LL Cool J discography

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LL Cool J discography

LL Cool J at the MyCokeFest in Atlanta, Georgia - 2007
Releases
Studio albums 13
Compilation albums 2
Singles 45

This is the discography of rapper LL Cool J. LL Cool J, considered one of the pioneering hip hop artists.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US R&B
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[4]
Radio 46 6 71
Bigger and Deffer
  • Released: July 22, 1987
  • Label: Def Jam, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
3 1 39 54
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[5]
Walking with a Panther
  • Released: June 9, 1989
  • Label: Def Jam, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
6 1 64 43
  • RIAA: Platinum[5]
Mama Said Knock You Out
  • Released: August 27, 1990
  • Label: Def Jam, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
16 1 32 49
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[5]
14 Shots to the Dome
  • Released: June 1, 1993
  • Label: Def Jam, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
5 1 74
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
Mr. Smith
  • Released: November 21, 1995
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
20 4 53 90
Phenomenon
  • Released: October 14, 1997
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
7 4 7 37
  • RIAA: Platinum[5]
G.O.A.T.
  • Released: September 5, 2000
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
1 1 5 29
  • RIAA: Platinum[5]
10
  • Released: October 8, 2002
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
2 1 26
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
  • BPI: Silver[6]
The DEFinition
  • Released: August 31, 2004
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
4 3 66
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
Todd Smith
  • Released: April 11, 2006
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
6 2 40 79
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
Exit 13
  • Released: September 9, 2008
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
9 3 164
Authentic
  • Released: April 30, 2013
  • Label: S-BRO
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
23 7 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak Chart positions Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B
1996 All World: Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 5, 1996
  • Label: Def Jam Recordings
29 21
  • RIAA: Platinum[5]
  • BPI: Gold[6]
2009 All World 2
  • Released: December 8, 2009
  • Label: Def Jam

Mixtapes[edit]

Year Title
2008 The Return of the G.O.A.T.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US R&B US Rap UK
"I Need A Beat" 1984
"I Can't Live Without My Radio" 1985 15 95 Radio
"Rock the Bells" 1986 17 98
"I Can Give You More"
"You'll Rock" 59
"I'm Bad" 1987 84 4 71 Bigger and Deffer
"I Need Love" 14 1 8
"Go Cut Creator Go" 6
"Going Back to Cali" 1988 31 12 37
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
Walking with a Panther
"I'm That Type of Guy" 1989 15 7 1 43
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
"Big Ole Butt" 57 13
"One Shot at Love" 68
"Jingling Baby" 1990 32 6
"To da Break of Dawn" 17 Mama Said Knock You Out
"The Boomin' System" 48 6 1 83
"Around the Way Girl" 9 5 1 36
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
"Mama Said Knock You Out" 1991 17 12 1 41
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
"6 Minutes of Pleasure" 95 26 7
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" Simply Mad About the Mouse
"Strictly Business" Strictly Business soundtrack
"How I'm Comin'" 1993 57 28 1 37 14 Shots to the Dome
"Back Seat (Of My Jeep)" 42 24 2
"Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings"
"Stand By Your Man" 67 24
"Hey Lover"
(featuring Boyz II Men)
1995 3 3 1 17
  • RIAA: Platinum[5]
Mr. Smith
"Doin' It"
(featuring LeShaun)
1996 9 7 2 15
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
"Loungin"
(featuring Total)
3 4 1 7
  • RIAA: Platinum[5]
"Ain't Nobody" 46 27 4 1
  • BPI: Silver[6]
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America soundtrack
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(with B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio and Method Man)
1997 8 Space Jam soundtrack
"Phenomenon" 55 16 14 9 Phenomenon
"4, 3, 2, 1"
(featuring Method Man, Redman, Canibus and DMX)
75 24 10
"Father" 1998 18 12 1 10
"Hot Hot Hot"
"Zoom"
(with Dr. Dre)
101 15 Bulworth soundtrack
"Deepest Bluest" 1999 Deep Blue Sea soundtrack
"Imagine That" 2000 98 46 16 G.O.A.T.
"Take It Off" 35
"You and Me"
(featuring Kelly Price)
59 44
"Shut 'Em Down" 88 31 Any Given Sunday soundtrack
"Luv U Better" 2002 4 1 2 7 10
"Paradise"
(featuring Ameriie)
2003 36 14 10 18
"Amazin'" 73
"Headsprung" 2004 16 7 4 25
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
The DEFinition
"Hush"
(featuring 7 Aurelius)
26 14 11 3
"It's LL and Santana"
(featuring Juelz Santana)
2006 Todd Smith
"Control Myself"
(featuring Jennifer Lopez)
4 28 9 2
"Freeze"
(featuring Lyfe Jennings)
65
"Cry"
(featuring Lil' Mo)
2008 119 Exit 13
"Baby"
(featuring The-Dream)
52 22 10 56
"NCIS: No Crew Is Superior" 2009 Non-album singles
"No More"
(featuring Ne-Yo)
2011 124 87
"Ratchet"[7] 2012
"Take It"
(featuring Joe)
Authentic
"Whaddup"[8]
(featuring Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip)
2013
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B US Rap
"Rampage" (EPMD featuring LL Cool J) 1991 30 2 Business as Usual
"Why Me Baby?" (Keith Sweat featuring LL Cool J) 44 2 4 Keep It Comin'
"This Is for the Lover in You" (Babyface featuring LL Cool J) 1996 6 2 The Day
"Incredible" (Keith Murray featuring LL Cool J) 1998 70 36 It's a Beautiful Thing
"Fatty Girl" (Ludacris featuring LL Cool J and Keith Murray) 2001 87 32 6 The Good Life
"All I Have" (Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J) 2002 1 4 This Is Me... Then
"We Are the World 25 for Haiti" (Artists for Haiti) 2010 2 Charity single
"Accidental Racist" (Brad Paisley featuring LL Cool J) 2013 77 Wheelhouse

Guest appearances[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director[9]
1987 "I'm Bad" Rolando Hudson
"I Need Love"
1988 "Going Back to Cali" Rick Menello
1989 "I'm That Type of Guy" Scott Kalvert
"Big Ole Butt" Paris Barclay
"Jingling Baby"
"One Shot at Love"
1990 "Around the Way Girl"
"Mama Said Knock You Out" Paris Barclay
"The Boomin' System"
1991 "6 Minutes of Pleasure" Marcus Nispel
"Strictly Business" Paris Barclay
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" Scott Garen
1993 "Stand By Your Man"
"Back Seat"
"Pink Cookies"
1996 "Hey Lover" Hype Williams
"Doin' It"
"Loungin' (remix)"
"Ain't Nobody" Michael Martin
"Summer Love"
1997 "Phenomenon" Paul Hunter
"4, 3, 2, 1" Diane Martel
"Father" Samuel Bayer
"Dear Mallika"
1998 "Hot, Hot, Hot" Paul Hunter
1999 "Deepest Bluest"
2000 "Shut 'em Down" David Meyers
"Imagine That" Hype Williams
"You And Me"
2001 "Blink Blink (With Spax)"
2002 "Luv U Better" Benny Boom
"Paradise"
"All I Have" David Meyers
2004 "Headsprung" Fat Cats
"Hush" Jessy Terrero
2006 "Control Myself (With Jennifer Lopez)" Hype Williams
"Freeze"
2008 "Rocking With The G.O.A.T."
"Baby"
"Feel My Heart Beat (Yahoo Live Sets)"
2010 "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" Paul Haggis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LL Cool J Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "LL Cool J Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
  4. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in the United Kingdom:
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Gold & Platinum: LL Cool J". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards" (enter "LL Cool J" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ratchet – Single by LL Cool J". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Whaddup (feat. Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello & DJ Z-Trip) – Single by LL Cool J". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ Artist Videography. MVDBase.