Monday, October 10, 2011
CHECK ON IT ~ BEYONCE
"Check on It" is a song performed by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles, featuring American rapper Slim Thug. The song was supposed to be featured on the soundtrack album for 2006 film The Pink Panther, in which Knowles co-stars. As it was ultimately not included on its soundtrack album, the song with additional vocals from Slim Thug was featured as a new track on the 2005 Destiny's Child's greatest hits album #1's. "Check on It" derives genres from R&B as well as hip hop and lyrically, the song takes place in a club, where Knowles is letting the male patrons know that they are welcome to come and look at her sexually attractive body when she is dancing. "Check on It" was not originally lined up for an official release as a single from the album #1's. However, it received heavy rotation from US radio stations, following the release of the first single, "Stand Up for Love" (2005), which performed poorly on the charts in the US. The music video for the song was directed by Hype Williams, and was premiered on December 16, 2005. It was shot in pink to brand the relationship with The Pink Panther. "Check on It" won the Best R&B Video at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, and was also nominated in the award category for Video of the Year at the 2006 BET Awards. Although Knowles did not perform the song in any televised appearances, the song was a part of her set list on The Beyoncé Experience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and I Am... Tour.