Check On It

Album: #1's (2005)
Charted: 3 1
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Songfacts®:

  • This song takes place in a club, where Beyoncé is letting the male patrons know that they are welcome to come and look at her bootylicious body when she is dancing.
  • Houston rapper Slim Thug does the male vocals and helped produce the track.
  • This was billed as a Beyoncé solo single, but it also appears on the Destiny's Child's hits album #1's. Beyoncé's Destiny's Child band mates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland shared in production duties.
  • This was used in the movie The Pink Panther, which Beyoncé starred in.
  • This video directed by Hype Williams won best R&B Video at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. on MTV's Making Of The Video, Beyoncé said: "The song is so fun, it makes you feel like a child again and we wanted to put some of that in the choreography and the feel of the video. It's all about checking on yourself and making sure you're moving tight and your man admiring how you move. It's simple." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England
  • The first single from Destiny's Child's album #1's was "Stand Up For Love," which became their first singe not to chart in the US. This was the second single from the album, and it fared much better. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 1

  • Clare from Rugby, Englandgreat tune, beyonce really got her career back on track and she really got the message through all in all brilliant!
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