Wu-Tang Clan discography

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Wu-Tang Clan discography

Members of the Wu-Tang Clan and their affiliates performing at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore.
Releases
Studio albums 5
Singles 16
Compilations 19
Other appearances 12

The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York City–based hip-hop musical group, consisting of nine American rappers: RZA, GZA, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Masta Killa, and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.

One of the most critically and commercially successful hip hop groups of all time, Wu-Tang Clan rose to fame with their uncompromising brand of hardcore rap music. Since their debut, they have introduced or launched the careers of numerous other artists and groups, and already in 1994 there were credited to be over 300 Wu-Tang Clan affiliates,[1] known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees, consisting of rappers, producers, and record label CEOs.[2] As a group, Wu Tang has sold over 6.5 million copies in the US. RZA has stated that Wu-Tang Clan has sold around 40 million records worldwide, including individual members' album sales as well as group sales collectively.

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL
[6]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[7]
FRA
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 41 77
Wu-Tang Forever
  • Released: June 3, 1997
  • Label: Loud Records (#66905)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
1 8 17 23 1 11 8 11 1
The W
  • Released: November 20, 2000
  • Label: Columbia (#62193)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
5 51 13 16 9 33 13 24 19
Iron Flag
  • Released: December 18, 2001
  • Label: Columbia (#86236)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
32 46 36 61 39 77
8 Diagrams
  • Released: December 11, 2007
  • Label: Universal Motown (#1037702)
  • Formats: CD, LP
25 88 84 19
A Better Tomorrow To be released

Compilations[edit]

Year Compilation details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
US
[3]
US
R&B
[3]
US
Ind.
[3]
FRA
[8]
UK
1998 The Swarm 4
[17]
3
[17]
1999 Wu-Chronicles 25 16
2001 Wu-Chronicles, Chapter 2
  • Released: July 3, 2001
  • Label: Priority Records (#24461)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
72 30
2002 The Sting 46
[17]
9
[17]
1
[17]
2004 Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1 82 36 137
Legend of the Wu-Tang Clan
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: BMG Heritage (#61645)
  • Format: CD, LP
72 35
2005 Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture
  • Released: October 18, 2005
  • Label: Babygrande (#212)
  • Formats: CD
190
[19]
68
[19]
17
[19]
2007 Mathematics Presents Wu-Tang Clan
& Friends Unreleased
  • Released: February 6, 2007
  • Label: Nature Sounds (#127)
  • Formats: CD
Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits
  • Released: February 19, 2007[20]
  • Label: Sony (#88697046692
  • Formats: CD
Wu-Box: Cream of the Clan[21]
Return of the Swarm[22]
  • Released: July 2, 2007
  • Label: 101 Distribution (#10159322)
  • Formats: CD
Return of the Swarm, Vol. 4[23]
  • Released: August 13, 2007
  • Label: CMP Entertainment (#10159322)
  • Formats: CD
Wu XM Radio[24]
  • Released: August 20, 2007
  • Label: Think Differently (#45)
  • Formats: CD
Lost Anthology[25]
  • Released: October 27, 2007
  • Label: Think Differently (#47)
  • Formats: CD
2008 Return of the Swarm, Vol. 5[26]
  • Released: February 9, 2008
  • Label: 101 Distribution (#10103636)
  • Formats: CD
Soundtracks from the Shaolin Temple[27]
  • Released: October 7, 2008
  • Label: Wanderluxe (#17)
  • Formats: CD
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan[28] 32
Killa Bees Attack[29]
  • Released: November 24, 2008
  • Label: J Love Enterprises (#8829)
  • Formats: CD
2009 Wu-Tang Chamber Music
  • Released: June 30, 2009
  • Label: E1 Music (#4215)
  • Formats: CD, LP
49 13 3 196
Wu-Tang Meet the Indie Culture, Vol. 2
  • Released: November 10, 2009
  • Label: ihiphop (#21)
  • Formats: CD
87
2011 Legendary Weapons[30]
  • Released: July 26, 2011
  • Label: E1 Music
  • Formats: CD, download
41 10 6 151
[31]
2014 Once Upon a Time in Shaolin[32]
  • Released: TBA, 2014
  • Label: EZCLZIV Scluzay[33]
  • Formats: TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B US Rap AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL
[34]
FRA
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
1993 "Protect Ya Neck" Enter the Wu-Tang
(36 Chambers)
"Method Man" 69 40 17
1994 "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'"
"C.R.E.A.M." 60 32 8
"Can It Be All So Simple" 116 82 24
1995 "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit"
1997 "Triumph" A 50 6 46 Wu-Tang Forever
"It'z Yourz" 75 21
1998 "Reunited"
2000 "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" 52 9 The W
2001 "Gravel Pit" 70 20 35 23 7 95 9 6
"Careful (Click, Click)"
2002 "Uzi (Pinky Ring)" 92 16 Iron Flag
"Back in the Game" 105
"Rules"
2007 "The Heart Gently Weeps" 8 Diagrams
"Take It Back"
2013 "Family Reunion" Non-album single
2014 "Keep Watch" A Better Tomorrow
"Ron O'Neal"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
  • A Did not chart on the Hot 100 or Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts (Billboard rules at the time prevented album cuts from charting). Chart peak listed here represents Hot 100 Airplay and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts data.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Track(s) Artist(s) Album
1994 "Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)"[35] various artists Fresh OST
"Anything (Old School Remix)" SWV Remixes
1995 "Let Me at Them"[36] various artists Tales from the Hood OST
"Dirty Dancing"[37] various artists The Jerky Boys: The Movie OST
1996 "America"[38] various artists America is Dying Slowly
1997 "Sucker M.C.'s" various artists In tha Beginning…There Was Rap
"Diesel"[39] various artists Soul in the Hole OST
"Niggas be Trippin'" various artists Damo C. and Melly Mel Como-tion
Collabo Album
"Tragedy" various artists Rhyme and Reason OST
1998 "Put Your Hammer Down"
"Wu-Tang Cream Team Lineup"
Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape, Vol. 3: 60 Minutes of Funk
"Windpipe" various artists Belly OST
"And You Don't Stop" various artists Rush Hour OST
"Say What You Want"[40] Texas The Greatest Hits
1999 "Fast Shadow" various artists Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai OST
2000 "Shame"
"Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing ta Fuck Wit"
"For Heaven's Sake 2000"
various artists Loud Rocks
"Shaolin Worldwide" various artists Next Friday OST
2000 "The Abduction" Tony Touch The Piece Maker
2001 "What You In Fo" various artists Oz OST
2004 "Black Mamba" various artists Kill Bill Volume 2 OST (hidden track)
"Rock Steady" Tony Touch The Piece Maker 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  20. ^ "allmusic ((( Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  21. ^ "allmusic ((( Wu Box: The Cream of the Clan > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  22. ^ "allmusic ((( Return of the Swarm > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  23. ^ "allmusic ((( Return of the Swarm, Vol. 4 > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  24. ^ "allmusic ((( Wu XM Radio > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  25. ^ "allmusic ((( Lost Anthology > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  26. ^ "allmusic ((( Return of the Swarm, Vol. 5 > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  27. ^ "allmusic ((( Soundtracks from the Shaolin Temple > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  28. ^ "allmusic ((( Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  29. ^ "allmusic ((( Killa Bees Attack > Overview)))". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  30. ^ [1][dead link]
  31. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/110806cluk.txt
  32. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/54518-wu-tang-clan-announce-another-new-album-once-upon-a-time-in-shaolin/
  33. ^ http://scluzay.com/
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  35. ^ "Fresh (Original Soundtrack)". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  36. ^ "Tales from the Hood (Original Soundtrack)". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  37. ^ "Jerky Boys (Original Soundtrack)". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  38. ^ "America is Dying Slowly". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  39. ^ "Soul in the Hole (Original Soundtrack)". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  40. ^ Texas feat. The Wu-Tang Clan - Say What You Want (All Day, Every Day) - hitparade.ch

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