Soldier" is a song by American girl group Destiny's Child, featuring American rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne, from Destiny's Child's fourth studio album Destiny Fulfilled (2004). Columbia Records released "Soldier" as the second single from Destiny Fulfilled on December 7, 2004. The trio, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, co-wrote the song with Sean Garrett and Rich Harrison; the latter co-produced it with Knowles. A Southern hip hop mid-tempo song, it lyrically describes each member's favorite type of male love interest.
"Soldier" received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised its composition and the trio's vocal performances, but criticized the lyrical content. The song received a nomination in the category for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards and won a Best R&B/Soul Single by a Group, Band or Duo award at the 2005 Soul Train Music Awards. A commercial success, "Soldier" peaked within the top-five in six European countries and in Australia, further being certified Gold in the latter region. In the United States, it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Dance Club Songs chart, further receiving a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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