10 (LL Cool J album)

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10
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Studio album by LL Cool J
Released October 15, 2002
Recorded 2001–02
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 62:31
Label Def Jam, Universal
Producer The Neptunes, Poke & Tone, Ron Lawrence
LL Cool J chronology
G.O.A.T.
(2000)
10
(2002)
The DEFinition
(2004)
Singles from 10
  1. "Luv U Better"
    Released: September 13, 2002
  2. "Paradise"
    Released: January 14, 2003
  3. "Amazin'"
    Released: April 8, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Blender 3/5 stars [2]
PopMatters unfavorable [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [2]
Uncut 4/5 stars [4]

10 is the ninth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on October 15, 2002 by Def Jam Recordings. It peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200. LL Cool J and 10 hit a milestone in Def Jam history, being the first artist ever on Def Jam to have ten albums (out of his thirteen-album deal) under the same record label. It reached #26 on the United Kingdom charts, making it LL Cool J's highest charting album there to date.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Featured Artists Producer(s)
1 "Intro" 1:04 Trackmasters
2 "Born to Love You" 3:42 Kandice Love Trackmasters
3 "Luv U Better" 4:47 Marc Dorsey The Neptunes
4 "Paradise" 4:35 Amerie Trackmasters
5 "Fa Ha" 4:55 DJ S&S
6 "Niggy Nuts" 3:40 Pharrell The Neptunes
7 "Amazin'" 4:16 Kandice Love The Neptunes
8 "Clockin G's" 4:08 Pharrell The Neptunes
9 "Lollipop" 4:45 Chop & Big Joe
10 "After School" 4:39 Puff Daddy Chop & Big Joe
11 "Throw Ya L's Up" 3:52 Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence
12 "U Should" 4:20 Marc Dorsey The Neptunes
13 "10 Million Stars" 4:01 Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence
14 "Mirror Mirror" 4:26 Trackmasters
15 "Big Mama (Unconditional Love)" 5:34 Dru Hill Chop & Big Joe

Singles[edit]

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Single Chart (2002) Position
"Luv U Better" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
"Paradise" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 36

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart 100
French Albums Chart 106
German Albums Chart 64
Swiss Albums Chart 19
UK Albums Chart 26
US Billboard 200 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
US Billboard 200 130

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10 LL Cool J Allmusic.com John Bush
  2. ^ a b "10 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2002-10-15. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ Cibula, Matt. "L.L. Cool J: 10 < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Music: 10 [Bonus Track] (CD) by LL Cool J (Artist)". Tower.com. 2003-02-04. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  5. ^ "British album certifications – LL Cool J – 10". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter 10 in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  6. ^ "American album certifications – LL Cool J – 10". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH