"Listen" is a 2006 R&B, soul song recorded by American singer Beyoncé Knowles. The song was written by Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, and Knowles, and produced by The Underdogs Matt Sullivan and Randy Spendlove for the soundtrack to the 2006 musical film Dreamgirls. "Listen" is one of four compositions written specifically for the Dreamgirls film. In the film, Knowles' character Deena Jones sings the song to assert independence over her controlling husband. The track was released as the lead single from film's soundtrack album on December 5, 2006 in the United States, appeared as a hidden track on international editions of Knowles' second solo studio album, B'Day, and also appeared on the Deluxe Edition of Knowles' second LP. The Spanish version of the song "Oye" was released on the EP Irreemplazable and on the second disc of the Spanish Deluxe Edition release of B'Day. "Listen" was a critical success, and it won Best Original Song at the 2007 Annual Critics' Choice Awards. It was also nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Song.