The Way I Are

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"The Way I Are"
Single by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
from the album Shock Value
Released July 3, 2007 (2007-07-03)
Format
Genre
Length 2:59 (album version)
3:19 (radio edit)
3:34 (music video)
Label
Writer(s)
Producer
  • Timbaland
Certification 3× Platinum (RIAA)
Keri Hilson singles chronology
"Help"
(2006)
"The Way I Are"
(2007)
"Energy"
(2008)
D.O.E. singles chronology
"The Way I Are"
(2007)
"New York"
(2007)

"The Way I Are" is a song by American recording artist Timbaland from his album, Shock Value. The song was released on July 3, 2007,[1] and features R&B singer Keri Hilson along with rapper D.O.E. The song topped the charts in countries like Australia, Canada, the UK, Norway, and Denmark,[2] while it reached the top three in the U.S. It managed to reach number one on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs airplay chart. It has been certified triple-platinum in the U.S. for sales and shipments of over three million copies.

At the end of 2007, the song ranked at number 18 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100.

Versions[change | change source]

There are three versions of the song.

  • Album version (2:59) – features Keri Hilson and D.O.E.
  • Radio edit (3:19) – features only Hilson
  • Music video (3:34) – features Hilson, D.O.E., and rapper Sebastian

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] Platinum 70,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^
Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[change | change source]

  1. "Timbaland vs. Nephew Featuring Keri Hilson - The Way I Are". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  2. Steffen Hung. "australian-charts.com - Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson - The Way I Are". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  3. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  4. "American Single certifications – Timbaland – The Way I Are". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  5. "British single certifications – Timbaland – The Way I Are". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Way I Are in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go