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)
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. The album went platinum in the US for selling more than a million copies.

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" (featuring Devin the Dude) S. Carter, R. Kelly Charlemagne 4:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[7] 100
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 73
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 19
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 12
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 20
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 22
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 42
UK Albums Chart[14] 37
US Billboard 200[15] 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 1

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