|Song by Justin Timberlake|
|Released||July 8th, 2003|
|Writer(s)||Justin Timberlake · Chad Hugo · Pharrell Williams|
|Producer(s)||Williams and Hugo|
Señorita is a song recorded by Justin Timberlake for his debut studio album, Justified. It was released on July 8th, 2003 by Jive Records as the fourth single from the album. The song was co-written by Timberlake, and The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The Neptunes also produced the album.
According to Timberlake, the song was influenced by Stevie Wonder. Musically "Señorita" is an R&B jazz up-tempo ballad, featuring an electric piano strut, cowbell in beat of the song, and a rhythm section. The song has been described as a Spanish "number" with a "Latin flavored" cut beat. In the track, Timberlake sings about a woman, whose attention he is trying to capture. "Señorita" received positive reviews from music critics, who commented on the track's general sound and lyrics.
The song peaked at number five on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart. It also appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 at number twenty-seven. Internationally, the single charted in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and European countries including Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The music video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the category for Best Male Video in 2004.