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The song broke the record for the most digital downloads sold in one week, and the record for the fastest selling digital single of all time, both previously held by Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl"."Gold Digger" sold over 1,000,000 downloads during its seven weeks of release.It was 2005's second-longest running number one on the Billboard Hot 100 behind "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey and is the joint sixth longest ever at ten weeks.At the 2006 Grammy Awards, "Gold Digger" was nominated for Record of the Year and won the award for Best Rap Solo Performance.Co-produced with Jon Brion, the song contains samples of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman".
Foxx is also present, lip-synching both his own parts and the Ray Charles vocal sample. "Gold Digger" won the BET Award for Video of the Year at the 2006 BET Awards and received nominations for both Best Male Video and Best Hip Hop Video, at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards but did not win either of these awards.The song lists at number 60 on Billboard magazine's All Time Top 100 and at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.Upon its release, many surmised that West conceived "Gold Digger" after watching Jamie Foxx's Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray.For years, it has almost always played out like this: A woman accuses a famous man of harassment, and that famous man calls her a liar.The media reports it, expensive lawyers rush in to also call the woman a liar and maybe a These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gold digger.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.