Fugees discography

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Fugees discography
Releases
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 1
Singles 10
Music videos 9
Remix albums 1

The discography of the Fugees, an American hip hop trio consisting of singer Lauryn Hill and rappers Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean, consists of two studio albums, one compilation album, one remix album and nine singles (including one as featured artists) and nine music videos. After the group formed in the 1980s under the name Tranzlator Crew, they signed to Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records in 1993; they then changed their name to Fugees – an abbreviation of "refugees", also a reference to Haitian immigrants.[1]

The group's debut album, Blunted on Reality, was recorded in 1992 but not released until 1994.[2] The album achieved limited commercial success, only peaking at number 62 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart: however, it peaked at number 122 on the UK Albums Chart in 1997, and was certified gold by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP).[3][4][5] Blunted on Reality spawned three singles: "Boof Baf", "Nappy Heads" and "Vocab". "Nappy Heads" became their first single to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100, charting at number 49.[6] In 1996, the Fugees released their second album, titled The Score. The album achieved significant commercial success in the United States, topping the US Billboard 200, and was later certified six-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[7][8] It also performed well in several overseas territories, topping the Austrian, Canadian, French, German and Swiss albums charts, whilst also peaking at number two in Sweden and the United Kingdom.[4][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Four commercially successful singles were released from The Score; "Fu-Gee-La", the first single from the album, peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA and by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).[6][8][15] The other three singles – "Killing Me Softly", "Ready or Not" and "No Woman, No Cry" – did not appear on the Billboard Hot 100 as they were not released for commercial sale, making them ineligible to appear on the chart,[16] although they all received sufficient airplay to appear on the Hot 100 Airplay and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. "Killing Me Softly", a cover of the Roberta Flack song "Killing Me Softly with His Song", performed strongly in other territories, topping the singles charts in Australia, Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom, among several others.[9][17][18][19] "Ready or Not" also peaked at number one in the United Kingdom and number three in Sweden, and "No Woman, No Cry" – a cover of the Bob Marley & The Wailers song of the same name – topped the singles chart in New Zealand.[13][19][20] Fugees collaborated with singer Bounty Killer on the single "Hip-Hopera" and recorded the single "Rumble in the Jungle" for the soundtrack to the film When We Were Kings in 1997: although they have not released any studio albums since The Score, a compilation album, Greatest Hits, was released in 2003, and spawned the single "Take It Easy".

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[7]
US
R&B

[3]
AUS
[17]
AUT
[9]
CAN
[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[4]
Blunted on Reality 62 122
The Score
  • Released: February 13, 1996 (US)[24]
  • Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
1 1 5 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
NZ
[20]
SWI
[14]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: March 25, 2003 (US)[30]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
38 44

Remix albums[edit]

List of remix albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[7]
US
R&B

[3]
UK
[4]
Bootleg Versions
  • Released: November 26, 1996 (US)[31]
  • Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
127 50 55

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[6]
US
R&B

[32]
AUS
[17]
AUT
[9]
FRA
[11]
GER
[18]
NZ
[20]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[19]
"Boof Baf"[33] 1993 Blunted on Reality
"Nappy Heads" 1994 49 52 172
"Vocab" 108[A] 91
"Fu-Gee-La" 1996 29 13 43 14 22 6 11 10 9 21 The Score
"Killing Me Softly" 2[B] 1[C] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
"Ready or Not" 69[D] 22[E] 24 17 128 8 8 3 23 1
"No Woman, No Cry" 38[F] 58[G] 20 40 12 33 1 14 23 2
"Rumble in the Jungle"
(featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes and John Forté)
1997 71[H] 85 13 36 3 When We Were Kings soundtrack
"Take It Easy" 2005 119[I] 40 Greatest Hits
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[6]
US
R&B

[32]
US
Rap

[38]
"Hip-Hopera"
(Bounty Killer featuring Fugees)
1997 81 54 14 My Xperience

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Freestyle"[39] 1995 Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape, Vol. 1
"Boom Biddy Bye Bye" (Fugees Remix)[40] 1996 Cypress Hill Unreleased and Revamped
"Just Happy to Be Me"[41] 1998 none Elmopalooza! soundtrack

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos as lead artist, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Boof Baf" 1993 Rich Murray[42]
"Nappy Heads" 1994 Max Malkin[42]
"Vocab"
"Fu-Gee-La" 1996 Guy Guillet[43]
"Killing Me Softly" Aswad Ayinde[42]
"Ready or Not" Marcus Nispel[42]
"No Woman, No Cry" Wyclef Jean[44]
"Rumble in the Jungle"
(featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes and John Forté)
1997 Marc Smerling, Mark Woollen[45]

As featured artist[edit]

List of music videos as featured artist, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Hip-Hopera"
(Bounty Killer featuring Fugees)
1997 Michael Lucero[46]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Vocab" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number eight on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[34]
  2. ^ "Killing Me Softly" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number two on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.[35]
  3. ^ "Killing Me Softly" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[36]
  4. ^ "Ready or Not" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 69 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.[35]
  5. ^ "Ready or Not" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 22 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[36]
  6. ^ "No Woman, No Cry" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 38 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.[35]
  7. ^ "No Woman, No Cry" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 58 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[36]
  8. ^ "Rumble in the Jungle" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 71 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[36]
  9. ^ "Take It Easy" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 19 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[34]

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