Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Introduction
About the Song
|Artist||Beyoncé||Musician(s)||Beyoncé Knowles (vocals)|
|Album||I Am…Sasha Fierce|
|Writer(s)||Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles|
|Producer(s)||C. "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "TheDream" Nash, Beyoncé Knowles|
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It seems like Beyoncé is playing with the old stereotype that there are two kinds of women—the good girl and the bad girl, or the virgin and the whore. It's hard to be a "good girl" (think The Taming of the Shrew, or even Madame Bovary) so Beyoncé created Sasha Fierce to express her wilder side. But some would say this split is problematic for women, and should have been thrown out as soon as the women's movement came along. Is Beyoncé playing up this troublesome binary, or resisting it in her own super-glamorous way? Is the so-called female anthem of the new millennium actually the stuff of a Jane Austen novel?
On the Charts"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" has been immensely praised and awarded since its 2008 release, peaking at number one for two weeks on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and U.S. Hot Digital charts.
The song peaked at number one on Brazilian charts, reached number two in Canada and Turkey, and got top-forty ratings in over a dozen other countries.
"Single Ladies" was the Song of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards. The song received additional awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and I Am…Sasha Fierce was awarded Best Contemporary R&B Album. Beyoncé also won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal performance for "Halo," a single on the same album, bringing Beyoncé up to a record six Grammys in one night, more than any other woman in history.
The song was Rolling Stone's #1 Song of the Year for 2008.
The "Single Ladies" music video won three MTV awards in 2009—Video of the Year, Best Choreography, and Best Editing. The video was also the Video of the Year at the 2009 BET Awards.