The Best of Both Worlds (Jay-Z and R. Kelly album)

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The Best of Both Worlds
Studio album by R. Kelly and Jay-Z
Released March 26, 2002 (US)
Recorded October 2001 - January 2002
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 49:16
56:41 (Bonuses)
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, Jive, Rockland
Producer R. Kelly (also executive)
Jay-Z (executive)
Poke & Tone, Megahertz, Charlemagne
R. Kelly and Jay-Z chronology
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002)
Unfinished Business
(2004)
R. Kelly chronology
TP-2.com
(2000)
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002)
Chocolate Factory
(2003)
Jay-Z chronology
Jay-Z: Unplugged
(2001)
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002)
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]
USA Today 3/4 stars[5]

The Best of Both Worlds is a 2002 collaborative album by R. Kelly & Jay-Z.[6] The album sold 285,000 in its opening week and debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart. The album received lukewarm reviews from music critics.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Best of Both Worlds"   S. Carter, R. Kelly, D. Wesley Megahertz 3:12
2. "Take You Home with Me a.k.a. Body"   S. Carter, R. Kelly, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier R. Kelly, Poke and Tone 3:35
3. "Break Up to Make Up"   S. Carter, R. Kelly R. Kelly, Poke and Tone 4:08
4. "It Ain't Personal"   S. Carter, R. Kelly R. Kelly, Poke and Tone 4:24
5. "The Streets"   S. Carter, R. Kelly R. Kelly 4:34
6. "Green Light" (featuring Beanie Sigel) S. Carter, R. Kelly, D. Grant R. Kelly, Tone (co.) 2:48
7. "Naked" (R. Kelly Solo) R. Kelly R. Kelly 3:08
8. "Shake Ya Body" (featuring Lil' Kim) S. Carter, R. Kelly, K. Jones, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier R. Kelly, Poke and Tone 3:19
9. "Somebody's Girl"   S. Carter, R. Kelly, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier R. Kelly, Poke and Tone 3:41
10. "Get This Money"   S. Carter, R. Kelly R. Kelly, Tone (co.) 3:04
11. "Shorty"   S. Carter, R. Kelly, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier R. Kelly, Poke and Tone 4:10
12. "Honey" (featuring The Bee Gees) S. Carter, R. Kelly, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier, M. Gibb, B. Gibb, R. Gibb R. Kelly, Poke and Tone 4:02
13. "Pussy" (feat. Devin the Dude) S. Carter, R. Kelly Charlemagne 4:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard 200 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1
German Albums Chart 22
Australian Albums Chart 100
Canadian Albums Chart 19
Swedish Albums Chart 42
Dutch Albums Chart 12
Austrian Albums Chart 73
UK Albums Chart 37
French Albums Chart 20

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