"Happy" is a song by American singer Ashanti, recorded for her self-titled debut album (2002). The song was released as the album's second single on May 21, 2002. It was written by Ashanti, Chink Santana, and Irv Gotti, with production overseen by Santana and Gotti. The song contains a sample of Gap Band's "Outstanding" (1982) as written by Raymond Calhoun. It reached number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Elsewhere, the single entered the top 10 in the Netherlands, while reaching the top 20 in Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The remix was produced by Chink Santana and features rapper Charli Baltimore and further integrates a sample of "Outstanding". It was later included on the Murder Inc. remix-compilation Irv Gotti Presents: The Remixes.more »
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