The Champ (Nelly song)

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"The Champ"
Nelly-The Champ-Cover.jpg
Single by Nelly
ReleasedDecember 20, 2011 (2011-12-20)
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop
LabelUniversal Records
Songwriter(s)Cornell Haynes, Jr., Andrew Thielk, Eduardo Montilla
Producer(s)Drew Money, Eddie Montilla
Nelly singles chronology
"Lose Control (Let Me Down)"
"The Champ"
"Hey Porsche"

"The Champ" is a song performed by American hip hop artist Nelly. It was released on December 20, 2011 digitally for ESPN's bowl coverage.[1]

Music video[edit]

ESPN filmed a full-length video of Nelly performing the song to accompany various game highlight montages surrounding the telecasts. It was primarily filmed at Florida International's FIU Stadium, or "The Cage", in Miami, and was released on December 20, 2011.[2]


Chart (2012) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 64
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[4] 48
South Korea International Singles (Gaon)[5] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 61


  1. ^ "The Champ - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
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  3. ^ "Chartifacts – Week Commencing: 13th February 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on February 18, 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201214 into search.
  5. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: January 22, 2012 to January 28, 2012)". Gaon Chart. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
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