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About "Maria Maria"

"Maria Maria" is a song by American rock band Santana featuring the Product G&B, included on Santana's 18th studio album, Supernatural (1999). The song was written by Wyclef Jean, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, and Raul Rekow while Jean and Duplessis produced it. The track samples the drum beat from "God Make Me Funky" by American jazz fusion band the Headhunters, and the melody riff was inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan song "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit". Interspersed with guitars and other strings, "Maria Maria" is driven by a hip hop beat. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, the song won for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, before it experienced commercial success.

"Maria Maria" was released on September 14, 1999, to American urban radio and was issued across the world throughout the following year. It reached number one in Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. In the US, it stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks and reached number one on two other Billboard listings. In 2009, it was named the 14th-most-successful song from 2000 to 2009 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. Nine years later, in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Hot 100 chart, Billboard compiled its list of the top songs since the inception of the chart in various categories; "Maria Maria" came in at number 122 on this ranking.

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