A black-and-white music video accompanied the single's release.It won several awards, including the Video of the Year at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.In the song, the female protagonist is in a club to celebrate her single status."Single Ladies" won three Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year, among other accolades.
It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more than 5 million paid digital downloads."Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" was written by Beyoncé, Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, and was produced by Nash and Stewart.Several notable artists have performed cover versions.Media usage has included placement in popular television shows.
Beyoncé has performed "Single Ladies" on television and during her concert tours.The song and particularly its music video have been widely parodied and imitated.