” 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 lead single from Kelly’s first album, Simply Deep, released in the same year.
Bam, a producer from St. Louis, showed Nelly the bare bones of a track that had been produced by Ryan Bower, which had samples from a song by Patti LaBelle called ” Love, Need and Want You ” which was on her 1983 album, I’m In Love Again. Nelly began writing lyrics for the song and at the last-minute, made the decision 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, and she agreed to sing for the new track.
Music critics 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. The single reached the top of the charts in ten countries.
The song sold 7.6 million copies worldwide and went on to become the most successful of Nelly’s songs. It also 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 Billboard Hot 100 in the United States when ” Dilemma ” was released.
Radio stations in the country began playing the track, and soon it began to climb the chart, later dislodging his single ” Hot In Herre ” from the top.
In the United Kingdom, the song was equally successful. ” Dilemma ” reached Number One on the UK Singles Chart and remained there for two weeks. It spent nine weeks in the Top Ten and a total of twenty-four 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
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Nelly
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