The song is co-written by Sean GarrettPatrick J. The song was released as the lead single from Usher's fourth studio album Confessions on January 27,after Usher was told by Arista Recordshis label at the time, to record more tracks for the album. The song received a similar response in other countries, topping in other twelve charts worldwide. It was certified platinum in several Yeah - Presta* vs. Usher - Yeah , including AustraliaBelgiumCanadaGermany and Norwayand received a two times platinum certification in New Zealand.
The song peaked in the top-ten in several Year-end charts. An accompanying music video, directed by Mr. Xshows Usher, Ludacris and Lil Jon performing choreography in a club in front of blue laser beams. The song ranked second on the Billboard Hot — Decade-end chart.
As of Septemberthe song has sold over 4 million copies in the US. In the fall ofUsher submitted his fourth studio album, Confessionsto his record label Yeah - Presta* vs. Usher - Yeah Records. However, when the singer and the company's then-president L.
Reid listened to the songs, Reid felt the album lacked a song that had the potential to be released as the album's lead single. In light of this, Usher was told to record a few more tracks, and so he enlisted American rapper-producer Lil Jon to aid in musical production.
They had 'Burn', 'Burn' was hot, but they needed that first powerful monster. That's when I came in. Several months prior to Lil Jon's involvement in the production of Confessionshe was commissioned by Jive Records to produce fifteen tracks for rapper Mystikal.
The rapper would only select two tracks, which provided Lil Jon the opportunity to give leftover songs to other record labels. Without Lil Jon's knowledge, Jive Records gave one of the leftover tracks to hip hop artist Petey Pablo which would eventually become " Freak-a-Leek ". However, Lil Jon, assuming that the song had not been used, gave the production to Usher, resulting in a rough version of "Yeah! Eventually realizing the mistake after Pablo played "Freek-a-leek" to Lil Jon, the latter insisted on producing more tracks for Pablo; however, Pablo did not give up the song, due to the fact that it was already recorded and had been getting Yeah - Presta* vs.
Usher - Yeah from Southern radio. Lil Jon commented, "With so much invested, Jive wouldn't give up the cut. Lil Jon, who is also a DJ, then decided Chickery Chick - The Three Stooges - The Nonsense Songbook leak the record to DJs across the country after the record companies shut down for Christmas break.
By the time they got back to business in January, the record already had thousands of radio plays with no label involvement. Usher still opted to go with "Burn" as the lead single as a music video was already planned,  however, the responses to "Yeah! According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes. Jem Aswad of Entertainment Weekly called it "irresistibly crunked-out", adding, "the ensuing track glides smoothly between club-friendly hip-hop soul and ballads.
Usher himself also garnered praise for the song; Aswad called it the "grittiest song" Usher had sung and one that "reveals his newfound maturity".
The single remained on the Hot for forty-five weeks. Internationally, "Yeah! In Australiathe song topped the chart on the week of April 4, for one week. It remained on it for only seven weeks before dropping out, and was certified 5x platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association ARIA for sellingunits. Compared to other countries, "Yeah! X said that the song reminded him of laser beams. X combined ideas to create a dance video for "Yeah! The development was handled by how Usher wanted to be portrayed in the video, particularly showcasing his dance moves.
The music video was filmed in a vacant art gallery in Los Angeles over two days. When the shooting started, Mr. X recalled Michael Jackson 's "low-tech" and "laser-flashing" " Rock Yeah - Presta* vs.
Usher - Yeah You " video, and used it as a reference. They went through photo browsing and phone calling, opting for Destiny Lightsy Sin - Trial - Live In Concert (VHS), a friend of Mr. X, who seduces Usher in the club in a Marilyn Monroe wardrobe to complement the lyrics.
X, is portrayed as Usher's second seductress. Usher took charge of his ideas on his wardrobe and choreography, with additional routines, specifically the Rockaway and the Thunderclap, which Mr.
X learned from Jamaica. The video begins with Usher entering a club, and in another scene dancing in front of blue lasers; the video alternates between both the club and laser scenes throughout. In the former setting, Usher is sat down when a woman—portrayed by Destiny, video producer Mr.
X's friend—approaches him and attempts to seduce him. The woman stands up and walks to the dance-floor, telling Usher to "come get me" and "baby let's go", in sync with the song. Usher goes and dances with her during the chorus. In the beginning of the second verse, the laser scene with Usher dancing now shows both blue and green lasers.
Usher and the woman are still dancing, with the woman further attempting to seduce him. In the second chorus, Usher performs choreography in the club, backed up by several male dancers. Female dancers then come in, performing choreography along with Usher and the Ive Got A Wife - Frankie Yankovic And His Yanks - Frankie Yankovic And His Yanks Greatest Hits dancers.
After Lil Jon sprays champagne towards the camera in the laser scene, Ludacris performs his verse. He is dancing in both the club and laser scene, with the camera also alternating to female's dancing in sync in the club. In the final chorus, Usher again performs choreography in the club, with another scene in the latter setting this time showing a different seductress, portrayed by model Melyssa Ford, walking away telling him to follow her.
While following her, he is in a hallway, with the women then pulling Usher in a room, where they begin to romance. While Ludacris says his final verse, rapper Всё, Пока - Leningrad* - Вечный Огонь and P. Diddy 's former assistant, Fonzworth Bentleyboth make appearances with Bentley holding a violin. Lil Jon says his final verse, not present in the track version of "Yeah!
The video ends with Lil Jon repeating "rock away" and then "cut". It has also been in ads for Metro by T-Mobile. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. CD single digital download maxi single. Digital download  "Yeah! List of number-one singles of Australia List of number-one hits of Austria List of Ultratop 40 number-one singles of List of number-one songs of the s Denmark List of European number-one hits of List of number-one hits of France List of number-one hits of Germany List of number-one singles of Yeah - Presta* vs.
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