Throwback Thursday: Donell Jones – ‘U Know What’s Up’


What a “feel good” classic!

Donell Jones is a R&B singer, songwriter and record producer. “U Know What’s Up” was the first single released from his platinum selling 1999 sophomore album, Where I Wanna Be. The song also features Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC.

It reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart on November 13, 1999, and stayed at No. 1 for eight consecutive weeks. It reached a peak of No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The video features Lisa Lopes, YoungBloodZ, T.I., Usher (Jones’ childhood friend) and Big Boi of OutKast, all of whom were (including Jones) part of the LaFace Record label.

Jones is often noted for having one of the sweetest vocal tones! Super producer Jermaine Dupri said that Jones created one of the greatest R&B albums of all time with Where I Wanna Be. Enjoy the video above!

1 Comment
  1. mreagan88 10 years ago

    This the JAM! #riplefteye

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