"Bump n' Grind
" is a song written, produced and performed by R&B
Contemporary R&B is a music genre that combines elements of hip hop, soul, R&B and funk.Although the abbreviation “R&B” originates from traditional rhythm and blues music, today the term R&B is most often used to describe a style of African American music originating after the demise of disco in...
musician R. Kelly
Robert Sylvester Kelly , better known by his stage name R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. A native of Chicago, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play...
. It was the second single released from his first solo album 12 Play
-Personnel:* All songs were written and arranged by R. Kelly* Executive Producer: Barry HankersonCo-ProducerTimmy Allen-External links:* at Discogs* at 12Play.net...
in 1994. The track became a number one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
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(temporarily interrupting the six-week run of Ace of Base
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's "The Sign
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"), and it also spent twelve weeks at number one on the U.S. Hot R&B Songs chart as the singer's third #1 R&B hit, becoming the longest-running number-one U.S. R&B single at that time. The song also reached number eight in the UK charts, following the massive success of his previous single, "She's Got That Vibe" (which was actually a re-release).
Kelly released 3 versions of "Bump n' Grind", the original album version and two remix
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es. The original LP version was made available for airplay on urban
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and Top 40 pop radio stations alike at first, but eventually the Old School remix was issued shortly and gained massive airplay on urban, adult R&B/Soul
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radio stations. Kelly also released the "Bump N Grind (How I Feel It Extended Mix)", which was used in the original video for the song. This version received major play on urban radio as well. Some stations still play the original version to this day.
The song is featured in the movies Without A Paddle
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and The Wackness
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, as well as the teaser trailer for the upcoming 2012 film American Reunion
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In 2008, it was featured in Grand Theft Auto IV's
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fictional Soul/R&B radio station The Vibe 98.8.
- Bump n' Grind (LP Version) - 4:16
- Bump N' Grind (Old School Remix) - 4:28
- Bump N' Grind (How I Feel It Extended Mix) - 5:42
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100
| U.S. Billboard Hot 100