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Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008) " Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" is a song from American singer Beyoncé's third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). Columbia Records released "Single Ladies" as a single on October 13, 2008 alongside "If I Were a Boy", showcasing the contrast between Beyoncé and her aggressive onstage alter ego Sasha Fierce. It explores men's unwillingness to propose or commit. In the song, the female protagonist is in a club to celebrate her single status. "Single Ladies" won three Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year, among other accolades. Several news media sources named it as one of the best songs of 2008, while some considered it one of the best songs of the decade. It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more than 5 million paid digital downloads. The song charted among the top ten within the singles category in several other countries. Globally, it was 2009's seventh best-selling digital single with 6.1 million units sold A black-and-white music video accompanied the single's release. It won several awards, including the Video of the Year at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Beyoncé has performed "Single Ladies" on television and during her concert tours. The song and particularly its music video have been widely parodied and imitated. Several notable artists have performed cover versions. Media usage has included placement in popular television shows. Contents (right) produced "Single Ladies". "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" was written by Beyoncé, Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, and was produced by Nash and Stewart. Beyoncé recorded the song in April 2008 at the Boom Boom Room Studio in Burbank, California, and it was mixed by Jaycen Joshua and Dave Pensado, with assistance from Randy Urbanski and Andrew Wuepper. [2] Nash conceptualized "Single Ladies" after Beyoncé's secret marriage to hip hop recording artist Jay-Z in April 2008. [4] Stewart commented that the song was "the only public statement that [Beyoncé and Jay-Z had] ever made about marriage", [3] and that while in the studio recording the song Beyoncé had remained tightlipped, even to the point of removing her wedding band. [3] Beyoncé's marriage inspired Nash to compose a song about an issue that affected many people's relationships: the fear or unwillingness of men to commit. [3] In an interview with Billboard magazine, Beyoncé added that she was drawn to the song because of the universality of the topic, an issue that "people are passionate about and want to talk about and debate". [5] She stated that although "Single Ladies" is a playful uptempo song, it addresses an issue that women experience every day. [19] Echoing Levine's sentiments, Liss wrote that Beyoncé sounds "gleefully sassy". [28] The lyrics reflect post-breakup situations. [42] Accompanied by robotic-like sounds, the opening lines of the song are call and response; [43] Beyoncé chants, "All the single ladies", and background singers echo the line each time. [34] In the first verse, Beyoncé narrates the recent end to a poor relationship after she "cried [her] tears for three good years". [44] She reclaims her right to flirt, have fun, and find a lover who is more devoted than the previous one. [45] Beyoncé goes out to celebrate with her friends in a club where she meets a new love interest. [34] However, her former boyfriend is watching her, and she directs the song to him. [34] She then sings the chorus, which uses minor chords [46] "If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it ... Oh oh oh". In the second verse, Beyoncé tells her ex-lover that, as he did not attempt to make things more permanent when he had the chance, he has no reason to complain now that she has found someone else. [48] On the bridge, she affirms that she wants her new love interest "to make like a prince and grab her, delivering her to 'a destiny, to infinity and beyond'" while "Prince Charming is left standing there like the second lead in a romantic comedy". [34] Towards the end of the song, Beyoncé takes a more aggressive vocal approach [22] and employs a middle eight as she sings, "And like a ghost I'll be gone". [48] When she chants the chorus for the third and final time, her vocals are omnipresent within layers of music, as described by Frannie Kelley of NPR. [30] An electronic swoop tugs in continuously until the song ends. Nick Levine of Digital Spy particularly praised its beats, which according to him, "just don't quit". [19] Michelangelo Matos of The A.V. Club wrote that the song is "fabulous, with glowing production, a humongous hook, and beats for weeks". [49] Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times was also impressed with the overall production of the song, specifically the chorus, adding "More than most female singers, Beyoncé understands the funky art of singing rhythmically, and this is a prime example." [34] Fraser McAlpine of BBC Online considered "Single Ladies" to be the best song Beyoncé has attempted since "Ring the Alarm" (2006) and complimented the former's refrain, describing it as "so amazingly catchy that it provides a surprisingly solid foundation for the entire song". [48] Alexis Petridis of [41] Daniel Brockman of The Phoenix complimented the song's use of the word "it", and wrote that the technique "sums up her divided musical persona far more effectively than the [album's] two-disc split-personality gimmick." Darryl Sterdan of Jam! called the song single-worthy, and wrote that it is "a tune that actually sounds like a Beyoncé number". [46] Sarah Liss of CBC News wrote that "Single Ladies" represents Beyoncé at her best, describing it as "an instantly addictive [and] a bouncy featherweight dance-pop track". [28] She further commented that it was pleasant hear a voice which "changes timbre naturally, a voice with actual cracks and fissures (however slight)" in contrast to the "Auto-Tune epidemic that seems to be plaguing so many of her mainstream pop peers". [28] Douglas Wolf of Time magazine added that "Single Ladies" is a sing-along which allows Beyoncé to demonstrate her virtuosity and "a focused, commanding display of individuality that speaks for every raised hand without a ring on it". The New Yorker wrote that the song combines a jumble of feelings and sounds that "don't resolve but also never become tiring". [29] He concluded that "Single Ladies" was generally jubilant and that Beyoncé's vocals were pure and glimmering. [29] Andy Kellman of Allmusic and Jessica Suarez of Paste magazine noted the song as one of the standouts from I Am... Sasha Fierce, and saw similarities to "Get Me Bodied". Writers praised the song's dance beat; Colin McGuire of PopMatters praised "Single Ladies" as one of Beyoncé's best dance tracks. [23] Spence D. of IGN Music described the song as a "Caribbean flair and booty shaking jubilation that should get even the most staid of listeners snapping their necks and gyrating joyfully". [50] Joey Guerra of the Houston Chronicle wrote that it is a "hip-shaking club" song similar to "Check on It". [22] Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly magazine wrote that "Single Ladies" is a "giddy, high-stepping hybrid of lyrical kiss-off and fizzy jump-rope jam". [27] Describing the song as a "winning high-stepping" one, Adam Mazmanian of The Washington Times wrote that "Single Ladies" is designed to get the women out on the dance floor as Beyoncé sings it with "a genuinely defiant, independent voice". [24] Some critics were unimpressed by "Single Ladies". Mariel Concepcion of Billboard magazine called it "standard screech-thump fare". "Single Ladies" debuted at number 72 on the US [84] On December 6, 2008, it moved from number 28 to number two on the Hot 100 chart, as a result of its debut at number one on the Hot Digital Songs chart, selling 204,000 digital downloads. [85] The song became Beyoncé's fifth solo single to top the Hot Digital Songs chart. [86] "If I Were a Boy" charted at number three on the Hot 100 chart the same week, and thus Beyoncé became the seventh female in the US to have two songs in the top five positions of that particular chart. [87] The following week "Single Ladies" climbed to number one on the Hot 100 chart, selling 228,000 downloads, and became Beyoncé's fifth solo single to top the chart. [88] It tied her with Olivia Newton-John and Barbra Streisand at number six on the list of female artists with the most Hot 100 number one hits. The song was at the top of the chart for four non-consecutive weeks, [90] during the last of which digital downloads of "Single Ladies" increased by 157 percent to 382,000 units—its best week of digital sales. [90] For the week ending January 15, 2009, the song moved to number one on the Hot 100 Airplay chart with 147.3 million listener impressions. [91] It reached number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it remained for twelve consecutive weeks. [94] and reached number two on the Pop 100 chart. [95] The song has been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 4,000,000 copies. [96] It has sold over 5,000,000 digital downloads in the US as of October 2012, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Single Ladies" debuted at number 81 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week ending November 29, 2008. [98] On January 24, 2009, its ninth charting week, it moved to its peak spot at number two, [99] and was subsequently certified double-platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) for sales of over 160,000 copies. [100] The song peaked at number seven, [101] and spent 112 weeks on the UK Singles Chart. [102] It topped the UK R&B Chart, where it succeeded the song's double A-side, "If I Were a Boy". [103] On October 23, 2009, "Single Ladies" was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of over 600,000 copies. [104] As of November 2013, it has sold 704,000 copies in the UK. [105] On the Irish Singles Chart, it reached number four and enjoyed twenty weeks of charting, while on the Japan Hot 100 chart it made its way to number 25. [106] In Australia, the single attained a high point of number five on the ARIA Singles Chart, [107] and received a five-times platinum certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for sales of over 350,000 copies. Although the video for "Single Ladies" was the cheapest and quickest of all her videos to produce, Beyoncé felt that it ended up being "the most iconic ... something special". [5] It spawned a dance craze and inspired thousands of imitations all over the world, many of which were posted on YouTube. [3] In an interview with MTV, Beyoncé expressed her appreciation of the public's response to the video, and stated that she had spent much time watching several of these parodies: "It's beautiful to feel you touch people and bring a song to life with a video." [123] Nava also expressed his surprise at the positive reception of the video, and attributed its success to the video's understated, less-is-more approach. [112] In an interview with Chandler Levack for Eye Weekly, Toronto director Scott Cudmore stated that the Internet age has impacted the way music videos are made, as well as perceived by an audience. Although Cudmore believes that the music video as a medium is "disappearing ... from the mainstream public eye", he accredited "Single Ladies" with its resurgence, and stated that after the video appeared on the Internet, people began to "consciously look for music videos because of its art". The music video has won several awards and accolades. It was voted Best Dance Routine in the 2008 Popjustice Readers' Poll; In July 2009, Beyoncé gave a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where American actor Tom Cruise danced with her and her dancers as they performed the dance routine of "Single Ladies". [151] At the MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009, Beyoncé performed "Single Ladies" backed by "an army of single ladies" on stage. [152] In a poll conducted by Billboard magazine, the performance was ranked as the seventh best in the history of MTV Video Music Awards. A critic wrote in the magazine: "The world gave a collective 'whoa' when Beyonce unleashed her 'Single Ladies' video, but to see those dance moves come to life at the 2009 VMAs was beyond eye-popping." [153] Erika Ramirez of the same publication placed the performance at number two on her list of Beyoncé's five biggest TV performances. [154] "Single Ladies" was included on the set lists of Beyoncé's I Am... Yours concerts and her I Am... World Tour. The song was subsequently included on Beyoncé's live albums [37] The music video achieved fame for its intricate choreography [170] and its deployment of jazz hands with a wrist twist. [30] It has been credited with starting the "first major dance craze of both the new millennium and the Internet", [37] triggering a number of parodies of the dance choreography. [171] Billy Johnson of Yahoo! Music wrote that the video of "Single Ladies" was the top music-related viral hit of 2009. [39] MTV News' James Montgomery wrote that "it appears like [the music video] was custom-made for the YouTube generation, which probably explains why making homages became a worldwide phenomenon." [112] The video generated interest in J-Setting, the dance form that choreographer JaQuel Knight highlights in the video, and Beyoncé is credited with bringing the dance style to the mainstream. In a radio interview on NPR's All Things Considered, Knight shared his excitement that the popular video made people want to learn to dance. [121] Trish Crawford from the Toronto Star observed how it has appealed to all age groups and genders, in contrast with the short-lived dance craze inspired by Soulja Boy two years before, which she considered "mainly a male hip-hop dance". [37] Crawford mentioned, "Toddlers have tackled [the 'Single Ladies' dance]. [So have] recreation centre dance classes, sorority sisters in their dorm rooms, suburban teenagers in their basements and high school cheerleaders." [37] In February 2009, Columbia Records announced the launch of a "Single Ladies" Dance Video Contest. Fans aged eighteen and older were invited to adhere precisely to the dance routine performed by Beyoncé and her two dancers in the original production. [172] The winning video was included in her live album, I Am... World Tour. A drag showdance inspired by the "Single Ladies" music video "Single Ladies" was first parodied in the November 15, 2008, episode of SNL, which featured Beyoncé. [173] She was initially reluctant to participate in the segment but agreed to after a visit from Timberlake in her dressing room. [143] Beyoncé's choreographer, Frank Gatson Jr., expressed mixed emotions at the result, saying: "I was upset because I know that Justin's a great dancer and if he learned the choreography, he could do it really well... If they're making parodies [of our work] just like they make parodies of politicians and presidents, that means it must be big time. So in that respect, I have to take my hat off to them for doing it." [174] Later, Joe Jonas of the pop rock band Jonas Brothers posted a video on their YouTube account where he imitated the dance in a black leotard and heels. [175] Irish pop duo Jedward parodied Beyoncé's dance moves for the video of their cover version of "All the Small Things". [176] In London, one hundred dancers wearing leotards similar to the one worn by Beyoncé performed the choreography on April 20, 2009, to promote Trident Unwrapped gum. [178] They were later joined onstage by their male newsreader colleagues Bill Turnbull, Ben Brown, Nicholas Owen, and Charlie Stayt before taking on Diversity, winners of the third series of [170] One of the most viewed viral videos is that of Shane Mercado, who appeared on The Bonnie Hunt Show in bikini bottoms to perform the choreography. His subsequent meeting with Beyoncé became a media event. [179] Beyoncé has acknowledged the popularity of the videos on YouTube; during her concert tour, excerpts from many of the YouTube videos were played in the background while Beyoncé was performing the song. SNL one. [179] His video lead to a meet and greet with Beyoncé and eventually, an opportunity to join her on stage at a show stop in Atlanta during her I Am... World Tour. [179] Many videos featuring babies of different ages, imitating the dance choreography of "Single Ladies", have been uploaded on YouTube. [180] A video showing Cory Elliott, a baby boy from New Zealand, performing the dance while watching Beyoncé on television, gained significant coverage from several media outlets. Time magazine's critic Dan Fletcher ranked it as the fourth best viral video of 2009 and wrote, "Young children love songs with good rhythm and repetition, and 'Single Ladies' certainly has both." [181] However, when a video of seven-year-old girls performing choreography from "Single Ladies" at a dance competition in Los Angeles went viral on YouTube, it created a controversy and sparked outrage from many viewers, who felt the girls were sexualized by the suggestive dance moves. In a video filmed by singer John Legend, US President Barack Obama appears with his wife Michelle performing part of the "Single Ladies" routine. [183] He also briefly performed the hand-twirl move from the song's video at the Obama Inaugural Celebration. [173] This video prompted an Obama look-alike, Iman Crosson, to do his own version of the "Single Ladies" choreography. [184] Several other well-known personalities, including American environmentalist and politician Joe Nation and American actor Tom Hanks, have performed the dance. [185] In the music video for "Dancin on Me" by DJ Webstar and Jim Jones, three females are featured in the background, imitating the "Single Ladies" dance. [40] Wearing a black leotard and gold glove, Katy Brand performed the choreography with two backup female dancers for the final of BBC One's [187] The music minister at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, thought it would be "an excellent idea" to attract interest in the church choir by using a remix of "Single Ladies" and having choir members dance to it. In the music video he made, the choir members sing, "All the singing ladies, all the singing fellas ... If you like the choir, then won't you come and sing in it." Cyndi Wilkerson, Music Ministry Assistant at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, uploaded the video to YouTube on August 29, 2011. [188] In April 2013, YouTube phenomenon Psy did the dance routine during a concert in Seoul while wearing a red leotard and red boots. Usage in media[edit] "Single Ladies" has been used in various media including television shows, commercials and books. In the Best of 2009 issue of People magazine, Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney Kardashian were ranked at number nine on the magazine's list of "25 Most Intriguing People"; the photograph accompanying the article showed the three women in leotards mimicking the look from the "Single Ladies" video. [190] The song has been included in many television shows, including

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