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Single by Michael Jackson
from the album Invincible
Released November 8, 2003
Format Promotional CD single; Promotional 12" single
Recorded 2001
Genre R&B
Length 4:40 (Album Version)
3:44 (Master Mix Feat. Eve)
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Marsha Ambrosius
Andre Harris
Producer Michael Jackson and Andre Harris
Michael Jackson singles chronology
Invincible track listing
"You Rock My World"

"Butterflies" is a song by Michael Jackson, written by neo-soul duo Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius and producer Andre Harris. Jackson said that it was his favorite song on Invincible.[1] The song was originally written in early 1997 whilst Ambrosius was in high school. The original version can be found on the UK version of Floetry's Floetic and features the same rhythm track that appears on Jackson's album in 2001. Ambrosius' background vocals on Jackson's track are also the same as those on Floetry's version. It was to be the third single from Invincible, scheduled for release in 2002.[2] For unexplained reasons, Sony cancelled the commercial release. The song was released promotionally to U.S. radio stations and reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Jackson's last Top 40 hit on the Hot 100. It also reached #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart from airplay alone.[3] A special edition of the single exists, featuring a duet between Floetry and Jackson. A European promo single of "Butterflies" was released in late 2001.


Track listings

CD Promo ESK 54863

  1. Butterflies (4:40)

12" Promo EAS 56719

  1. Master Mix (Feat. Eve)
  2. Michael
  3. Eve
  4. In


The official remix features rapper Eve and produced by Trackmasters.


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 14
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2
Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs 89[4]


  • Lead vocals: Michael Jackson
  • Background vocals: Michael Jackson and Marsha Ambrosius
  • Horns: Norman Jeff Bradshaw and Matt Cappy
  • Instrumentation: Andre Harris
  • Recorded by Andre Harris and Bruce Swedien
  • Mixed by Bruce Swedien


  1. ^ Butterflies Songfacts.
  2. ^ Invincible Era.
  3. ^ Butterflies. Michael Jackson World Network
  4. ^ U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs


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