25 Women Who've Inspired Famous Pop Songs

Chilli of TLC

Song She Inspired: Usher - "Burn" (2004)
Highest Position on the Billboard Hot 100: 1

Usher's two-year relationship with Chilli was coming to an unpleasant end, with both of them frustrated by insurmountable differences. The concept for the song reportedly came from a conversation between producers Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox. Observing the relationship's flameout, they concluded that Usher should "let it burn."

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