Supernova (Mr Hudson song)

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Single by Mr Hudson featuring Kanye West
from the album Straight No Chaser
  • 20 July 2009 (UK)
  • 11 September 2009 (Italy radio)
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"Supernova" is a song by British singer Mr Hudson, featuring American rapper Kanye West. "Supernova" was premiered on 13 May 2009, on Zane Lowe BBC Radio Show and then released through Mr Hudson's and Kanye West's blogs.[1] The song was later remixed by Calvin Harris in a more electronic fashion. After being officially released as a single on 19 July 2009, it promptly debuted high on European charts.


"Supernova" was released to iTunes on 19 July 2009 after being able to pre-order throughout the previous week.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

On the Irish Singles Chart, "Supernova" debuted in the top ten, entering at number seven on the issue date of 23 July 2009. The song was the highest debut on the chart for that week. The following week it rose to number four; and it peaked at number two.[3] It performed even better in Hudson's native United Kingdom, where it debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart on 26 July 2009 (for the week ending date 1 August 2009) [4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Supernova" was shot in both London and Los Angeles, California. It was directed by French duo Jonas & François and released on 30 June 2009. It follows Mr Hudson and Kanye West in their pursuit of women, with R&B singer Estelle making a cameo appearance in the video as one of the love interests. Juxtaposed with these images is a sequence of an actual supernova, as well as a flashing light suit, featured prominently during the song's chorus.

Track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "Supernova" – 3:16

UK single

  1. "Supernova" – 3:13
  2. "Supernova" (Calvin Harris Remix) – 5:41


Chart (2009) Peak
Irish Singles Chart[3] 2
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[5] 9
German Singles Chart[6] 47
UK Singles Chart[4][7] 2
UK R&B Chart[8] 2
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 12


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 400,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[10] 38


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  2. ^ "Supernova – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Ireland Singles Top 50". The Irish Charts. α Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  4. ^ a b "The Official UK Singles Chart : 26.07.2009". The Official Charts Company. MMIX. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Mr Hudson Music News & Info". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 30 July 2009.
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  7. ^ [1] Official Charts Company]
  8. ^ "Top 40 RnB Singles: 26.07.2009". The Official Charts Company. BBC Radio 1. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  9. ^ "British single certifications – Mr Hudson – Supernova". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Supernova in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 19 July 2010.

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