Clones (album)

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Clones
The Neptunes Present...Clones (The Neptunes album - cover art).jpg
Compilation album by The Neptunes
Released August 19, 2003
Recorded 2002–2003
Genre
Length 63:34
Label
Producer The Neptunes
Singles from Clones
  1. "Hot Damn"
    Released: April 29, 2003
  2. "Light Your Ass On Fire"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Frontin'"
    Released: June 3, 2003
  4. "It Blows My Mind"
    Released: 2003

The Neptunes Present...Clones is a compilation album produced and released by American production duo The Neptunes (producer-singer Pharrell Williams and producer Chad Hugo). It was released on August 19, 2003 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. The album featured four singles; "Frontin'" by Pharrell, "Light Your Ass On Fire" by Busta Rhymes, "Hot Damn" by Clipse and "It Blows My Mind" by Snoop Dogg.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com (7/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[4]

Clones received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 250,000 copies in the United States.[5] In its second week the album fell to #3 on the Billboard 200 selling 115,000 copies.[6] In the third week Clones fell on #6 on the US chart with 81,000 copies, for a 3-week total of 450,000 units.[7] The album sold over 500,000 domestically, has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by The Neptunes.

Clones — North American standard version
No. Title Length
1. "Intro" (performed by The Neptunes) 0:26
2. "Light Your Ass on Fire" (performed by Busta Rhymes featuring Pharrell) 3:39
3. "Blaze of Glory" (performed by Clipse featuring Pharrell & Ab-Liva) 3:51
4. "It Wasn't Us" (performed by Ludacris featuring I-20) 3:34
5. "Frontin'" (Pharrell featuring JAY Z) 3:56
6. "Good Girl" (performed by Vanessa Marquez) 4:10
7. "If" (performed by Nelly) 4:10
8. "Hot" (performed by Rosco P. Coldchain featuring Pusha T & Boo-Bonic) 3:36
9. "It Blows My Mind" (performed by Snoop Dogg) 4:59
10. "Half-Steering..." (performed by Spymob) 3:34
11. "Fuck N' Spend" (performed by The High Speed Scene) 1:27
12. "Loser" (performed by N*E*R*D featuring Clipse) 3:11
13. "Rock 'n' Roll" (performed by Fam-Lay) 4:19
14. "The Don of Dons (Put De Ting Pon Dem)" (performed by Super Cat featuring Jadakiss) 4:10
15. "Hot Damn" (performed by Clipse featuring Ab-Liva, Pharrell & Rosco P. Coldchain) 4:03
16. "Put 'Em Up" (performed by N.O.R.E. featuring Pharrell) 3:31
17. "Pop Shit" (performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard featuring Pharrell) 3:34
18. "Popular Thug" (performed by Kelis featuring Nas) 3:54
Clones — Limited Edition Bonus DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Frontin'" (performed by Pharrell featuring Jay-Z (Music Video))  
2. "Hot Damn" (performed by Clipse featuring Ab-Liva, Pharrell & Rosco P. Coldchain (Music Video))  
3. "Rock 'n' Roll" (performed by Fam-Lay (Music Video))  
4. "Eight Planet Short Film"  

Credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 24
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 34
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 7
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[11] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 1
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 52
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 22
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[11] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 27
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 29
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[17] 56
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[18] 1
US Billboard 200[19] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[20] 1
Preceded by
Greatest Hits Volume II and Some Other Stuff
by Alan Jackson
Billboard 200 number-one album
August 31 – September 6, 2003
Succeeded by
Love & Life by Mary J. Blige

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[21] Gold 500,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Neptunes :: The Neptunes Present... Clones :: Star Trak/Arista Records". Rapreviews.com. 2003-08-26. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  3. ^ "The Neptunes: The Neptunes Present...Clones : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. 2003-08-13. Archived from the original on 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1". Billboard. 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  6. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-09-03). "'Love & Life' Puts Blige Back On Top". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  7. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-09-10). "Duff Debut Tops Album Chart". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
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  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones". Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Official Compilations Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "The Neptunes – Chart history" Billboard 200 for The Neptunes.
  20. ^ "The Neptunes – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for The Neptunes.
  21. ^ "American album certifications – The Neptunes – Clones". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH