Shaquille O'Neal discography

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Shaquille O'Neal discography

Shaquille O'Neal (2009) at Buckley Air Base in Colorado
Releases
Studio albums 4
Compilation albums 2
Singles 9
Soundtracks 2
Unreleased albums 1

The discography of Shaquille O'Neal, a former American National Basketball Association (NBA) player and rapper, consists of four studio albums, 2 compilation albums, 2 soundtracks, one unreleased album, and 9 singles. O'Neal played in the NBA from 1992 until 2011.[1] Around 1993, O'Neal was signed to Jive Records where he released his debut album, Shaq Diesel, in that year.[2] The album peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200,[3] number 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,[4] and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[5] Shaq Diesel produced four singles. The first, "What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)", peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100,[6] number 56 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs,[7] number 22 on Rap Songs,[8] and was certified gold by the RIAA.[9] The second, "(I Know I Got) Skillz", peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100,[6] number 20 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs,[7] number 3 on Rap Songs,[8] and was certified gold by the RIAA.[10] It also peaked at number 34 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.[11] The third, "I'm Outstanding", peaked at number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100,[6] number 29 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs,[7] and number 6 on Rap Songs.[8] Internationally, it peaked at number 43 on the New Zealand Singles Chart[11] and number 70 on the UK Singles Chart.[12] The fourth, "Shoot Pass Slam", did not chart.

Shaq Fu: Da Return (1994) was the rapper's second album. It peaked at number 67 on the Billboard 200,[3] number 19 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,[4] and was certified gold by the RIAA.[13] The album spawned two singles: "Biological Didn't Bother" and "No Hook". The first peaked at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100,[6] 54 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs,[7] and 18 on Rap Songs.[8] The second peaked at number 66 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[7] and 16 on Rap Songs.[8] O'Neal released his third album, You Can't Stop the Reign, in 1996. It peaked at number 82 on the Billboard 200[3] and number 21 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[4] You Can't Stop the Reign had two singles. The first, "You Can't Stop the Reign", peaked at number 54 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs,[7] 47 on the New Zealand Singles Chart,[11] and 40 on the UK Singles Chart.[12] The second single, "Strait Playin'," peaked at number 33 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[7] and number 17 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.[11] He followed the release with his first compilation, The Best of Shaquille O'Neal (1996), and two soundtracks, Kazaam (1996) and Steel (1997). The last peaked at number 185 on the Billboard 200[14] and number 26 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[14]

O'Neal released his fourth album, Respect, in 1996. It peaked at number 58 on the Billboard 200[3] and number 8 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[4] Only one single, "The Way It's Goin' Down", was released. It peaked at number 47 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[4] and 62 on the UK Singles Chart.[12] The rapper had a fifth album, Shaquille O'Neal Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1, planned to release in 2001; however, it was cancelled. Although the album was cancelled, three singles were released, but they did not chart. In 2006, O'Neal's second compilation album was released, but it did not chart.

Albums[edit]

Studio[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[3]
US R&B
[4]
Shaq Diesel
  • Released: October 26, 1993
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
25 10
  • US: 864,000
    (As of 2004)[15]
Shaq Fu: Da Return
  • Released: November 8, 1994
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
67 19
  • US: 271,000
    (As of 1998)[16]
You Can't Stop the Reign
  • Released: November 19, 1996
  • Label: Interscope / A&M
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
82 21
  • US: 207,000
    (As of 1998)[16]
Respect
  • Released: September 15, 1998
  • Label: Interscope / A&M
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
58 8
  • US: 104,000
    (As of 2004)[15]

Compilations[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
The Best of Shaquille O'Neal[17]
  • Released: November 12, 1996
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: CD, CS
Shoot Pass Slam![18]
  • Released: September 12, 2006
  • Label: CMG
  • Format: CD

Soundtracks[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[14]
US R&B
[14]
Kazaam[19]
  • Released: June 19, 1996
  • Label: A&M
Steel 185 26
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Unreleased[edit]

List of albums
Title Album details
Shaquille O'Neal Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1[20][21]
  • Planned release: October 9, 2001
  • Label: Trauma

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[6]
US R&B
[7]
US Rap
[8]
NZ
[11]
UK
[12]
"What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)"
(with Fu-Schnickens)
1993 39 56 22 Shaq Diesel
"(I Know I Got) Skillz"
(featuring Def Jef)
35 20 3 34
"I'm Outstanding" 47 29 6 43 70
"Shoot Pass Slam"[22] 1994
"Biological Didn't Bother" 78 54 18 182 Shaq Fu: Da Return
"No Hook"[A]
(featuring RZA & Method Man)
1995 103 66 16
"You Can't Stop the Reign"
(featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)
1997 54 47 40 You Can't Stop the Reign
"Strait Playin'"
(featuring Peter Gunz & DJ Quik)
33 17
"Men of Steel"
(with Ice Cube, B-Real, Peter Gunz & KRS-One)
82 53 10 Steel
"The Way It's Goin' Down
(featuring Peter Gunz)
1998 47 62 Respect
"Connected"[B]
(feat. WC and Nate Dogg)
2001 104 Shaquille O'Neal Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1
"Do It Faster"
"In The Sun"[C]
(featuring Common, Black Thought & Joi)
109
"Extortion"
(featuring Fat Joe & Big Pun)
2013 "Nightmare Concert" of The White Shadow of Norway
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[23]
"Stomp – The Remixes"
(Quincy Jones featuring Melle Mel, Coolio, Yo-Yo, Shaquille O'Neal, & The Luniz)
1998 28

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Shoot Pass Slam" 1993 Jim Swaffield[24]
"I'm Outstanding" Jim Swaffield[25]
"(I Know I Got) Skillz" Scott Kalvert[26]
"No Hook" 1994 Lionel C. Martin[27]
"Biological Didn't Bother" Lionel C. Martin[28]
"You Can't Stop the Reign" 1996 Joseph Kahn[29]
"Strait Playin'" 1997 Cameron Casey[30]
"Connected" 2001 Unknown
Music videos featured in
Title Year Director(s) Album
"2 Bad" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
"That's How I Beat Shaq" 2001 Aaron's Party (Come Get It)

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "No Hook" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 3 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.[31]
  • B ^ "Connected" did not enter R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but peaked at number 4 on Bubbling Under Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles.[32]
  • C ^ "In The Sun" did not enter R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but peaked at number 9 on Bubbling Under Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacMullan, Jackie (June 2, 2011). "Shaquille O'Neal Announces His Retirement". ESPN. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Shaquille O'Neal > Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Shaquille O'Neal Album & Song Chart History". Billboard 200 for Shaquille O'Neal. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Shaquille O'Neal Album & Song Chart History". Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Shaquille O'Neal. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "American album certifications – Shaquille O'Neal – Shaq Diesel". Recording Industry Association of America. December 21, 1993. Retrieved October 22, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ a b c d e For US singles peaks:
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h For US R&B singles peaks:
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Shaquille O'Neal > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "American single certifications – Fu-Schnickens featuring Shaquille O'Neal – What's Up Doc (Can We Rock)". Recording Industry Association of America. August 20, 1993. Retrieved October 22, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ a b "American single certifications – Shaquille O'Neal – (I Know I Got) Skillz". Recording Industry Association of America. December 21, 1993. Retrieved November 5, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  11. ^ a b c d e "Discography Shaquille O'Neal". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d For UK singles peaks:
  13. ^ a b "American album certifications – Shaquille O'Neal – Shaq Fu: Da Return". Recording Industry Association of America. January 11, 1995. Retrieved October 22, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  14. ^ a b c d "Steel – Original Soundtrack > Charts & Awards > Billboard Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corportation. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b Mitchell, Gary (July 24, 2004). "Athlete McGinest Fields Music Co.: Sports and Music Don't Always Mix". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 116 (30): 40. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  16. ^ a b Rosen, Craig (February 14, 1998). "A&M Reinforces R&B Efforts in Deal with Shaquille O'Neal Label". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 110 (7): 104. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  17. ^ "The Best of Shaquille O'Neal – Shaquille O'Neal > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Shoot Pass Slam! – Shaquille O'Neal > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Kazaam [Original Soundtrack] – Original Soundtrack > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1 – Shaquille O'Neal > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  21. ^ Minsker, Evan (March 25, 2011). "High Five: Unreleased Albums That Should Be Released". MTV Hive. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Shoot Pass Slam (Single)". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  23. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/quincy%20jones/
  24. ^ "Shoot, Pass, Slam". MTV.com. MTV Networks. October 26, 1993. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  25. ^ "I'm Outstanding". MTV.com. MTV Networks. October 26, 1993. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  26. ^ "(I Know I Got) Skillz". MTV.com. MTV Networks. October 26, 1993. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  27. ^ "'No Hook' by Shaquille O'Neal". VH1. MTV Networks. November 8, 1994. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  28. ^ "'Biological Didn't Bother' by Shaquille O'Neal". VH1. MTV Networks. December 8, 1999. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  29. ^ "'You Can't Stop the Reign' by Shaquille O'Neal". VH1. MTV Networks. November 19, 1996. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  30. ^ "'Strait Playin'' by Shaquille O'Neal". VH1. MTV Networks. November 19, 1996. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  31. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 11, 1995. Retrieved October 22, 2011.  This reference is best viewed in Internet Explorer.
  32. ^ "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 23, 2001. Retrieved October 23, 2011.  This reference is best viewed in Internet Explorer.
  33. ^ "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 27, 2001.  This reference is best viewed in Internet Explorer.

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