"Bootylicious" is a song by American R&B group Destiny's Child. It was written and produced by Rob Fusari, Melissa Hinz, and group member Beyoncé Knowles for the band's third studio album Survivor (2001). The song contains a prominent sample from Stevie Nicks's 1981 single "Edge of Seventeen".
The track was released as the album's second single from the album in 2001 and became the band's fourth U.S. number-one single. It also reached the top five in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Although the term "bootylicious" was first used in song by rapper Snoop Dogg in 1992, the popularity of this track caused the slang word to become widespread and it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (defined as "(of a woman) sexually attractive") in 2004.
The music video for "Bootylicious", directed by Matthew Rolston, showed Destiny's Child performing dance steps from Michael Jackson's famous "Billie Jean" performance from the special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. During the video, moves from several other Michael Jackson videos can be seen such as parts of the choreography from "Thriller", "Beat It", "Bad", and "The Way You Make Me Feel". Dance moves that were used by Jackson during live performances of "They Don't Care About Us" can be seen as well.
As the group is dancing, the members appear in several different costumes. These scenes are interloped with the group dancing in front of a dance troupe made of all boys. Stevie Nicks makes an appearance in the beginning of the song's video. Solange Knowles, Beyoncé's sister, also makes a brief cameo in the video.
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