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Saturday, January 29, 2011


"I'll Be Missing You" is a Grammy Award-winning song and hit single recorded byPuff DaddyFaith Evans and 112, in memory of fellow Bad Boy Records artistNotorious B.I.G. who was murdered on March 9, 1997. Released as the second single from Puff Daddy and the Family's No Way Out album, "I'll Be Missing You" sampledthe melody and some of the lyrics of The Police's "Every Breath You Take" from 1983.
The song was listed at #84 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song, a rap ballad, had already been completed before permission was granted to use the sample from the 1983 song. As well as these artists, Sting (vocalist from The Police) joined in at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. Sting owns 100% of the publishing royalties.[2] The single however was not written by Puff Daddy but by Todd "Sauce Money" Gaither, a rapper from the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn who received aGrammy for his efforts in 1996. As well as using the melody and arrangement of "Every Breath You take" the single also borrows the melody from the well-known American spiritual "I'll Fly Away."
There are several different versions of this song. One being an extended version (choir at beginning), another without the choir and an instrumental version. In the extended version of the song the choir is heard singing in the beginning of "Adagio for Strings" bySamuel Barber.
A slightly altered version of the song was performed by Diddy at the Concert for Dianain Wembley, United Kingdom.
"I'll Be Missing You" topped many charts across the world. It reached number one in the United StatesUnited KingdomAustraliaCanadaGermanyItalyNetherlands, and New Zealand. This song is one of the few to debut at #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100, and the only rap song to do so until Eminem's "Not Afraid" debuted at the top spot 13 years later in 2010. The song spent a record breaking 11 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100, making it the longest running #1 hip-hop song in history until Eminem's "Lose Yourself" spent 12 weeks at #1 in 2002.
The song re-entered the UK Singles Chart at #32 on July 8, 2007, ten years after it had its full physical release and 10 years after it was #1.
Blender magazine ranked the song at #25 on its list of the "50 Worst Songs Ever", calling it "a nauseating brew of gloopy sentimentality and strategic-marketing mawkishness."


"Missing You" is a 1984 song by recording artist Diana Ross. Derived from her albumSwept Away, the song was written and produced by Lionel Richie as a tribute to Marvin Gaye, who died earlier that year. Ross and Gaye had both been artists at Motown from the early 1960s to the early 1980s, and had also recorded a duets album together called Diana & Marvin (1973).
The music video, directed by Dominic Orlando, was filmed on location at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. The video includes tribute clips of former Supremes singer Florence Ballard and also of Paul Williams of The Temptations, both Motown artists who had died in the 1970s.
The song was built during conversations about Gaye shared by Ross and Richie, who came up with a song shortly after the conversations. Released in late 1984, the song became one of Ross' last major hits on the US pop singles chart, peaking at number ten in March 1985. It was also her last song to reach number one on the R&B singles chart.


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