” I’ll Be Missing You ” is by Puff Daddy ( Sean John Combs ) and Faith Evans. The song was written by Faith Evans, Sauce Money, Sting, and Albert E. Brumley with production by Puff Daddy and Stevie J.
The song also features R&B group 112, best known for their single ” Peaches and Cream ” which was nominated for a Grammy.
” I’ll Be Missing You ” was written in memory of the rapper, The Notorious B.I.G, who was murdered in 1997.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, known to millions by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G, Biggie and even Biggie Smalls has been considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time.
In a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March the 9th 1997, The Notorious B.I.G was murdered by an unknown gunman.
Puff Daddy and Faith Evans wrote the song as a tribute to the murdered rapper; the rap ballad sampled the 1983 ” Every Breath You Take ” by the British group, The Police.
They had already finished ” I’ll Be Missing You ” before gaining permission to use the sample.
The song was initially written by Sting the lead singer with the group, The Police; he owns 100% of the publishing royalties.
In addition to using the musical arrangement and the melody from the original Police hit, ” I’ll Be Missing You ” also uses the melody from ” I’ll Fly Away “, which is a hymn written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley.
Once released the song was to be a huge commercial success for Puff Daddy and Faith Evans. The song reached Number One in many countries across the world including the United States, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe.
In the United States, the song held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for eleven weeks. The most prolonged stay at the top of the chart for any artist. The record was held until Eminem beat them by one week with his song ” Lose Yourself ” in 2002.
In the United Kingdom, ” I’ll Be Missing You ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 14th of June 1997 and climbed to reach Number One, it held the position for six weeks.
The song remained in the Top Ten for twelve weeks and spent a total of thirty-two weeks on the UK chart. The single later re-entered the chart in 2007 and reached number thirty-two, ten years after charting the first time around.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austrian Singles Chart 1, Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 1, Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart 3, Canadian Singles Chart 4, Danish Singles Chart 1, Dutch (Top 40) 1, Eurochart (Hot 100) 1, Finnish Singles Chart 3, France (SNEP) 2, German Singles Chart 1, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italian Singles Chart 1, New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 1, Norwegian Singles Chart 1, Spain (AFYVE) 1, Swedish Singles Chart 1, Swiss Singles Chart 1
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