I'm a Flirt

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"I'm a Flirt"
Bow Wow - I'm a Flirt.jpg
Single by Bow Wow featuring R. Kelly
from the album The Price of Fame
ReleasedMarch 2, 2007 (U.S.)
Recorded2006
GenreHip hop
Length4:36
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Lil' Ronnie
Bow Wow singles chronology
"Outta My System"
(2007)
"I'm a Flirt"
(2007)
"Don't Know About That"
(2007)
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Go Getta"
(2007)
"I'm a Flirt"
(2007)
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007)
"I'm a Flirt (Remix)"
I'm a flirt.jpg
Single by R. Kelly featuring T.I. and T-Pain
from the album Double Up
ReleasedMarch 2, 2007 (U.S.)
Recorded2006
Genre
Length5:32 (album version)
5:09 (clean radio edit)
LabelJive Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Go Getta"
(2007)
"I'm a Flirt (Remix)"
(2007)
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007)
T-Pain singles chronology
"I'm 'n Luv (wit a Stripper)"
(2005)
"I'm a Flirt (Remix)"
(2007)
"Outta My System"
(2007)
T.I. singles chronology
"We Fly High (Remix)"
(2006)
"I'm a Flirt (Remix)"
(2007)
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007)

"I'm a Flirt" is a song by Bow Wow featuring R. Kelly. The song was scheduled to be the second single released from Bow Wow's fifth album The Price of Fame but the decision was changed to "Outta My System". Instead, it appears as a bonus track on the album. The remix of "I'm a Flirt" became the first single from R. Kelly's album Double Up and peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. This video was premiered on BET'S Access Granted on March 7, 2007.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Benny Boom.

Unique chart methodology[edit]

For the song's chart run in the United States, Billboard magazine listed both versions of the song at one position on its music charts, even though R. Kelly's version received more radio play and downloads. This was explained in Michael Paoletta's "Inside Track" column in the March 3, 2007, print edition of the magazine:[1]

Versions of the song have been recorded by both Bow Wow and R. Kelly. Bow Wow's version features Kelly, who co-penned the track, while Kelly's version features T.I. and T-Pain. Due to the similar characteristics of each song, the plays for both versions will be totalled under one chart listing. "I'm a Flirt" first appeared on Bow Wow's Columbia/Sony Music album 'The Price of Fame' as a bonus hidden track. iTunes shoppers, though, can purchase the track as a single, as Columbia has download rights—but not the singles rights to promote it to radio. Kelly's 2007 album 'Double Up' includes his version of the song.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2007)[2] Peak
position
Australian (ARIA) 59
Irish Singles Chart 37
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 20
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 55
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 78
UK Singles (OCC)[6] 18
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 12
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 2
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[10] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 49
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13]
Mastertone
Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paoletta, Mike (2007-03-03). "Inside Track". Billboard magazine. Chart Flirtations
  2. ^ Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Bow Wow
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – R. Kelly – I'm a Flirt". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – R. Kelly – I'm a Flirt" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "Swisscharts.com – R. Kelly – I'm a Flirt". Swiss Singles Chart.
  6. ^ "R Kelly ft TI & T-Pain: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – R. Kelly – I'm a Flirt". Recording Industry Association of America. June 11, 2008. Retrieved June 9, 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.