My Boo

Album: Confessions Limited Edition (2004)
Charted: 5 1


  • In this duet between Usher and Alicia Keys, they play a couple who have split up, but still have strong feelings for each other. Usher explains that they got together when they were very young, and now that she's with another man, it's tearing him up, but he'll always consider her his boo (special girl). Keys explains that she feels the same way, and that even though there is another man in her life, Usher will always be her boo.
  • This song brought the Boo back after a long absence. The term "boo" (derived from the French "beau," meaning beautiful), caught on in the mid-'90s, and in 1996 the one-hit-wonder Ghost Town DJ's went to #31 US with a different song called "My Boo." That same year, The Almighty RSO had a modest hit with "You Could Be My Boo," but that was the last of the charting Boo songs until this Usher/Alicia Keys collaboration.

    The connection between the 1996 "My Boo" and the 2004 song is Jermaine Dupri: he released the former on his So So Def label, and he produced the later.
  • Jermaine Dupri, Alicia Keys and Usher wrote this song with Manuel Seal and Adonis Shropshire. Seal, who often worked with Dupri, also co-wrote Usher's "You Make Me Wanna"; Shropshire's co-writes include "And I" for Ciara and "Last Chance" for Ginuwine.

Comments: 9

  • Courtney from Belleville, OnNickelback is lame, first of all. So is Hinder. Real rock are artists like Neil Young, The Tragically Hip, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Lynard Skynard, just to name a few. Drives me bananas to think that people think of Nickelback as "rock singers". Chad Kroeger needs to crawl under a rock and stay there.
  • Andrew from Evansville, InI love what John Mayer said about working with the rap industry, "It's not music out there right now. That's why, to me, hip-hop is where rock used to be." And he worked with Kanye, Jay-Z, and Nelly so you can't say he doesn't know wnaything about the industry. Rock is still out in full force and will never die...except I hope Lips of an Angel gets thrown away soooo freakin tired of it. It was good when it was not on the radio...and yes, it IS possible for the radio to ruin a good song/band.
  • Nikki from Sum Where In Tx, Txthere is no way rock is dead and hinders AWESOME!!!!
  • Kellyann from Bellefonte, PaYeah..this song is good. but umm yeah i love those other rock bands.especially Hinder!!
  • Randi from Hale, MoAJ, i am very happy to report that rock is still very much alive and has never needed to come back because it's always been here. Usher is not a rock singer; he's hip-hop. Rock singers are groups like Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Crossfade, Hinder ("Lips of an Angel" and "Get Stoned" are badass songs btw), and Nickelback, to name a few. And there are plenty of stations that play only rock and my advice to you is to find one. I'm sure you will be much happier when you do.
  • Iara from Santiago, Chilewere they engaged or something?? I don't know,i never knew it
  • Danielle from Richmond, KyThe way he dances in this video just sets the whole thing off its great~!
  • Leon from Waterbury, Ct"Rock is dead"? Uhm. Okay.
  • Aj from Cleveland, GaUsher and his music are one of the reasons why rock is dead and never coming back.
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