Music video by Destiny's Child featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne performing Soldier.
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"Soldier" is a song by American recording group Destiny's Child. It features American rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne who co-wrote the song along with group members Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams as well as Sean Garrett and Rich Harrison. Columbia Records released "Soldier" as the second single from Destiny's Child's fourth studio album Destiny Fulfilled (2004) on December 7, 2004. A Southern hip hop mid-tempo song, it lyrically describes each members' favorite type of male love interest.
The song received a nomination in the category for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards and won a Best R&B/Soul Single by a Group, Band or Duo award at the 2005 Soul Train Music Awards. A commercial success, "Soldier" peaked within the top five in six European countries and in Australasia further being certified gold in the countries in the latter region. In the US, it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot Dance Club Songs further receiving a gold certification.
The black-and-white music video directed by Ray Kay featured cameo appearances by several rappers and singers. It was nominated at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards under the category of Best Group Video.
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