#1 Song On November 25 2003

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#1 Song On November 25 2003

The #1 Song on November 25, 2003

"Baby Boy" by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul

On November 25, 2003, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "Baby Boy" by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul. This upbeat dance track was a massive hit, staying at the top of the charts for nine consecutive weeks.

The Song

"Baby Boy" was a single from Beyoncé's debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. The song was written by Beyoncé, Scott Storch, Robert Waller, and Sean Paul, and produced by Storch. The song's catchy beat and infectious melody made it a club favorite, and its success helped establish Beyoncé as a solo artist outside of Destiny's Child.

The Chart Performance

"Baby Boy" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 57 on July 12, 2003, and quickly rose to the top, reaching number one on October 4, 2003. It stayed at number one for nine weeks, becoming one of the longest-running number-one singles of the year.

Impact and Legacy

"Baby Boy" was a critical and commercial success, earning a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song. The song's success helped launch Beyoncé's solo career, and it remains one of her signature songs. The song's innovative blend of R&B, dancehall, and hip-hop styles influenced a generation of pop and R&B artists.

Trivia

  • "Baby Boy" was Beyoncé's first number-one single as a solo artist.
  • The song's music video, featuring Beyoncé and Sean Paul, was directed by Francis Lawrence.
  • "Baby Boy" was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in 2003.

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