Millionaire (Kelis song)

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"Millionaire"
Kelis - Millionaire.png
Single by Kelis featuring André 3000
from the album Tasty
ReleasedOctober 18, 2004 (2004-10-18)
Format
Recorded2003
StudioDARP Studios, Stankonia Recording (Atlanta)
Genre
Length3:44
LabelVirgin
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)André 3000
Kelis singles chronology
"Trick Me"
(2004)
"Millionaire"
(2004)
"In Public"
(2005)
André 3000 singles chronology
"Millionaire"
(2004)
"Royal Flush"
(2008)

"Millionaire" is a song by American singer Kelis, featuring American rapper André 3000, taken from the former's third studio album, Tasty (2003). It was released on October 18, 2004, as the album's third single. The song was written by Kelis and André 3000, and produced by the latter. Like Kelis' previous single "Trick Me", "Millionaire" was not released in the United States. The track contains a sample of the 1985 song "La Di Da Di" by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick.

The song peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, earning Kelis her third consecutive top-five single, while becoming a modest success on the charts internationally. The accompanying music video, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, does not feature Kelis or André 3000, and instead features children playing the roles of young Kelis and André.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Millionaire" debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Kelis' third consecutive top-five entry from Tasty.[3] The song performed moderately in the rest of Europe, reaching number eight in Ireland, number 11 in Finland, number 36 in Belgium, number 43 in Switzerland, and number 50 in Sweden.[4][5] In Oceania, the single charted at number 23 in Australia and at number 27 in New Zealand.[4]

Track listings[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Tasty.[11]

  • Kelis – vocals
  • Vincent Alexander – recording
  • André 3000 – drums, keyboards, production, programming, rap
  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • Warren Bletcher – recording assistance
  • Regina Davenport – production coordinator
  • Andrew Dawson – mixing assistance
  • Doug Harms – recording assistance
  • Kevin Kendricks – keyboards, piano
  • Carlton Lynn – recording
  • James Majors – recording
  • Dexter Simmons – mixing
  • Matthew Still – recording

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United Kingdom October 18, 2004 Virgin [6][8][30]
Germany CD single EMI [7]
Australia November 22, 2004 [31]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Barker, Emily (January 31, 2014). "The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time – 400–301". NME. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Robbie compilation beats sales record for entire year". Music Week. October 25, 2004. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
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  5. ^ a b "Chart Track: Week 44, 2004". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
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  7. ^ a b "Kelis :: Millionaire" (in German). Virgin Records Germany. Archived from the original on May 21, 2006. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Millionaire [CD 2] by Kelis, Andre 3000". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Millionaire" (Australian CD single). Kelis. EMI. 2004. 7243 8 16213 2 5.
  10. ^ "Millionaire" (UK 12" single). Kelis. Virgin Records. 2004. VST1885.
  11. ^ Tasty (CD liner notes). Kelis. Arista Records. 2003. 82876-52210-2.
  12. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  13. ^ "ARIA Urban Singles Chart – Week Commencing 29th November 2004" ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  16. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. Vol. 116 no. 45. November 6, 2004. p. 53. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  17. ^ "Kelis: Millionaire" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  19. ^ "Top 50 Singles" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. November 14–20, 2004. Archived from the original on November 22, 2004. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  20. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". Top Digital Download. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  22. ^ "Charts.nz – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kelis feat. André 3000 – Millionaire". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  26. ^ "Kelis: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  27. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  28. ^ "UK Year-End Charts 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. p. 1. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
  29. ^ "British single certifications – Kelis ft Andre 3000 – Millionaire". British Phonographic Industry. June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Millionaire in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ "Millionaire [12" VINYL] by Kelis". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  31. ^ "Kelis – Discography". musichead. Archived from the original on September 23, 2006. Retrieved November 17, 2014.