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"Miss Independent" is a Grammy Award winning song by American pop/R&B singer Ne-Yo. It is the second single from his album Year of the Gentleman and was produced by Stargate. It samples the song "Forget About Me" by Lil Bit. The song was written by Ne-Yo and co-written by Stargate. It was released as a music download on August 26, 2008 and physical release in September 2008.

Music video

The music video of "Miss Independent" was shot with director Chris Robinson on Monday, August 11, 2008 in Santa Monica, Californiamarker. It featured cameos from Keri Hilson, Gabrielle Union, Lauren London and Trey Songz. It begins with Ne-Yo as a corporate boss walking to his office through his employee's office. As he walks byvarious office workers (played by various singers) say hi to Ne-Yo which seems to ignore him as he is attracted to his co-worker. The video continues with Ne-Yo at a meeting getting interupted by his co-worker who apologizes to him in the end and asks him out for a date.

Chart performance

"Miss Independent" debuted at #98 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next week it made a big jump to #32. The following week it climbed to #27. It hit the top ten in its eighth week, climbing to #8, thus giving Ne-Yo his second consecutive top ten hit from the album. It has since climbed a spot to #7 on the Hot 100.

On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the song has been much more successful than the first single from the album, "Closer", reaching #1, giving Ne-Yo his first chart-topper as a performer (on that chart).

On August 31, 2008, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #39 on downloads alone and peaked at #6.The Australian Aria Singles Chart, saw Miss independent debut at number 56 on August 9, 2008 - September 9, 2008.


On Sunday, February 8, 2009 at the 51st Grammy Awards, Ne-Yo won two awards for "Miss Independent", Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.


Charts Peak

Australian Singles Chart 40
Canadian Hot 100 21
Dutch Top 40 9
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 33
French SNEP Singles Chart 16
Irish Singles Chart 9
Italian Singles Chart 12
Japan Hot 100 6
New Zealand Singles Chart 4
Romanian Singles Chart 5
Swedish Singles Chart 56
Turkey Top 20 Chart 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 3
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 11
UK Singles Chart 6
UK R&B Chart 1

Remix: "She Got Her Own" (Miss Independent Part 2)

The official remix entitled "She Got Her Own" (Miss Independent Part 2) by Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxxand features Fabolous. It is available as a bonus track in Japan and the pre-order of Year of the Gentleman in the UK iTunes Store. The song was also featured on Jamie Foxx's album, Intuition. It is confirmed to be the second single off Jamie Foxx's third album Intuition. It was released on December 14, 2008 as a single. It samples "My Baby Understands" by Donna Summer.

A music video has been shot for "She Got Her Own" and was released on September 22, 2008. It features cameo appearances by Estelle, Eve, Keyshia Cole, Jill Marie Jones,and Teyana Taylor. Ne-Yo performed this song also with Jamie Foxx & Fabolous at the 2009 BET Awards.


Chart (2008) Peak

U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2


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  5. European Hot 100 Singles - Miss Independent - Ne-Yo Billboard. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  6. Japan Hot 100 Singles - Miss Independent - Ne-Yo Billboard. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  7. Romanian Airplay Chart
  8. Turkey Top 20 Chart Retrieved on 2008-11-03
  9. The Billboard Hot 100 - Miss Independent - Ne-Yo Billboard. Accessed October 2, 2008.
  10. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Miss Independent - Ne-Yo Billboard. Accessed September 15, 2008.
  11. Rhythmic Top 40 - Miss Independent - Ne-Yo Billboard. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  12. Pop 100 - Miss Independent - Ne-Yo Billboard. Accessed October 2, 2008.
  13. Shamz (September 22, 2008). Video: Ne-Yo "She Got Her Own" feat. Jamie Foxx & Fabolous Okayplayer. Accessed: September 27, 2008.

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