Lisa Verrico of the daily British newspaper The Times described the song a "Latino-tinged collaboration ...Paul does a reggae rap in the middle, but it's when he chats while Beyoncé half raps that the pair have real chemistry".Internationally, "Baby Boy" performed just as well, peaking inside the top ten on most charts.The single debuted at number two in the United Kingdom, becoming the chart's highest debut and "Baby Boy"'s highest entry internationally."Baby Boy" was released as the second single from the debut studio album, Dangerously in Love.It was added to United States contemporary hit radios and rhythmic contemporary radios playlists on August 3, 2003.The original track is interrupted towards the end with an Arabic instrumental, designed for the music video.This section showcases Beyoncé vigorously dancing on the sand.
"Baby Boy" achieved success on Billboard crossover and mainstream radio charts, appearing on the Top 40 Tracks, Rhythmic Top 40 and Top 40 Mainstream, as well as on the Hot 100 Airplay, Hot Dance Airplay and Hot Dance Music/Club Play.The video begins with Paul sitting on a throne while toasting; Beyoncé is leaning against a wall and dancing.In the following scene, Beyoncé is seen on a bed tossing herself."Baby Boy" is a song by American singer-songwriter Beyoncé from her debut solo studio album, Dangerously in Love (2003).It features Jamaican singer Sean Paul and is also on his Grammy Award-winning album Dutty Rock, which was re-released in 2003.
The track led to a higher Billboard 200 chart placing for Dangerously in Love, and helped the album to attain multi-platinum certification in the US.