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Can You Match The Phone To The R&B Video?

Seriously. Can you?

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  1. Whose metallic nail varnish matched their phone so perfectly?

    YouTube / Island Def Jam
    Nelly Furtado – "Promiscuous"
    Pussycat Dolls – "Buttons"
    Beyoncé – "Ring The Alarm"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Promiscuous"

    One of Nelly Furtado's biggest hits, back in 2006, plus a video featuring one of Nokia's greatest hits.

  2. Who was receiving this call from Carlos?

    YouTube / Arista / J Records
    Keyshia Cole – "I Remember"
    Alicia Keys – "No One"
    Jennifer Hudson – "Spotlight"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Spotlight"

    Jennifer Hudson's 2008 UK top 20 song about a dude who needs to step off a bit.

  3. Who was being called from a private number?

    YouTube / Island Def Jam
    Akon ft. Eminem – "Smack That"
    Ne-Yo – "Because Of You"
    Pretty Ricky – "On The Hotline"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Because Of You"

    Ne-Yo was memorably "stuck between a fantasy and what is real" on this 2007 track.

  4. Whose perfectly manicured hand was using this snazzy model?

    YouTube / WMG / Atlantic Records
    Cassie – "Long Way 2 Go"
    Rihanna – "Unfaithful"
    Mariah Carey – "Don't Forget About Us"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Long Way 2 Go"

    Back in 2006, Cassie used only the finest phone to take a quick shot of her friends outside the club.

  5. Who was using this boxy bad boy?

    YouTube / Island Def Jam
    Rihanna – "SOS"
    The Pussycat Dolls – "Stickwitu"
    Kelis – "Bossy"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "SOS"

    This "Tainted Love"-sampling track came from Rihanna's second album. The video's still pretty ~flame emoji~

  6. Who should've read the manual before using this phone in a video?

    YouTube / Geffen
    Ne-Yo – "So Sick"
    Mary J. Blige – "Be Without You"
    The Black Eyed Peas – "My Humps"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Be Without You"

    Truly, there was no finer pop culture moment than 2006 for the Nokia 7373, and Mary J. Blige knew it too.

  7. Who's confidently sliding up their phone to make a call here?

    YouTube / LaFace
    Robin Thicke – "Lost Without U"
    Rihanna – "Shut Up and Drive"
    Ciara – "Can't Leave 'Em Alone"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Can't Leave 'Em Alone"

    Shoutout to this Sony special. (50 Cent also used his phone in this 2007 video, but for only a second.)

  8. Who was using this Nokia Communicator 9210 to handle some personal business?

    YouTube / Universal Motown / Columbia
    Usher – "U Don't Have To Call"
    Nelly – "Dilemma" ft. Kelly Rowland
    Ashanti – "Happy"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Dilemma"

    BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT. This was all the way from 2002, years before an iPhone. Don't hate: Kelly was ahead of the curve.

  9. Whose phone could LL be lighting up?

    YouTube / Sony / BMG
    Jennifer Lopez – "Control Myself"
    Jennifer Lopez – "All I Have"
    LL Cool J – "Paradise" ft. Amerie
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "All I Have"

    "Pride is what you had, baby girl/I'm what you have," croons LL. But J-Lo also has this sweet little flip phone.

  10. Yes, it's clearly a Rihanna video – but *which one*?

    YouTube / Island Def Jam
    Rihanna – "Take A Bow"
    Rihanna – "Hate That I Love You"
    Rihanna – "Rehab"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Take A Bow"

    Only a BlackBerry would do to set a fiery appointment for a cheating ex-lover back in 2008.

  11. Whose red nail varnish is popping next to this big old screen?

    YouTube / Bad Boy / Atlantic / Wondaland
    Alicia Keys – "Girl On Fire"
    Emeli Sandé – "Next To Me"
    Janelle Monáe – "Electric Lady"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Electric Lady"

    Q: How do you make a product placement look cool? A: A dope squad led by Ms Monáe.

  12. Who's just got this text from "The Team"?

    YouTube / RCA
    Rihanna – "We Found Love"
    Elle Varner – "Refill"
    Cher Lloyd – "Want U Back"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Refill"

    The video for Elle Varner's Grammy-nominated track saw her as a high school cheerleader having a wild night in New York. Fresh manicure, too.

  13. This was a phone du jour back in 2006. Who's using it?

    YouTube / NextSelection / Bad Boy / Atlantic
    Danity Kane – "Bad Girl"
    Cassie – "Me & U"
    P Diddy – "I Need A Girl" ft. Usher and Loon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is: "Me & U"

    This is the video where Cassie dances in a studio and kisses the mirror. Precious memories.

Can You Match The Phone To The R&B Video?

PICK UP THE PHONE, YOUTUBE IS ON THE LINE. You need to pay better attention to these cultural artefacts!

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The bedazzled T-Mobile Sidekick didn't die for this. You have to do better, buddy. Apply 10cc of R&B, stat.

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Your R&B knowledge is... fine, I guess. Still, make a YouTube playlist and get to work.

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Oh, you fancy, huh? Welcome to the R&B high table. Cassie will take your order. The after-party starts at 2am.

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