Are You That Somebody

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About Are You That Somebody

"Are You That Somebody?" is a Grammy nominated single performed by American singer Aaliyah, recorded for the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack. The song was written and composed by Static Major, who also sang backing vocals, and Timbaland, who, in addition to writing the song, produced and performed a guest rap for it. The song was sent to U. S. pop radio stations on September 29, 1998 (see 1998 in music). The song samples the sound of a baby cooing from producer Jac Holzman's 1964 track "Happy Baby" from Authentic Sound Effects Volume 8 (later used in Perrey and Kingsley's 1966 hit "Countdown at 6" off The In Sound from Way Out!) and also samples The Meters' 1974 single "People Say". "Are You That Somebody?" was a commercial success, reaching number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 11 in the United Kingdom, number three in the Netherlands and number one in New Zealand. The song was listed 387th on The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born, a list of songs compiled by Blender magazine. Rolling Stone ranked the song at number 24 on its "50 Best songs of the nineties list". It was also ranked 18th on Spin magazine's Top 20 Singles of the 1990s, and 5th on The Village Voice's 1998 Pazz & Jop critics' poll. Pitchfork Media included the song at number 8 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s. Slant Magazine ranked the song at number 19 on their 100 best singles of the 1990s list. This song earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. 


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