How Booty Luv Made Their Name
Before forming Booty Luv in 2006, Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepherd both belonged to the R&B group Big Brovaz. When Big Brovaz broke up, Shepherd and Roberts quickly returned to the music scene and found almost instant success with their debut single “Boogie 2 Nite”.
Written initially by Danny J Lewis for the American singer Tweet, Booty Luv’s cover of “Boogie 2 Nite” had a relatively smooth production process. With a hook sampled from the 70s disco track “Boogie Nights” by Heatwave, the song was fantastic and catchy, and everyone wanted to listen.
A Runaway Success
“Boogie 2 Nite” was an instant hit, reaching number two in the UK singles chart and staying in the top ten for several weeks. The song’s iconic hook and upbeat tempo made it an instant club classic, and it has since become a staple of dancefloors worldwide.
The track has also been remixed and sampled by other artists, including the Dutch DJ and producer Fedde Le Grand, who created a popular remix that became a hit in its own right. As if all that wasn’t enough, it’s also been used in several advertisements, films, and TV shows, further cementing its status as a dancefloor hit.
Booty Luv And The Legacy Of “Boogie 2 Nite”
Ultimately, the song’s success helped to establish Booty Luv as a real force in the dance music scene, and they went on to have quite the career. Between 2006 and 2012, they released several successful singles, including a cover of Lucy Pearl’s “Don’t Mess With My Man”, a handful of originals like “Some Kinda Rush” and “Say It,” and their final 2012 hit “Black Widow.”
Since 2012 the pair have continued to perform together but have not released any more music under the Booty Luv name. Instead, they’ve done many live shows under Booty Luv and as part of a reformed Big Brovaz.
Looking back on the single, it’s easy to see what made this a runaway success. It has precisely the kind of upbeat energy that characterizes so much of that era of dance music. Whether or not this would be a hit today is up for a little more debate, but as a nostalgic hit, it has everything you could want.
If you’re looking for a track you can dance to with your friends this summer that’ll take you straight back to 2006, then you’d better make sure to put “Boogie 2 Nite” on that playlist. You won’t regret it!