Make It Hot (Nicole Wray song)

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"Make It Hot"
Single by Nicole featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Mocha
from the album Make It Hot
ReleasedJune 2, 1998
Recorded1997; Manhattan Center Studios
(New York City, New York)
Nicole Wray singles chronology
"Make It Hot"
"I Can't See"
Missy "Misdeameanor" Elliott singles chronology
"Hit Em wit da Hee"
"Make It Hot"
"5 Minutes"
Mocha singles chronology
"Hit Em wit da Hee"
"Make It Hot"
"I Can't See"

"Make It Hot" is the first single from Nicole's debut album of the same name. The single was released June 2, 1998. The single was written by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Tim Mosley, and A. Richards, and was produced by Timbaland. The song features Mocha and Missy Elliott and uncredited lead and background vocals from Keli Nicole Price.

Music video[]

The official music video for the song was directed by Christopher Erskin.[1] It takes place in a movie theater. It starts with Missy Elliott's voice coming first, then leads into Mocha's rap verse with Nicole standing beside her. Later, in another room, Nicole and her dancers are dancing to the music while Nicole is singing. Cameo appearances are made by Aaliyah, Playa, Ginuwine, Timbaland and Magoo. The video finishes with them singing the rest of the song and Nicole's dancers.

Chart performance[]

"Make It Hot" reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks,[3] #5 on the Top 40 Mainstream,[4] #6 on the Rhythmic Top 40,[5] and #40 on the Top 40 Tracks.[6] The song also hit #22 on the UK charts.

Weekly charts[]

Chart (1998) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2
UK Singles Chart 22

Year-end charts[]

Chart (1998) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 41


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 700,000[8]

Track listing[]

  1. Radio Version (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Mocha) - 4:05
  2. Instrumental - 4:28
  3. Acapella (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Mocha) - 3:48


  1. ^ "Nicole [2] - "Make it hot"". (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Make It Hot hits #5 on Billboards 100
  3. ^ Make It Hot hits #2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
  4. ^ Make It Hot becomes #5 on 40 Mainstream
  5. ^ Make It Hot reaches #6 on Rhythmic Top 40
  6. ^ Make It Hot makes #40 on the Top 40 Tracks
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Archived from the original on 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  8. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Nicole – Make It Hot". Recording Industry Association of America.
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