Chart Rewind: Beyoncé’s ‘Baby Boy’ Became Her Third Solo Top 10 Hit This Week in 2003

Published: Friday 4th Sep 2020 by Rashad

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective segments, ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay,’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our latest feature –  Chart Rewind – serves as a variation of our Retro Rewind assay to salute an entire era of music history.

In honor of her 39th birthday, this week we’re revisiting ‘Baby Boy’ – the second single from Beyoncé‘s debut solo album, ‘Dangerously In Love.’

Join us inside:

In summer 2003, Hurricane Beyoncé swept the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 respectively thanks to her debut solo album, ‘Dangerously in Love,’ and its thunderous lead single, ‘Crazy in Love’ (featuring Jay-Z).

Blocking competitors from the top of the latter chart for eight consecutive weeks, the very week it was toppled by the Diddy, Nelly, and Murphy Lee smash ‘Shake Ya Tailfeather’ (found aboard the soundtrack of the Will Smith & Martin Lawrence film ‘Bad Boys 2’), Bey’s island-soaked ‘Crazy’ follow-up – ‘Baby Boy’ – blasted into the top 10.

Capitalizing off the year’s dancehall craze, Bey tapped the movement’s leader – Sean Paul – to assist on the Scott Storch-produced cut.  Together, the trio carried the song to #9 this week in 2003 – marking the third trip to the chart region of her solo career (following the Jay-Z duets ’03 Bonne & Clyde’ and ‘Crazy in Love’).

[Note:  As of September 4, 2020, Bey boasts 19 solo Hot 100 top 10 hits to her credit – 7 of which topped the chart.]

A month later, Bey’s ‘Baby’ bumped Nelly and co. from the top spot and began a reign atop the chart that lasted 9 consecutive weeks (the second-longest rule of her career to date).  When the dust settled, the tune – a fan favorite from Bey’s prized discography – was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and helped its parent album, ‘Dangerously,’ push past the 4x Platinum mark in the United States.

Look below to see who joined Bey and Sean in the top 25 this week 17 years ago:


Hot 100 This Week in 2003


Hot 100 This Week


Click here to see this week’s full TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100 edition.

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  1. #WAP September 4, 2020

    “Solo” but has a “feature” 🥴

    • Tori September 4, 2020

      Solo as in not with Destiny’s Child but from her solo project dumbazs. You look stupid trying to be funny.

  2. #WAP September 4, 2020

    Chiiiile is that ashanti in the top 20?! That’s how you know this was the Stone Age 🤣😂

    • Urg September 4, 2020

      Why don’t u grow tf up Only Facts! U just keep embarassing ur self on this blog. Could be from all the dragging u got from Clarks0On.

  3. Clarks0o0ñ September 4, 2020

    Camila cant get a solo number one song

    Beyonce’s first 3 number 1’s had features

    Crazy in love feat Jay z
    Baby boy feat Sean paul
    Check on it feat slim thug and bun b.

    • Tori September 4, 2020

      Beyonce was able to put out singles without features and still go #1, as well as actually perform them live whether it be a high energy performances or a stripped down performances. Camilla is barely noticeable without a feature.

      • Clarks0o0ñ September 4, 2020

        Beyonce’s first solo number one was irreplaceable. On her second album.

        Beyonce has only 2 solo number 1’s. Irreplaceable and single ladies, The rest are features.

        ‘Camilla is barely noticeable without a feature.”

        Yes young thug over shadowed Camila on Havana with his 25 seconds verse. That’s why Camila was nominated for a Grammy in the category of best pop solo performance- for Havana live

        Shawn Mendes a white boy from canada also overshadowed Camila on senorita , even tho senorita is shawn Mendes first and only number one song while senorita is Camila’s second number one

      • Tori September 4, 2020

        It doesn’t matter when she was got it, she got it. And it was international and still highly requested and still played on the on radio today on multiple formats while Camillas singles are barely being played on Pop formats, her main audience, after its initial album cycle. You keep bringing up Young Thug as if she did him a favor when in reality she need him and Quavo to pander to the Urban, R&B and Hip-Hop formats. Neither of them acknowledges those songs despite “Havana” being #1. You also cling to Shawn’s song, but you fav clings to it to. Thats why dhe added to jer album for extra SPS points because every dingle she released failed to captivate the masses.

      • Clarks0o0ñ September 4, 2020

        “It doesn’t matter when she was got it, she got it.”

        That’s all
        When the time is right, my faves will get a solo number one.

        Young thug wasnt even suppose to be on Havana. Any rapper on Havana and it would still be a hit.
        Radio didnt play the version with young thug’s rap. They played the solo version with any tap verse.

        Havana was never played on urban or hiphop or rnb radio. It’s a pop song.

        Havana is still young thugs 1st top 10
        Havana is still young thug’s 1st and only number one
        Havana is still young thug’s most streamed song
        Havana is still young thug’s most awarded song.
        Young thug second most streamed song has 450 million streams.

        So yes, Camila did him a favour. He is very lucky she added him on her song. His verse was thrown on the song last minute.

        Senorita is shawn Mendes first and only number 1.
        Senorita is still shawn mendez most streamed song.

        Without Camila these men will not have these achievements.

        And why shouldn’t she add senorita on her album? A song she wrote and sang.

        Post malone added sunflower, a spider man soundtrack song to his album Hollywood bleeding.

        I know its hurts u seeing a girl who u think doesnt deserve sucess be very successful, but u will deal with it. 😭😭

        Artists with the most songs among the Top 20 most streamed songs on Spotify:

        #1. Ed Sheeran — 4 songs
        #2. Post Malone — 2 songs
        #2. Drake — 2 songs
        #2. The Weeknd — 2 songs
        #2. Camila Cabello — 2 songs

        Where is young thug?
        Where shawn Mendes?

        Camila is the only girl on this list. And her career is only 3 years old.
        Even bigger artists like adele, rihanna, arianna, beyonce, taylor swift are not on this list.

        Whether u people like Camila or not, she is successful and she will continue to be successful.

    • Oh plz September 4, 2020

      A delusional troll clown, you are. Beyoncé has more talent in her pinky toenail than Camila CaBasic has in her whole entire being.

    • Joshua September 14, 2020

      Jesus wants to be your friend ClarksOoOn because you’re favoured and blessed.

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