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Birthday Sex Song Jeremih

Birthday Sex Song Jeremih

"Birthday Sex" is the debut single by American singer Jeremih, released in 2009. The song was written by Jeremih, Elliot Prince, and Keith James and produced by Mick Schultz. It is the lead single from his self-titled debut studio album, Jeremih. The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song has been certified 5 Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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Background and Inspiration

Jeremih wrote and recorded "Birthday Sex" in September 2008, initially calling it "Birthday Text" but later revising the name. He said that he based the song on his own birthday experience and that he thought that "someone would've written a song like that alreadyone that caters to females on their day". He also said that he wanted to make a song that was "sexy, but not too vulgar or obscene".

Jeremih credited deejay Bam of Chicago's Power 92 for selecting "Birthday Sex" for radio play. He said that Bam was the first one to play the song on air and that he helped him get a deal with Def Jam Recordings. Jeremih also said that he was surprised by the song's success and that he did not expect it to become a hit.

Music Video

The music video for "Birthday Sex" was filmed in Los Angeles, California, and was directed by Paul Hunter. In the video, Jeremih is shown with his love interest, Brazilian model Alessandra Cardoso, with a Handycam to capture their intimate moments. He proceeds to feed her fruit and desserts while she is blindfolded. The music video managed to appear at number three on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Critical Reception and Awards

"Birthday Sex" has received generally favorable reviews from critics. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times called it a "fantastic single", while comparing it to songs by R. Kelly, as it "clips his lines short like a rapper and writes bedroom songs that verge on parody". Amos Barshad of New York magazine dubbed the song a "summer jam". Sean Ross of Edison Media Research said that the title of the song generated its success and that it appealed to both men and women.

"Birthday Sex" was nominated for Best R&B Song at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010, but lost to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". The song also won Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist at the 2009 Soul Train Music Awards.

Remixes and Covers

The official remix of "Birthday Sex", titled "Birthday Sex (iSouth Remix)", features Pitbull, Trey Songz, Teairra Mari, Stat Quo, and Ludacris. The track was arranged by the record production duo iSouth Entertainment consisting of JB and Drunk D.

Several artists have covered or sampled "Birthday Sex", such as Fabolous, Twista, Lil Wayne, Drake, Kid Cudi, Red Cafe, Rico Love, Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, Nina Sky, R. Kelly, Trey Songz, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Brooke Hogan, Pretty Ricky, The-Dream, Ginuwine, Mario, Usher, Chris Brown, Tyga, Wale, T-Pain, Plies, Pleasure P, Yung Berg, Ray J, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj.


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