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Antia Clement McCloud
Class of 1987
U Remind Me
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"U Remind Me"
Single by Usher
from the album 8701
B-side "I Don't Know"
Released June 19, 2001
Format Cassette single, CD single, 12" single
Genre R&B, pop
Writer(s) Anita McCloud & Edmund "Butler" Clement
Producer Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Usher singles chronology
"Pop Ya Collar"
(2001) "U Remind Me"
(2001) "U Got It Bad"
"U Remind Me" is a 2001 single from Usher's 2001 album 8701. It was the first US single from the album (as "Pop Ya Collar" was only included in some editions of 8701). The single topped the United States Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart on July 7, 2001 and reaching the top five in the United Kingdom and Australia.
The song is about a man who meets a woman who seems like a nice catch, but he decides not to enter a relationship with her because she looks too much like an ex-girlfriend with whom he had a bad breakup. The video features Chilli of TLC.
The song won Usher his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2002.
There was a remix featuring Blu Cantrell and Method Man and the backbeat features a sample of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five hit song, "The Message" from 1982.
2 Critical reception
3 Music video
4 Track listings
6 See also
8 External links
"U Remind Me"
A sample of the song, featuring its unusual chord progression
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"U Remind Me" is a pop song  written in the key of G♭ major, and is set in common time with a moderate tempo of 92 beats per minute. The song follows the chord progression of E♭m7-A♭m7-B♭m7, and the piano ranges from the low note of E♭2 to the high note of A♭5, while Usher's vocal range stretches from B♭2 to A♭5.
The song's lyrics are based on meeting a woman who reminds Usher of an ex-girlfriend, and therefore cannot date her.
James Poletti of Yahoo! Music noted the song as the best track on 8701, dubbing it the 2001 version of Craig David's "Fill Me In". Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine also chose it as a highlight from the album. In 2010, Boonsri Dickinson of AOL Radio ranked "U Remind Me" as Usher's ninth-best song.
"U Remind Me" gained Usher his first Grammy Award, winning the category of Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 44th annual ceremony. Other nominees for the award were Case's "Missing You", Maxwell's "Lifetime", Brian McKnight's "Love of My Life" and Musiq Soulchild's "Love".
The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Dave Meyers. Chilli of TLC makes a cameo appearance in the video.
Cassette and US and Europe CD
"U Remind Me" (radio edit)
"U Remind Me" (instrumental)
"I Don't Know" (featuring P Diddy)
"U Remind Me"
"I Don't Know" (featuring P. Diddy)
"U Remind Me" (music video)
"U Remind Me" (Illicit Club Mix)
"U Remind Me" (Illicit Acappella)
"U Remind Me" (Pete & Vincent's Club Mix)
"U Remind Me" (Pete & Vincent's Dub Mix)
Australia (ARIA) 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 16
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) 3
Denmark (Tracklisten) 6
France (SNEP) 3
Germany (Media Control AG) 21
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) 4
New Zealand (RIANZ) 3
Norway (VG-lista) 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 12
Switzerland (Media Control AG) 22
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 3
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 1
US Pop Songs (Billboard) 6
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