Empire State of Mind

2009 single by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

"Empire State of Mind" is a song by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. It was released as the third single from Jay-Z's 11th music album The Blueprint 3 (2009). The song is about New York City, and has a music sample of "Love on a Two-Way Street" (1970) by The Moments. The title of the song takes its name from Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" (1976).

"Empire State of Mind"
Song by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys
from the album The Blueprint 3
ReleasedOctober 20, 2009 (single)
Recorded2009; Roc The Mic Studios, Oven Studios
(New York City, New York)
GenreHip hop, R&B
LabelRoc Nation, Atlantic
Songwriter(s)A. Hunte, A. Keys, A. Shuckburgh, B. Keyes, J. Sewell, S. Carter, S. Robinson
Producer(s)Al Shux
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Run This Town"
"Empire State of Mind"
"On to the Next One"
Alicia Keys singles chronology
"Another Way to Die"
"Empire State of Mind"
"Doesn't Mean Anything"


Chart (2009) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 4
Austrian Singles Chart 13
Belgium Singles Chart (Flanders) 4
Belgium Singles Chart (Wallonia) 4
Brazil Hot 100 Airplay[1] 17
Canadian Hot 100[2] 3
Danish Singles Chart 2
Dutch Top 40 2
Finnish Singles Chart 9
French Digital Singles Chart[3] 3
French Singles Chart 8
German Singles Chart [4] 13
Italian Singles Chart 3
Irish Singles Chart[5] 2
New Zealand Singles Chart 6
Norwegian Singles Chart 5
Portuguese Singles Chart 1
Spanish Singles Chart 27
Swedish Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 4
UK Singles Chart[6] 2
UK R&B Singles Chart[7] 2
Scottish Singles Charts[8] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 1
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[9] 1
U.S. Rap Songs[9] 1


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  2. "Week of December 12, 2009". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on August 22, 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
  3. ""Tops : Christophe Maé est de retour côté singles et les Black Eyed Peas en tête des albums"". Chartsinfrance. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
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  5. "Irish Singles Top 50 Issue Date: Thursday September 24, 2009". Irish Recorded Music Association. acharts.us. Retrieved 2010-05-04.
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  7. "Radio 1 - Chart Show — RnB Singles". BBC. BBC Online.
  8. Official Singles Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Pietroluongo, Silvio (2009-11-18). "Jay-Z Jumps To No. 1 On The Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-27.