"Girlfriend" is a song by American singerâ€“songwriter Alicia Keys. It was written by Keys, Jermaine Dupri, and Joshua Thompson and produced by Dupri for her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001). The track released as the album's fourth and final single outside the United States, where it charted at number eighty-two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart due to moderate airplay. Although "Girlfriend" managed to outpeak previous single "How Come You Don't Call Me" in the United Kingdom and Australia, it failed to make impact elsewhere. The song's KrucialKeys Sista Girl Mix, which appears on the re-release Songs in A Minor: Remixed & Unplugged, is used in the video, directed by Patrick Hoelck, and was serviced to radio instead of its album version.