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
ReleasedJuly 3, 2007 (2007-07-03)
Length2:59 (album version)
3:19 (radio edit)
3:34 (music video)
  • Timbaland
Keri Hilson singles chronology
D.O.E. singles chronology

"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 Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] Platinum 70,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] 3× Platinum 3,000,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Steffen Hung. " - Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson - The Way I Are". Retrieved 2017-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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 NO VALID type (album, single, or video) WAS PROVIDED for UNITED STATES CERTIFICATION., then click SEARCH. 
  5. "British single certifications – Timbaland – The Way I Are". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type The Way I Are in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.