Dip It Low Christina Milian
Song Title: Dip It Low
Artist: Christina Milian
Date of release: 7th of April 2004
Description: ” Dip It Low ” is by Christina Milian ( Christine Flores ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. Christina signed to Def Jam at the age of 19 and in 2001 released her self-titled debut Album. As an actress, Christina’s first lead role was in the 2003 teen comedy film Love Don’t Cost a Thing. Co-starring Nick Cannon, the film opened at number four at the U.S. Box office.
The song was written by Poli Paul, Teedra Moses and John Jackson. Poli is a Grammy-nominated Hip Hop, and R&B Producer who’s big break came when he worked with The Black Eyed Peas on their multi Million selling single ” Joints and Jams “.
Teedra Moses is a New Orleans born American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. In addition to Christina Milian, Teedra has written songs for a variety of artists including Nivea and Mary J. Blige.
John Jackson, probably better known by his professional name Fabolous, grew up in Brooklyn, New York City. In 2001 he released his debut Album, Ghetto Fabolous, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Chart.
” Dip It Low ” was released on the 7th of April 2004 by record label Island ( Universal Music Group ) and taken as the lead single from Christina’s second Album, It’s About Time.
The Album was released on the 13th of July 2004 in the US and reached number fourteen on the Billboard 200 Chart, selling 382,000 copies. In the United Kingdom, it had sales of 63,708 copies and reached a peak of number twenty-one on the UK Albums Chart.
The original version of the song featuring rapper Fabolous was only released in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Elsewhere a remix featuring Samy Deluxe, a German rapper, was released in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. A solo version of ” Dip It Low ” was released in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway.
The sultry R&B track ran into legal issues. In February 2005, Thomas Turino, Larry Crook and Dan Dickey sued Christina over the song. They claimed it featured a sample of their 1983 song ” La Sirena “.
The lawsuit claimed that Poli heard the album while in a record store, he liked the tune and so sampled twelve seconds of it and looped the sample throughout ” Dip It Low “.
The lawsuit was successful with Thomas Turino, Larry Crook and Dan Dickey receiving over $1,000,000 in compensation. In August 2008, Christina sued Poli, co-writer and producer claiming that he ” very definitively ” assured her that ” there were no samples whatsoever in ‘ Dip It Low ‘ “.
The accompanying music video was directed by Matthew Rolston, the American photographer, director and creative director. He has worked with many artists including Kelly Rowland, Kimbra, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Jessica Simpson and George Michael.
The video features Christina but not rapper Fabolous, who is cut from the video and replaced by a dance sequence. Kim Kardashian makes a cameo appearance in the video.
” Dip It Low ” was a commercial success for Christina. In the United States, the song peaked at number five and spent thirty weeks on the chart there. In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 15th of May 2004 and reached a peak of number two. It spent four weeks in the Top Ten and a total of thirteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 5
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 31, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 32, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 23, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 39, Denmark (Tracklisten) 8, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 16, France (SNEP) 31, Germany (Official German Charts) 17, Hungary (Dance Top 40) 17, Ireland (IRMA) 11, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 7, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 7, Norway (VG-lista) 8, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 30, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 11
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/ChristinaMilian