It’s SATURDAY! So you know we got to SLING IT BACK, right? ON THIS DAY in 1999, Britney Spears RELEASED her DEBUT ALBUM,’Baby, One More Time’!
Upon release, the album received mixed reviews from music critics, with many labeling it silly and premature. …Baby One More Time was a large commercial success, debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart and Canadian Albums Chart, and reached the top 5 in several countries. It received worldwide certifications, including a 14× platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of over 14 million copies in the US, of which Nielsen SoundScan recognizes 10.6 million copies sold. …Baby One More Time is Spears’ most successful album with sales of 25 million copies worldwide,making it one of the best-selling albums of all-time.
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It has been 14 years since ‘King of the South, T.I. dropped his CLASSIC, ‘Urban Legend’. The ALBUM was released on November 30 and DEBUTED atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Top Rap Albums charts! SO we gonna SLING IT BACK with ‘U Dont’ Know Me’!
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CAN YOU BELIEVE it’s been 24 years since the RELEASE of Mary J. Blige’s CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED album ‘My Life’. Her SECOND album was released on November 29, 1994 by Uptown Records.
Many of the topics on My Life deal with clinical depression, Blige’s battling with both drugs and alcohol, as well as being in an abusive relationship. Unlike her debut, What’s the 411? Blige co-wrote fourteen of the album’s tracks, making it her most introspective and personal album at the time. Similar to her debut album, My Life features vast production from Sean “Puffy” Combs for his newly founded label, Bad Boy Entertainment, which was at the time backed by Arista Records. Continue reading ON THIS DAY… in 1994 #MaryJBlige released ‘My Life’ [vids]
A DOG and his debut! 25 years ago today, Snoop Doggy Dogg as he was called then along with Dr. Dre RELEASED ‘Doggystyle’ and CHANGED WEST COAST RAP FOREVER!!
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Can you believe that 22 years ago, Foxy Brown RELEASED her DEBUT album, ‘Ill Na Na’?! Well the HIT DEBUT actually dropped November 19th 1996. It was reissued on September 29, 1997 in the United Kingdom with an addition of the song “Big Bad Mamma”. Brown began working on the album after being discovered by the production team Trackmasters and appearing on a number of singles by other artists, such as LL Cool J, Case and Jay Z. The immediate success of the singles led to a bidding war at the beginning of 1996, and in March, Def Jam Recordings won and signed the then 17-year-old rapper to the label. Mostly produced by Trackmasters, Ill Na Na features guest appearances from Blackstreet, Havoc, Method Man, Kid Capri and Jay Z. Lyrically, the album mainly focuses on themes of fashion, sex and mafia.
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On this day, November 7, 2000, R. Kelly released his FOURTH solo studio album, ‘TP-2’! The album was Kelly’s second album to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the fourth to top the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. TP-2.com was the number-one R&B Album on the Billboard Year-End chart for 2001. ‘TP-2’ has been certified 4x platinum in the US.
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #RKelly ‘Fiesta’ feat. #JayZ #Boo & #Gotti [vid]
On this DAY, October 27th 1982, Prince release the EPIC album, ‘1999’. This mark Prince’s fifth album, and the first to feature his band the Revolution. It was released by Warner Bros. Records. 1999 was Prince’s breakthrough album, but his next album, Purple Rain, would become his most successful. The title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became his first top ten hit in countries outside the United States. The album was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States (peaking at number 9, besting that peak at number 7 after his death in 2016) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983 overall, eventually being certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.
Continue reading On This Day… In 1982 #Prince releases #1999! [details]
Can you believe that is has been 30 years since Kid N Play released their DEBUT album, ‘2 Hype’!?
The album was released in 1988 for Select Records, distributed by Landmark Distributors owned by Jeffrey Collins, and was produced by Hurby Luv Bug and The Invincibles.
2 Hype was a success for the duo, reaching #96 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and being certified Gold by the RIAA. Three singles found success on the Hot Rap Singles chart, “Rollin’ with Kid ‘n Play” (#2), “2 Hype” (#19) and “Gittin’ Funky” (#24). In 2008, “Rollin’ with Kid ‘n Play” was ranked number 63 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.\ Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #KidNPlay ‘Rollin Wit Kid ‘N Play’ [vid]
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Did you know that on this week, Janet Jackson’s ‘The Velvet Rope’ debuted at #1 on the @Billboard 200 Album Chart??
The album peaked within the top five positions of the majority of the global record charts it entered. In the United States, it became Jackson’s fourth consecutive album to top the Billboard 200. Certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it has sold over three million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan and an estimated ten million copies worldwide.
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM : #JanetJackson ‘Go Deep’ [vid]