B.G., the Prince of Rap

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B.G., the Prince of Rap
Birth name Bernard Greene
Born Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Genres Eurodance, hip-hop, House, Techno
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990-present
Labels Dance Pool
Not to be confused with New Orleans rapper B.G..

Bernard Greene, also known as B.G., the Prince of Rap, is an American rapper and eurodance artist. He experienced modest success in Germany, where he lived after being posted by the U.S. Army.

Early life[edit]

Greene was born in Washington D.C.. He joined the United States Army after graduating from high school and was posted to Germany in 1985.

Musical career[edit]

His biggest hit came in 1991, when he reached number one on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "This Beat Is Hot". The single made it to number 72 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Black singles chart.[1] He followed that up with "Take Control of The Party", which reached number 2 on the dance chart the following year. This track also peaked at number 71 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1992.[2] Other well-known songs by this artist are "The Colour of My Dreams" and "Stomp".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Power of Rhythm
  • Release date: September 10, 1991
  • Label: Dance Pool
  • Formats: CD
The Time is Now
  • Release date: May 16, 1994
  • Label: Dance Pool
  • Formats: CD
Get the Groove On
  • Release date: June 14, 1996
  • Label: Dance Pool
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
GER
[3]
SUI
[4]
ITA
[5]
NED
[4]
SWE
[4]
FIN
[6]
UK
[2]
NZ
[4]
U.S.
[7]
U.S.
Dance

[7]
1990 "Rap to the World" The Power of Rhythm
1991 "This Beat is Hot" 21 30 72 1
"Give Me the Music" 36
"Take Control of the Party" 49 71 2
1992 "The Power of Rhythm" 49 32
1993 "Can We Get Enough?" 34 6 28 The Time is Now
1994 "The Colour of My Dreams" 13 48 39
"Rock a Bit" 37
1995 "Can't Love You" 45
1996 "Stomp" 53 15 22 Get the Groove On
"Jump to This (Allnight!)"
"Take Me Through the Night"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 56. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 35. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ German peaks
  4. ^ a b c d Intl. peak positions
  5. ^ Top Italian Singles of 1993
  6. ^ "Finish chart - B.G. The Prince Of Rap". finnishcharts.com. 2 August 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Billboard peak positions

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Deep in My Heart (song)" by Clubhouse
"This Beat Is Hot"
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single

August 17, 1991
Succeeded by
"Such a Good Feeling" by Brothers In Rhythm