Ms. Jackson

OutKast song

"Ms. Jackson" is a song by American alternative hip hop duo Outkast. The song was released on October 24, 2000. It was the second single on their fourth studio album Stankonia. During an interview with Vibe, André 3000 said about creating the song: "'Ms. Jackson' was an acoustic guitar song that I was doing at home. Then I just converted it over into something people could understand a little bit more."[1]

"Ms. Jackson"
Song by Outkast
from the album Stankonia
B-side"Sole Sunday"
"Elevators (Me & You)"
ReleasedOctober 24, 2000 (2000-10-24)
GenreAlternative hip hop
Length4:30 (Album)
4:03 (Radio Edit)
LabelArista, RCA
Songwriter(s)André Benjamin, Antwan Patton, David Sheats, Richard Wagner, Shuggie Otis
Producer(s)Earthtone III
Outkast singles chronology
"Ms. Jackson"
"So Fresh, So Clean"

On the Billboard charts, "Ms. Jackson" peaked at #1 on Hot 100,[2] #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs,[3] and at #13 on the Mainstream Top 40 charts.[4]

The song won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 44th Grammy Awards.[5]


  1. Vibe Magazine, October 2003, p. 128
  2. "OutKast Album & Song Chart History (The Hot 100)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  3. "OutKast Album & Song Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2015-10-31. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  4. "OutKast Album & Song Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  5. "44th Annual Grammy Awards: Winners & Nominees". Grammy Awards. Retrieved August 30, 2023.

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