G-Unit discography

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G-Unit discography

From left to right: Tony Yayo, 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks at the "Rider Pt. 2" video shoot
Releases
Studio albums 2
EPs 1
Singles 8
Music videos 7
Mixtapes 43

The discography of G-Unit, an American hip hop group, consists of two studio albums, one extended play (EP), one soundtrack album, 43 mixtapes and 10 singles (including three as a featured artist). Music videos and collaborations are also included.

The group's members all grew up in South Jamaica, Queens, and when 50 Cent was spotted and signed to a label, both Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo worked on mixtapes in order to gain attention as artists themselves.[1] 50 Cent was later dropped from his label after being shot nine times in front of his grandmother's house, his label saw him as too much of a risk to keep.[2][3] After being shot, 50 Cent signed to Interscope Records. Following the success of his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin', he was granted his own record label by Interscope.[4] G-Unit continued to record and released several mixtape series which earned them attention in the rap industry,[4] including 50 Cent Is the Future, God's Plan, No Mercy, No Fear and Automatic Gunfire.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[5]
US
R&B

[5]
US
Rap

[6]
AUS
[7]
CAN
[5]
GER
[8]
IRE
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
Beg for Mercy 2 2 3 31 5 57 10 26 28 13
T.O.S: Terminate on Sight
  • Released: July 1, 2008
  • Label: G-Unit, Interscope
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
4 2 2 35 4 54 35 37 25 39
  • US Sales: 275,000[16]

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected details and chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[5]
US
R&B/HH

[5]
US
Rap

[6]
The Beauty of Independence
  • Released: August 25, 2014[17]
  • Label: G-Unit
  • Format: Digital download
17 5 3
  • US Sales: 20,000 (Two weeks)
The Beast is G-Unit
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: G-Unit
  • Format: Digital download
To be released

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions and year released
Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
50 Cent Is the Future
(with 50 Cent)
  • Released: June 1, 2002
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
59 65
No Mercy, No Fear
(with 50 Cent)
  • Released: August 1, 2002
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
God's Plan
(with 50 Cent)
  • Released: November 1, 2002
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Automatic Gunfire
  • Released: December 1, 2002
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Bulletproof
  • Released: February 11, 2003
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Smokin' Day 2 (G-Unit Radio Part 1)
  • Released: March 29, 2003
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
International Ballers (G-Unit Radio Part 2)
  • Released: June 10, 2003
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Takin' It to the Streets (G-Unit Radio Part 3)
  • Released: August 13, 2003
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
No Peace Talks! (G-Unit Radio Part 4)
  • Released: November 21, 2003
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
All Eyez on Us (G-Unit Radio Part 5)
  • Released: January 29, 2004
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Motion Picture Shit (G-Unit Radio Part 6)
  • Released: April 1, 2004
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
King of New York (G-Unit Radio Part 7)
  • Released: May 6, 2004
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
The Fifth Element (G-Unit Radio Part 8)
  • Released: July 29, 2004
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
G-Unit City (G-Unit Radio Part 9)
  • Released: November 17, 2004
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
2050 Before the Massacre (G-Unit Radio Part 10)
  • Released: January 7, 2005
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Raw and Uncut (G-Unit Radio Part 11)
  • Released: May 2, 2005
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
So Seductive (G-Unit Radio Part 12)
  • Released: July 9, 2005
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
The Return of the Mixtape Millionaire (G-Unit Radio Part 13)
  • Released: September 3, 2005
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Back to Business (G-Unit Radio Part 14)
  • Released: October 1, 2005
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Are You a Window Shopper? (G-Unit Radio Part 15)
  • Released: October 22, 2005
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
10 Years of Hate (G-Unit Radio Part 16)
  • Released: January 21, 2006
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Best in the Bizness (G-Unit Radio Part 17)
  • Released: February 27, 2006
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Rags to Riches (G-Unit Radio Part 18)
  • Released: April 10, 2006
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Rep Yo Click (G-Unit Radio Part 19)
  • Released: April 10, 2006
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Best in the Bizness 2 (G-Unit Radio Part 20)
  • Released: April 10, 2006
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Hate It or Love It (G-Unit Radio Part 21)
  • Released: July 3, 2006
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Hip Hop Is Dead – Verse 2 (G-Unit Radio Part 22)
  • Released: September 7, 2006
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Finally Off Papers (G-Unit Radio Part 23)
  • Released: March 1, 2007
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Clean Up Man (G-Unit Radio Part 24)
  • Released: February 22, 2007
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Sabrina's Baby Boy (G-Unit Radio Part 25)
  • Released: October 1, 2007
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Return of the Body Snatchers (ThisIs50 Volume 1)
  • Released: February 12, 2008
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Elephant in the Sand (ThisIs50 Volume 2)
  • Released: March 11, 2008
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
Sincerely Yours, Southside (ThisIs50 Volume 3)
  • Released: June 20, 2008
  • Label: G-Unit, Shadyville
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[18]
US
R&B

[19]
US
Rap

[6]
AUS
[7]
BEL
[20]
FRA
[21]
GER
[22]
IRE
[9]
NZ
[10]
UK
[23]
2003 "Stunt 101" 13 7 5 32 41 63 39 23 13 25 Beg for Mercy
"Poppin' Them Thangs" 66 11 10
"My Buddy"
2004 "Wanna Get to Know You"
(featuring Joe)
15 10 5 30 34 26 27
"Smile" 72 34
2008 "I Like the Way She Do It"
(featuring Young Buck)
95 54 23 117 T.O.S: Terminate on Sight
"Rider Pt. 2"
(featuring Young Buck)
122 82
2014 "Come Up" N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

As featured performer[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[24][25][26] Certifications Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap UK
2004 "Ride Wit U" (Joe featuring G-Unit) 56 22 12 And Then...
2005 "I Know You Don't Love Me" (Tony Yayo featuring G-Unit) 105 Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
2006 "Rompe (International Remix)" (Daddy Yankee featuring G-Unit and Nelly Furtado) 24 89 16 Barrio Fino En Directo
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B

[19]
2003 "Groupie Love"
(featuring Butch Cassidy)
104 Beg for Mercy
"Gangsta Shit" 123
2008 "Straight Outta Southside" 112 T.O.S: Terminate on Sight
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

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
"Bump Heads" 2003 Eminem Straight from the Lab
"We All Die One Day" Obie Trice Cheers
"DPG-Unit" 2004 Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Soopafly Straight Outta Cashville
"Angels Around Me" DJ Kay Slay The Streetsweeper, Vol. 2
"A.T.L. to L.A. to N.Y.C." Akon, The Game Trouble
"Loyal to the Game" 2Pac Loyal to the Game
"I'm So Sorry" The Game You Know What It Is, Vol. 2: Throwin' Rocks At the Throne
"Hate It or Love It (Remix)" 2005 50 Cent The Massacre
"Talk 'Bout Me" 2007 DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz: The Album
"Así Soy" 2009 Wisin & Yandel Un Junte Pa' La Historia

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)[27]
2003 "Stunt 101" Bryan Barber[27][28]
"Poppin' Them Thangs" Mr. X[29]
"My Buddy" Chris "Broadway" Romero[30]
2004 "Wanna Get to Know You" Jessy Terrero[27]
"Smile" Jessy Terrero & Antoinette Parkinson[29]
2008 "I Like the Way She Do It" Jessy Terrero[31][32]
"Rider Pt. 2"
2014 "Nah I'm Talkin Bout" Eif Rivera[33][34]
"Come Up"
"Ahhh Shit" Timo Albert[35]
"Watch Me" Eif Rivera[36]
"Changes" 50 Cent[37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Yayo, in an interview, explains their past. G-Unit Soldier. Accessed July 16, 2007
  2. ^ Touré (April 3, 2003).The Life of a Hunted Man. Rolling Stone. Accessed July 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Adam Matthews (May 24, 2000). SOHH Exclusive: "50 Cent Shot in New York". SOHH. Accessed September 18, 2007.
  4. ^ a b G-Unit biography. Allmusic. Accessed July 16, 2007
  5. ^ a b c d e "G-Unit > Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "T.O.S.: Terminate on Sight – G-Unit". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Discography G-Unit". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chartverfolgung / G-Unit / Longplay". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Discography G-Unit". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Discography G-Unit". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Discographie G-Unit". hitparade.ch (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "50 Cent & G Unit" (select "Albums" tab). The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Gold & Platinum: G-Unit". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ "BPI Certified Awards Search" (insert "Beg for Mercy" into the "Search" box, select "Title" on the drop-down menu and then select "Go"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved British Phonographic Industry.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  15. ^ "Gold and Platinum Search (G-Unit)". Music Canada. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/sales_ur.cgi
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-beauty-of-independence-ep/id911054985
  18. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United States:
  19. ^ a b Peak chart positions for Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs n the United States:
  20. ^ "Discografie 50 Cent" (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Discographie 50 Cent" (in French). lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 3, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Chartverfolgung / G-Unit / Single". musicline.de. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  23. ^ Peak chart positions for albums and singles in the United Kingdom:
  24. ^ Billboard.[1]. Billboard. Accessed October 12, 2008.
  25. ^ Billboard.[2]. Billboard. Accessed 12 October 2008.
  26. ^ Billboard. [3]. Billboard. Accessed 12 October 2008.
  27. ^ a b c MVDBase. Artist Videography: G-Unit. MVDBase. Accessed July 16, 2008.
  28. ^ UniversalMusicGroup (March 10, 2007). G-Unit - Stunt 101: BET Version, Closed Captioned. Youtube. Accessed July 21, 2008.
  29. ^ a b UniversalMusicGroup (March 10, 2007). G-Unit - Poppin' Them Thangs: Explicit Version. Youtube. Accessed July 21, 2008.
  30. ^ Chris Romero. Romotion Clients, Past & Present. Romotion. Accessed July 28, 2008.
  31. ^ UniversalMusicGroup (March 15, 2008). G-Unit - I Like The Way She Do It. Youtube. Accessed July 21, 2008.
  32. ^ UniversalMusicGroup (March 29, 2008). G-Unit - Rider Pt. 2: BET Version. Youtube. Accessed July 21, 2008.
  33. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.16711/title.g-unit-nah-i-m-talkin-bout-
  34. ^ http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/g-unit-come-up-official-music-video
  35. ^ http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/g-unit-ahhh-sh-t-official-music-video
  36. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2014/09/g-unit-watch-me
  37. ^ http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/g-unit-changes-video-coming-this-saturday-photos

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