Song Title: Dilemma
Date of release: June 25, 2002
Description: ” Dilemma ” is by Nelly, the American rapper ( Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. ). Written by Cornell Haynes Jr., Antoine Macon, Kenneth Gamble, Bunny Sigler. the song features Kelly Rowland ( Kelendria Trene “Kelly” Rowland ), the American R&B artists and former member of Destiny’s Child.
The song was taken as the third release from Nelly’s second 2002 Album ” Nellyville ” and the main single from Kelly’s first Album ” simply Deep ” also released in 2002.
Bam, a producer from St. Louis showed Nelly a track that had been produced by Ryan Bower, the bare bones of a track had samples from a song by
Patti LaBelle called ” Love, Need and Want You ” which was on her 1983 ” I’m In Love Again “. Nelly began writing lyrics for the song and at the last-minute decided to add it to the Album he was working on called ” Nellyville “.
He then decided the song need a female vocal addition, thinking of girl group Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, he called her up and she agreed to sing for the new track.
Music critics generally gave ” Dilemma ” the thumbs up, one critic for The Guardian commented ” Thanks to the ubiquitous Dilemma, a song that practically peeled off its clothes on the spot, Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland is no longer a mere backing vocalist for Beyoncé Knowles “.
” Dilemma ” was to be a commercial success for Nelly reaching number one in ten countries.
The song was to sell 7.6 Million copies Worldwide and become the most successful of Nelly’s songs, also it was to be Kelly’s most successful single in addition to her hit ” When Love Takes Over “.
Nelly already had the single ” Hot In Herre ” at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart when ” Dilemma ” was released.
Radio stations in the US started playing the song and soon it was climbing the chart, later it dislodged ” Hot In Herre ” from number one.
In the United Kingdom the song was equally successful, ” Dilemma ” reached number one on the UK chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. The song spent 9 weeks in the top ten and a total of 24 weeks on the chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian Singles Chart 1, Austrian Singles Chart 2, Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 1, Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart 3, Canadian Singles Chart 3, Danish Singles Chart 2, Dutch(Top 40) 1, Eurochart (Hot 100) 1, Finnish Singles Chart 10, French Singles Chart 6, German Singles Chart 1, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 1, Irish Singles Chart 1, Italian Singles Chart 3, New Zealand Singles Chart 2, Norwegian Singles Chart 2, Polish Singles Chart 2, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 75, Swedish Singles Chart 2, Swiss Singles Chart 1
Official Website: Nelly.net
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/nelly
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Nelly