Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
Now, let’s rewind to 2004’s megahit ‘My Boo’ – a tag teamed effort of R&B superstars Alicia Keys and Usher. As Keys had a monster year with her sophomore effort ‘Diary’ the year prior (setting the record for highest first week sales for a female artist of color at the time), Ush was experiencing the similar success as his 2004 release ‘Confessions’ set the mark for highest first week sales for a male artist of color at the time. With such booming respective successes, and after the positive response of their remix Keys’ own ‘If I Ain’t Got You,’ it only seemed fitting the two would reunite for a redo. Enter the Jermaine Dupri-produced ‘My Boo.’
Reigning at #1 for an impressive 6 weeks, the tune helped bring to close Usher’s uber-successful ‘Confessions’ era (which to date stands at 20 million sold worldwide). Get into it below: