The Way I Are

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"The Way I Are"
Song by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson
from the album Shock Value
ReleasedJuly 3, 2007 (2007-07-03)
Genre
Length2:59 (album version)
3:19 (radio edit)
3:34 (music video)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Timbaland
Timbaland singles chronology
"Give It to Me"
(2007)
"The Way I Are"
(2007)
"Apologize"
(2007)
Keri Hilson singles chronology
"Help"
(2006)
"The Way I Are"
(2007)
"Energy"
(2008)

"The Way I Are" is a song by American record producer Timbaland from his second album, Shock Value. The song was released on July 3, 2007.[1] It features R&B singer Keri Hilson. 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.

Track listings[change | change source]

UK CD single[3]

  1. "The Way I Are" (featuring D.O.E., Keri Hilson and Sebastian) – 3:34
  2. "The Way I Are" (Timbaland vs. Nephew) (featuring D.O.E. and Keri Hilson) – 3:50

European enhanced maxi-single[4]

  1. "The Way I Are" (radio edit) (featuring Keri Hilson) – 3:19
  2. "Give It to Me" (Laugh at 'em) Remix (featuring Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z) – 3:20
  3. "The Way I Are" (Timbaland vs. Nephew) (featuring D.O.E. and Keri Hilson) – 3:50
  4. "The Way I Are" (video)

French CD single[5]

  1. "The Way I Are" (French version) (featuring Tyssem) – 3:23
  2. "The Way I Are" (radio edit) (featuring Keri Hilson) – 3:19

Steve Aoki Pimpin Remix[6]

  1. "The Way I Are (Steve Aoki Pimpin Remix) – 4:11


Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] Platinum 70,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 3× Platinum 3,000,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] 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.
  2. Steffen Hung. "australian-charts.com - Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson - The Way I Are". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  3. The Way I Are (UK CD single liner notes). Timbaland. Mosley Music Group, Blackground Records, Interscope Records. 2007. 1742316.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. The Way I Are (European enhanced maxi-single liner notes). Timbaland. Mosley Music Group, Blackground Records, Interscope Records. 2007. 0602517418783.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. The Way I Are (French CD single liner notes). Timbaland. Blackground Records, Interscope Records. 2007. 6 02517 44327 3.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. "The Way I Are (Steve Aoki Pimpin Remix) [feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.] – Single". Apple Music. January 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  7. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  8. "American Single certifications – Timbaland – The Way I Are". Recording Industry Association of America.
  9. "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.

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