Greatest Hits (The Notorious B.I.G. album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by The Notorious B.I.G.
Released March 6, 2007
Recorded 1994–2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 76:08
Label Bad Boy
The Notorious B.I.G. chronology
Duets: The Final Chapter
(2005)
Greatest Hits
(2007)
Notorious (soundtrack)
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (8/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars[4]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine B−[6]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by The Notorious B.I.G. The album was released on March 6, 2007 by Bad Boy Records, three days before the 10th anniversary of his death.

The album does not contain many of the Notorious B.I.G.'s biggest hits: "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Going Back to Cali", "Player's Anthem" and "Sky's the Limit".

Greatest Hits debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number one in the issue dated March 14, 2007, with 100,000 copies sold in its first week of release.[7] As of 2007, it is the last greatest hits album to debut and peak at the number one position on the Billboard 200.

The album sold 178,702 units in four weeks. The album has been certified Gold by both the BPI and RIAA and has sold over 751,000 copies in the US to date.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Juicy" – 5:02 (from Ready to Die, 1994)
  2. "Big Poppa" – 4:10 (from Ready to Die, 1994)
  3. "Hypnotize" (featuring Pam from Total)" – 3:50 (from Life After Death, 1997)
  4. "One More Chance (Stay With Me Remix)" (featuring Faith Evans & Mary J. Blige) – 4:29 (from Bad Boy's Greatest Hits Volume 1, 2005)
  5. "Get Money" (with Junior M.A.F.I.A.) – 4:35 (from Conspiracy, 1995)
  6. "Warning" – 3:39 (from Ready to Die, 1994)
  7. "Dead Wrong" (featuring Eminem) – 4:58 (from Born Again, 1999)
  8. "Who Shot Ya?" – 5:17 (from Ready to Die - The Remaster, 1994)
  9. "Ten Crack Commandments" – 3:24 (from Life After Death, 1997)
  10. "Notorious Thugs" (featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) – 6:08 (from Life After Death, 1997)
  11. "Notorious B.I.G." (featuring Lil' Kim & Diddy) – 3:12 (from Born Again, 1999)
  12. "Nasty Girl" (featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm) – 4:47 (from Duets: The Final Chapter, 2005)
  13. "Unbelievable" – 3:40 (from Ready to Die, 1994)
  14. "N***as Bleed" – 4:52 (from Life After Death, 1997)
  15. "Running Your Mouth" (feat. Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Nate Dogg & Busta Rhymes) – 3:33 (previously unreleased)
  16. "Want That Old Thing Back" (featuring Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant) – 4:59 (previously unreleased)
  17. "#!*@ You Tonight" (featuring R. Kelly) – 5:45 (from Life After Death, 1997)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007–2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 1
UK Albums Chart[9] 65
Canadian Albums Chart[10] 183
ARIA Australian Albums Chart 100[11]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United Kingdom Gold (100,000+)

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ RapReviews review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ The Skinny review
  6. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  7. ^ Sisario, Ben (2007-03-15). "Arts, Briefly; Notorious B.I.G. on Top". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  8. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.27864/title.hip-hop-album-sales-week-ending-3-9-2014
  9. ^ "The Notorious BIG - Greatest Hits". Chart Stats. 2009-02-21. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  10. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music SoundScan Charts". Jam.canoe.ca. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  11. ^ "Australia's Official Music Charts". ARIA Charts. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
Preceded by
Daughtry by Daughtry
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 18, 2007 – March 24, 2007
Succeeded by
Luvanmusiq by Musiq Soulchild