Here I Am (Rick Ross song)

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"Here I Am"
Here I Am Rick Ross.jpg
Single by Rick Ross featuring Nelly and Avery Storm
from the album Trilla
ReleasedMarch 25, 2008
FormatCD single, Digital download
GenreHip hop, R&B
Length3:29
LabelSlip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy
Songwriter(s)W. Roberts
Producer(s)Drumma Boy
Rick Ross singles chronology
"The Boss"
(2008)
"Here I Am"
(2008)
"Cash Flow"
(2008)
Nelly singles chronology
"Party People"
(2008)
"Here I Am"
(2008)
"Body on Me"
(2008)
Avery Storm singles chronology
"Terrified"
(2008)
"Here I Am"
(2008)

"Here I Am" is the third single from Rick Ross's second album Trilla. It features Nelly and Avery Storm. This song, produced by Drumma Boy, contains an interpolation of Stevie Wonder's "Lately". Video appearances made are DJ Khaled, Birdman, Pitbull, Dre, Felicia Pearson, Ace Hood and others. After the song ends, the video cuts to Ross's other song, "Maybach Music". The single peaked at number 41 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] Originally, the third single was going to be "Luxury Tax", but it was changed to "Here I Am". The song was ranked as #50 by Vibe in 'The Best Songs Of '08'.[2]

There is a version without Ross that features Avery Storm as the lead artist and features Pitbull.

The official remix features new Maybach Music Group artist Magazeen.

Chart performance[edit]

The single debuted at number 99 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] The single eventually peaked at number 41 on the chart the week of August 23, 2008. On October 13, 2015, the single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.[4]

Music video[edit]

The video starts out in a drive way with Rick Ross and a woman (played by video model Kia Samuel) in a car, parked at her house. He is talking to the woman and the woman's mother comes out of the house and yells for her to come back inside, because she does not like her daughter dating Rick Ross since he is a thug. The camera later flashfowards and shows them successful and at a mansion. Inside, men are with their girlfriends. Nelly and Avery Storm also make cameos rapping their verses. The video proceeds and it shows multiple parts of the house, which all show Rick Ross with the woman walking, laughing, and talking. It also shows flashbacks of when they were poor and the struggles of their relationship. After the song ends, the video cuts to Ross' other song, "Maybach Music."

DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Pitbull, Brisco, Gunplay, Birdman, Larry Hughes make cameo appearances.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 41
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 9
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[7] 5
US Pop 100 (Billboard) 86

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Rick Ross
  2. ^ "News". VIBE. Archived from the original on 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
  3. ^ Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Rick Ross
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Rick Ross Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "Rick Ross Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rick Ross Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Rick Ross – Here I Am". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 8, 2015. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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