"Love in This Club" is a song by American R&B singer Usher nominated for 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. The song was released as the first single from his 2008 album, Here I Stand. It features rapper Young Jeezy, and was produced by Atlanta-based producer Polow da Don. This was also the opening performance for the 2008 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
Usher left the studio during one of his sessions for the album. Young Jeezy went in after Usher had gone. He heard the song and he wanted to contribute to it. Da Don was skeptical, but allowed Young Jeezy to make his verse. He played the new version to Usher, who loved the new version, allowing Young Jeezy's verse to stay.
Internationally, the single debuted at number twenty-seven on the Sweden Singles Top 60, number eleven on the Canadian Hot 100, number six on the United World Chart, number seven on the New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart, number forty-nine on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and number thirty-six on the Swiss Singles Top 100. So far, Love In This Club has peaked at number 8 on the Canadian Hot 100 and Sweden Top 60, number one in New Zealand as of the week ending May 10 2008. It debuted at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and in its fourth charting week, it reached number six. After falling down to number seven, it jumped back up the chart to number four upon it's physical release. On the week ending April 19, "Love In This Club" moved back into the Top 10 on the Canadian Hot 100, by making a 2-point jump from 12-10, and then the following week reached a new peak position of number six. In Australia, it has become a huge hit peaking at number eight, rising 13 spots from number 21. To date, this is Young Jeezy's biggest hit (his biggest hit as a solo artist would be Soul Survivor).
Usher was concerned with the premature public exposure of the song because "everything has to be set up on their end." He noted the necessity of its accompanying music video as soon as it would have released properly. However, the song received favorable responses from radio industries, similar to "Yeah!!"'s early reception. Eventually, the video was released on April 7, 2008. It features cameos by Keri Hilson (as Usher's love interest), Diddy, Rick Ross, One Chance, Robin Thicke, Nelly and Kanye West. It also has cameos from adult film stars Havana Ginger and Savannah Stern. Polow da Don, the producer of the track, also appears in the video as the DJ for the club. The music video contains an extended dance sequence which is not part of the album version of the song.
The music video starts with Usher waking up inside of an empty club. He calls out to see if anyone is there and a girl comes out. The music video is spent with Usher escaping the temptation of women while trying to escape from the club at the same time. At the end of the video, Usher finally escapes from the club but it is seen all burned down. It is a cliffhanger leading in to his next video, "Moving Mountains".
The video features a slightly remixed version of the song, compared to the radio edit, with added sound effects.
Some music channels have cut out the beginning scene where Usher first meets his love interest and the ending scene where he finds the club is destroyed, namely on the music channel Bubble Hits Ireland.
The official remix titled "Love in This Club, Part II" features American singer Beyoncé Knowles and rapper Lil Wayne, and is being serviced to urban stations. Due to strong airplay and digital downloads, "Love in This Club, Part II" has already peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was released on iTunes as a pre-order track. MSTRKRFT also produced an official remix of the track and have been using it in their live DJ sets.
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