” Milkshake ” is by Kelis ( Kelis Rogers ), the American singer-songwriter and a fully certified chef. The song was written by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.
Pharrell Williams ( Pharrell Lanscilo Williams ) has bagged ten Grammy Awards including two with production duo The Neptunes.
Chad Hugo ( Charles Edward “Chad” Hugo ) is a multi-instrumentalist playing saxophone, piano and guitar. He is also part of the American band N.e.r.d ( No-one Ever Really Dies ), which he formed with Pharrell Williams in 1999.
Production for the single was by The Neptunes, who are Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The production duo is estimated to be worth somewhere in the region of $160 Million and is one of the most successful music producers ever.
” Milkshake ” was released on the 25th of August 2003 by record labels Star Trak and Arista. The song was taken as the lead single from Kelis’s third album, Tasty.
The song is about a woman’s sex appeal. According to urbandictionary.com the meaning of ” ‘Milkshake’ stands for the woman’s sex appeal. When she says, ‘My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard,’ it means she attracts all the guys in the area just by appearing there “.
Kelis told British Sunday newspaper The Observer that ” It means whatever people want it to; it was just a word we came up with on a whim, but then the song took on a life of its own “.
However, when interviewed by The Associated Press, an American multinational nonprofit news agency based in New York, she said of the song ” A milkshake is the thing that makes women special. It’s what gives us our confidence and what makes us exciting “.
” Milkshake ” received positive reviews from music critics. Entertainment Weekly’s Neil Drumming called the song a ” lusty party anthem “, while Ernest Hardy writing for Rolling Stone called it ” the super freakiest song on the charts. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Jake Nava. Jake’s video for ” Single Ladies ” by Beyoncé was placed third in British newspaper The Times list of 25 most influential music videos of all time.
Other artists that Jake has directed for include the Bee Gees, Lana Del Rey, Britney Spears, Shakira, P!nk, Destiny’s Child and Mariah Carey.
The video was shot on location at Relish diner in Wythe Avenue and North 1st Street, Brooklyn. The signs were changed to Tasty’s Yard for the video. The diner was later closed and demolished to make way for Condos ( apartments or flats for those outside of the US ).
Featured in the video is American hip hop recording artist Nas, he can be seen as a cook who delivers milkshakes as Kelis dances.
” Milkshake ” was a commercial success for Kelis. In the United States the song made its debut at number ninety-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and peaked at number three, it spent a total of twenty-two weeks on the chart there.
The song made it to the Top Ten in many charts around the World. In Ireland, it debuted at number fifteen on the Irish Singles Chart and went on to reach Number One. It held the top spot for five consecutive weeks.
In the United Kingdom ” Milkshake ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 17th of January 2004 and reached a peak of number two. The song spent seven weeks in the Top Ten and a total of fifteen weeks on the chart there.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 3
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 38, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 10, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 33, Denmark (Tracklisten) 4, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 12, France (SNEP) 52, Germany (Official German Charts) 22, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italy (FIMI) 20, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 6, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Norway (VG-lista) 5, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 5, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 22
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