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Single by Nelly featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp and Brandi Williams
from the album Sweatsuit
Released November 8, 2005
Format Digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Midwest Hip Hop, Hip hop
Length 4:31 (Album Version)
3:48 (Int'l Radio Edit)
Label Universal
Writer(s) Jermaine Dupri, Ali Jones, Cameron Gipp, LRoc, Cornell Haynes, Jr., Paul Slayton
Producer Jermaine Dupri
Certification Platinum (RIAA)[1]
Nelly singles chronology
"Fly Away"
"Nasty Girl"

"Grillz" is a 2005 rap single from the album Sweatsuit by Nelly featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp (a duo composed of Ali from the St. Lunatics and Big Gipp from the Goodie Mob) about grills, cosmetic dental apparatuses. Brandi Williams performs back-up vocals on "Grillz". In six weeks, "Grillz" reached the top five of the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in its tenth week (in 2006), becoming Nelly's fourth number one hit. It also became #1 on the Hot Ringtones chart. In the UK, it became his least successful single since "Iz U" charting at only #24. "Grillz" samples "Soldier" by Destiny's Child, a No. 3 Hot 100 hit for the group. Big Boi of OutKast makes a cameo appearance in the video. There is a remix featuring Chingo Bling on the album Dollarado 2 Texas. Another official remix is West Coast remix and it features Diamonique and Lil' Rob.


Chart (2005-2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 3
UK Singles Chart 24
Australian Singles Chart 11


Preceded by
"Laffy Taffy" by D4L
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
January 21, 2006 - January 28, 2006
Succeeded by
"Check on It" by Beyoncé featuring Bun B and Slim Thug


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