Shop Boyz

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Shop Boyz
Origin Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Years active 2004-present
Labels

Still Shop Entertainment, LLC

Management = TranScend Entertainment, LLC
Members Meanie
Fat
Sheed

The Shop Boyz are an Atlanta-based rap group.[1] They are most known for their single "Party Like a Rockstar"'. The group is composed of Demetrius "Meany" Hardin, Richard "Fat" Stephens and Rasheed "Sheed" Hightower.

Cover of Rockstar Mentality by Shop Boyz.

Career[edit]

After signing with Universal Republic Records, Shop Boyz began to record their debut album, Rockstar Mentality, which saw them create rock influenced-hip-hop. The album's lead single, "Party Like a Rockstar was released in May 2007 and achieved commercial success, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also topped US rap charts and charted in the top ten on pop and R&B charts, and went on to become the highest selling ringtone of 2007.[2] With its success, their debut, Rockstar Mentality, was released on June 19, 2007. Although it debuted at 11 on the US Billboard 200, it received a negative reception from critics and became a commercial disappointment, selling fewer than 200,000 copies to date[3] The album's second single, "They Like Me", had a similar fate, as it only charted below the top one hundred on US R&B charts. With the group only achieving minor success, they were eventually dropped by Universal Records.

In August 2008 Shop Boyz premiered "Up Thru There" as the lead single from their then-untitled second studio album. However, the song failed to gain a release for undisclosed reasons. Despite this, it still managed to chart within the lower region of US R&B charts. Shop Boyz went on to release the collaborative album, Community Service, Vol.2, with rapper, C-Murder, on March 23, 2010, which featured the track.[4] The group independently released an Extended play, entitled Back 2 Finish What We Started, on April 4, 2011.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
US
[6]
US R&B
[7]
US Rap
[8]
2007 Rockstar Mentality 11 4 2

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
[9]
US R&B
[10][11][12]
US Rap
[13]
US Pop
[14]
CAN
[15]
2007 "Party Like a Rockstar" 2 3 1 10 23 Rockstar Mentality
"They Like Me" 98
2008 "Up Thru There" 79 Non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shop Boyz by Mosi Reeves. Vibe. July 16, 2007.
  2. ^ "Shop Boyz End Year with Best Selling Ringtone for 2007". Reuters. December 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ Sonia Murray. "List of winners at BET awards". Access Atlanta. 
  4. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/community-service-vol.-2/id469475905
  5. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/back-2-finish-what-we-started/id430426065
  6. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  11. ^ http://api.billboard.com/apisvc/chart/v1/list?artist=shop_boyz&song=they&sdate=1990-10-10&edate=2010-12-20&api_key=bvk4re5h37dzvx87h7rf5dqz
  12. ^ http://api.billboard.com/apisvc/chart/v1/list?artist=shop_boyz&song=up&sdate=1990-10-10&edate=2010-12-20&api_key=bvk4re5h37dzvx87h7rf5dqz
  13. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 

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