Tilt Ya Head Back

Infobox Single
Name = Tilt Ya Head Back

Artist = Nelly featuring Christina Aguilera
from Album = Sweat
B-side =
Released = November 15 2004
Format = Airplay only
Recorded =
Genre = Hip hop, R&B, funk
Length = 4:13
Label = Universal
Writer = Nelly, Dorian Moore, Tegemold Newton, Curtis Mayfield
Producer = Doe Mo' Beats
Certification =
Chronology = Nelly singles
Last single = "My Place"
This single = "Tilt Ya Head Back"
Next single = "Over and Over"
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = Christina Aguilera singles
Type = singles
Last single = "Car Wash"
This single = "Tilt Ya Head Back"
Next single = "A Song for You"

"Tilt Ya Head Back" is a single by rapper Nelly which features pop singer Christina Aguilera, released in 2004, from Nelly's album "Sweat".

ong information

The song "Tilt Ya Head Back" was originally meant for Nelly and Britney Spears, but Spears Record label "Jive" thought that the song was too urban for the kind of sound she (Spears) was going for at the time. "Tilt Ya Head Back" was written by Nelly, Dorian Moore, Tegemold Newton and Curtis Mayfield. It was produced by Doe Mo' Beats for Mo' Beats/Derrty Ent. The song contains samples of the song "Superfly" by Curtis Mayfield. The music video was directed by Little X.

Chart success

At first, the song was expected to be a big hit for both Nelly and Aguilera, as it tested well at Pop, Urban, and Rhythmic formats. Nelly and Christina would hype up the release of the song by performing it at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards (the only time the song was performed live by both artists). However, It was later revealed that Nelly's label was insecure about this record, as they felt that Aguilera overshadowed Nelly on his own record and therefore was not given a big push or any other promotion by the record label. The video for the song had already been shot before Nelly's label decided to switch their promotion over to another Nelly song that had been getting major attention, "Over and Over" a duet with Tim McGraw from his "Suit" album. That track began receiving large amounts of airplay and would overshadow the release of "Tilt Ya Head Back".

Despite the song only peaking at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States it still managed to sell over 500,000 digital downloads being certified gold.It also became a top five hit in the United Kingdom and Australia.


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