Ben Harper discography

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The discography of Ben Harper consists of thirteen studio albums, five live albums, two digital albums, three concert films and three miscellaneous albums.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
SWI
[3]
FRA
[4]
NZ
[5]
ITA
[6]
POR
[7]
Welcome to the Cruel World
  • Album by Ben Harper
  • Released: February 8, 1994
  • Label: Virgin Records
94 11
Fight for Your Mind
  • Album by Ben Harper
  • Released: August 1, 1995
  • Label: Virgin Records
34 39 7
The Will to Live
  • Album by Ben Harper
  • Released: June 17, 1997
  • Label: Virgin Records
89 17 37 4 1
  • AUS: Platinum[8]
  • FRA: Platinum[13]
Burn to Shine
  • Album by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
  • Released: September 21, 1999
  • Label: Virgin Records
67 2 34 2 5
Diamonds On the Inside
  • Album by Ben Harper
  • Released: March 11, 2003
  • Label: Virgin Records
19 2 3 2 2 1 10
There Will Be a Light 81 6 3 1 7 1 7
Both Sides of the Gun
  • Album by Ben Harper
  • Released: March 21, 2006
  • Label: Virgin Records
7 1 4 2 1 1 3
Lifeline
  • Album by Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  • Released: August 28, 2007
  • Label: Virgin Records
9 7 1 1 6 1 5
White Lies for Dark Times
  • Album by Ben Harper and Relentless7
  • Released: May 5, 2009
  • Label: Virgin Records
9 17 7 6 11 7 23
Give Till It's Gone
  • Album by Ben Harper
  • Released: May 17, 2011
  • Label: Virgin Records
15 9 6 3 13 2 25
Get Up!
  • Album by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
  • Released: January 29, 2013
  • Label: Stax Records / Concord Music Group
27 44 55 13 30 17
Childhood Home
  • Album by Ben & Ellen Harper
  • Released: May 6, 2014
  • Label: Prestige Folklore
43 40 38 17 8
Call It What It Is
  • Album by Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
  • Released: April 8, 2016
  • Label: Concord Music Group
11 11 11 5 16 6 40
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
SWI
[3]
FRA
[4]
NZ
[5]
ITA
[6]
POR
[7]
Live from Mars
  • Album by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
  • Released: March 27, 2001
  • Label: Virgin Records
70 2 29 3 3 12
Live at the Apollo
  • Album by Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Released: March 14, 2005
  • Label: Virgin Records
96 39
Live at Twist & Shout
  • Album by Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  • Released: December 4, 2007
  • Label: Virgin Records
Live from the Montreal International Jazz Festival
  • Album by Ben Harper and Relentless7
  • Released: March 9, 2010
  • Label: Virgin Records
151 57 19
Live from the Granada Theater: Dallas, Texas September 10, 2013
  • Album by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
  • Released: December 31, 2013
  • Label: www.benharper.com
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[38]
FRA
[39]
Pleasure and Pain
  • Album by Ben Harper and Tom Freund
  • Released: March 15, 1992
  • Label: Cardas Records
As I Call You Down 50 154
By My Side
  • Career spanning Retrospective album by Ben Harper
  • Released: October 16, 2012
  • Label: Virgin / EMI
66
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Virtual albums[edit]

  • iTunes Originals - Ben Harper
  • iTunes Must Haves - Ben Harper

EPs[edit]

  • Ben Harper Tour EP (1996) – AUS #84[2]

DVDs[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Adult

[40]
US
Alt.

[41]
AUS
[2]
ITA
[42]
BRA JAP
[43]
UK
[44]
"Like A King / Whipping Boy" 1994 Welcome to the Cruel World
"Ground on Down" 1995 Fight for Your Mind
"Excuse Me Mr." 1996
"Gold to Me"
"Faded" 1997 43 54 The Will to Live
"Jah Work"
"Glory & Consequence"
"Mama's Trippin'" 1998 92
"Please Bleed" 1999 Burn to Shine
"Burn to Shine"
"Forgiven" 2000 50
"Steal My Kisses" 15
"With My Own Two Hands" 2003 47 Diamonds On the Inside
"Diamonds On the Inside" 31 68
"Brown Eyed Blues" 2004
"Wicked Man" There Will Be a Light
"There Will Be a Light"
"Better Way" 2006 51 32 Both Sides of the Gun
"Both Sides Of The Gun"
"Morning Yearning"
"Fight Outta You" 2007 Lifeline
"Fango"
(with Jovanotti)
3 Safari
"Boa Sorte/Good Luck"
(with Vanessa da Mata)
18 1 Sim
"In the Colors" 2008 Lifeline
"Fool for a Lonesome Train"
"Shimmer & Shine" 2009 46 White Lies for Dark Times
"Fly One Time"
"Lay There & Hate Me" 2010
"Skin Thin"
"The Word Suicide"
"Never Tear Us Apart"
(with INXS)
Original Sin
"Rock N' Roll Is Free" 2011 29 58 Give Till It's Gone
"Don't Give Up on Me Now" 32
"I Don't Believe A Word You Say" 2012 Get Up!
"Pink Balloon" 2016 Call It What It Is
"Shine" 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Special appearances[edit]

Ben Harper appears in the (2002) documentary: Standing in the Shadows of Motown where he performs "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", both are live tracks recorded December, 2000

Ben Harper appeared on John Mayer's The Village Sessions EP for the song "Waiting on the World to Change". The album was released on December 12, 2006.[47]

Harper played a slide guitar version of the "Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Game 3 of the 2007 NBA Finals on 12 June in Cleveland. Harper performed alongside Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and John Paul Jones at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2007. He also appears on the 2003 Pearl Jam DVD Live at the Garden where Harper plays alongside friends Pearl Jam for the songs "Daughter" & "Indifference".

In 2008, Harper played the guitar in the single Fango, track of Safari, album of the Italian singer-songwriter Jovanotti. He and Jovanotti performed the song as guests of Sanremo Music Festival 2008, on 29 February. Furthermore, that night Harper sung his song Lifeline.

Harper performed at several "Vote Obama" rallies and on the Willie Nelson show Outlaws & Angels. Harper teamed with the Skatalites to perform Fats Domino's "Be My Guest" on Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino. Harper was featured, alongside Jack Johnson, playing slide guitar with Toots and the Maytals, performing their 1970s reggae hit "Pressure Drop" on Saturday Night Live.

In January 2010, Harper and his band Relentless7 performed at the Grammy Museum with Ringo Starr in support of The Beatles drummer's self-produced album, Y Not.[48] In early 2010, Harper also performed "Ohio" at the MusiCares tribute to Neil Young.[49]

In July 2011, Harper performed as the headline musician at the Saturday in the Park music festival in Sioux City, IA.[50]

In April 2013, Harper and Charlie Musselwhite were invited to perform in front of President Barack Obama and the First Lady as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series which honoured "Memphis Soul." They performed the track "I'm In, I'm Out and I'm Gone" from the album "Get Up!".

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  41. ^ [2]
  42. ^ Peak positions on the Italian Singles Chart:
  43. ^ [3]
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