Wednesday, October 19, 2011
SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) ~ BEYONCE
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" is a song by American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles. Single Ladies" is a dance-pop and R&B song with dancehall and bounce influences, and makes lyrical references to marriage. "Single Ladies" received critical acclaim for its smooth production; some critics noted its aural similarities to Knowles' 2007 single "Get Me Bodied". The song was named one of the best singles of 2008 by several media outlets, including Rolling Stone, MTV News and Time magazine. "Single Ladies" has won numerous awards, including Song of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards. "Single Ladies" became a commercial success in the United States, as it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold over 4.7 million digital downloads. It was successful internationally; "Single Ladies" reached the top ten on the singles charts of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom, and achieved multi-platinum certifications in many of these countries. As of November 2009, "Single Ladies" had sold over 6.1 million copies worldwide. The video won several awards, including Video of the Year at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The song was promoted by Knowles with live performances on televised shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, at awards ceremonies, and on her worldwide I Am... Tour. "Single Ladies" has been covered by Katy Perry and numerous others, and it has been used in various television shows and other media.