
(2001) Guilty Until Proven Innocent2001
"I Wish - Remix (To the Homies That We Lost)"
Single by R. Kelly featuring Boo & Gotti
from the album TP-2.com
Released November 7, 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B, soul, hip hop
Length 5:18
Label Jive
Songwriter(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly

"I Wish" is an R&B song recorded by American singer-songwriter R. Kelly, from the album TP-2.com. It was released as the album's first single. It spent three weeks at number-one on the U.S. R&B chart and peaked at number fourteen on the U.S. Hot 100 chart.[1] The song is dedicated to his mother as well as friends and other loved ones of his who have died. This song was originally going to feature rapper 2Pac, but he died before recording his verse.[2] The remix, which was titled "I Wish - Remix (To the Homies That We Lost) featured Hip Hop duo Boo & Gotti, who were then signed to his Rockland Records imprint.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Kelly and Christopher Erskin.[3] R. Kelly's daughter Joann Kelly is featured in the video.

Awards and nominations[edit]





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  2. ^ http://hiphopwired.com/2010/10/31/r-kelly-says-best-of-both-worlds-album-was-originally-for-2pac-not-jay-z-30097/
  3. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - R. Kelly - "I wish"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "43rd Grammy Awards - 2001". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  5. ^ "2001 MTV Video Music Awards". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  6. ^ "Yolanda Adams Takes Four NAACP Image Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  7. ^ "R. Kelly, Jagged Edge Lead Soul Train Awards". ABC News. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  8. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/sample/212222/J.-Cole-Villuminati-R.-Kelly-Boo-%26-Gotti-I-Wish-(Remix)-(To-the-Homies-That-We-Lost)/
  9. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/1171/R.-Kelly-I-Wish
  10. ^ "2001 Year End Charts – The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20071114175536/http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/yearend_chart_display.jsp?f=Hot+R&B%2FHip-Hop+Songs&g=Year-end+Singles&year=2001
  12. ^ https://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=R%20Kelly&format=SINGLE&go=Search&perPage=50 Archived 2015-03-29 at the Wayback Machine.

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