Epic Rap Battles of History discography
|Epic Rap Battles of History discography|
The following is the discography of the cast from the web series Epic Rap Battles of History. The series was created by Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist. Additionally, Maker Studios, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, produces, directs and distributes the series.
On September 26, 2010, "John Lennon vs. Bill O'Reilly," the first music video was released on Shukoff's channel, where the rest of the first season was released. Since the second season, ERB music videos have been distributed through its own YouTube channel, which has amassed over 13.5 million subscribers and 3.1 billion video views, as of July 2016.
In 2013, the single "Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney", was the first YouTube music video to achieve a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). "Darth Vader vs. Hitler" and "Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking" also achieved RIAA gold certification during 2013. "Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare", "Master Chief vs Leonidas", "Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates" and "Justin Bieber vs Beethoven" were subsequently certified Gold in 2014. On June 4, 2015, "Mario Bros. vs Wright Bros.", "Mr T vs Mr Rogers" and "Abe Lincoln vs Chuck Norris" achieved RIAA gold certification. On January 29, 2016, "Darth Vader vs Adolf Hitler 2" was certified gold. The popularity of the music videos has led to mainstream partnerships, such as the one with Ubisoft, using the "Blackbeard vs Al Capone" episode to promote Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Additionally, "Terminator vs Robocop" in the fourth season was used to promote the upcoming release of the film Terminator Genisys and featured an appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger. ERB's popularity has also led to its association with mainstream artists such as Snoop Dogg, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Chali 2na.
ERBOH Season 1, the series' first album was released on a compact disc through DFTBA Records in December 2011, including all 15 tracks from the first season of the series, including 2 bonus live tracks. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 was digitally released on May 22, 2013 on iTunes through Maker Studios. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3 was released in 2014 through the official ERB website's online shop.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|ERBOH Season 1||—|
|Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2||11|
|Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3||—|
Note: View counts are accurate estimations as of July 12, 2016
|Certified gold by the RIAA|
|Most viewed in respective season|
|Title||Video upload date||Views||Certifications|
|John Lennon vs Bill O'Reilly||September 26, 2010||36,339,618||n/a|
|Darth Vader vs Hitler||November 10, 2010||94,372,792||RIAA: Gold|
|Abe Lincoln vs Chuck Norris||December 8, 2010||72,741,925||RIAA: Gold|
|Sarah Palin vs Lady Gaga||January 12, 2011||45,020,937||n/a|
|Hulk Hogan and Macho Man vs Kim Jong-il||February 2, 2011||41,882,043||n/a|
|Justin Bieber vs Beethoven||March 2, 2011||89,168,324||RIAA: Gold|
|Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking||March 30, 2011||104,744,660||RIAA: Gold|
|Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny||April 20, 2011||39,602,676||n/a|
|Napoleon vs Napoleon||May 18, 2011||48,450,133||n/a|
|Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin||June 23, 2011||40,301,714||n/a|
|Gandalf vs Dumbledore||July 14, 2011||49,687,564||n/a|
|Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare||August 17, 2011||80,909,291||RIAA: Gold|
|Mr. T vs Mr. Rogers||September 14, 2011||69,836,182||RIAA: Gold|
|Columbus vs Captain Kirk||October 10, 2011||36,785,884||n/a|
|Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD||November 18, 2011||34,756,740||n/a|
|Hitler vs Vader 2||December 8, 2011||80,801,903||RIAA: Gold|
|Master Chief vs Leonidas||January 31, 2012||93,644,355||RIAA: Gold|
|Mario Bros vs Wright Bros||February 16, 2012||83,431,024||RIAA: Gold|
|Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley||April 2, 2012||60,694,267||n/a|
|Cleopatra vs Marilyn Monroe||May 7, 2012||65,456,386||n/a|
|Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates||June 14, 2012||111,420,984||RIAA: Gold|
|Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury||October 1, 2012||49,344,570||n/a|
|Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney||October 15, 2012||122,605,035||RIAA: Gold|
|Doc Brown vs Doctor Who||October 29, 2012||50,692,422||n/a|
|Clint Eastwood vs Bruce Lee||November 12, 2012||59,353,255||n/a|
|Batman vs Sherlock Holmes||November 27, 2012||62,338,247||n/a|
|Moses vs Santa Claus||December 10, 2012||69,154,374||n/a|
|Adam vs Eve||February 11, 2013||55,937,020||n/a|
|Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr.||February 25, 2013||62,573,387||n/a|
|Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison||March 11, 2013||37,489,511||n/a|
|Babe Ruth vs Lance Armstrong||March 25, 2013||31,448,218||n/a|
|Mozart vs Skrillex||April 8, 2013||85,052,555||n/a|
|Rasputin vs Stalin||April 22, 2013||75,862,440||n/a|
|Hitler vs Vader 3||October 7, 2013||39,387,480||n/a|
|Blackbeard vs Al Capone||October 21, 2013||39,128,505||n/a|
|Miley Cyrus vs Joan of Arc||November 4, 2013||58,545,291||n/a|
|Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso||November 18, 2013||29,203,255||n/a|
|Michael Jordan vs Muhammad Ali||December 3, 2013||42,929,774||n/a|
|Donald Trump vs Ebenezer Scrooge||December 19, 2013||34,302,431||n/a|
|Rick Grimes vs Walter White||May 5, 2014||50,344,634||n/a|
|Goku vs Superman||May 19, 2014||68,856,641||n/a|
|Stephen King vs Edgar Allan Poe||June 2, 2014||39,344,388||n/a|
|Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye||June 16, 2014||46,316,854||n/a|
|George Washington vs William Wallace||June 30, 2014||32,923,901||n/a|
|Artists vs TMNT||July 14, 2014||65,103,913||n/a|
|Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters||November 10, 2014||35,832,465||n/a|
|Romeo and Juliet vs Bonnie and Clyde||November 17, 2014||32,478,785||n/a|
|Zeus vs Thor||November 24, 2014||28,923,694||n/a|
|Jack the Ripper vs Hannibal Lecter||December 1, 2014||35,540,179||n/a|
|Oprah vs Ellen||December 8, 2014||29,704,998||n/a|
|Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock||December 15, 2014||39,282,987||n/a|
|Lewis and Clark vs Bill and Ted||May 25, 2015||14,148,151||n/a|
|David Copperfield vs Harry Houdini||June 8, 2015||13,345,455||n/a|
|Terminator vs Robocop||June 22, 2015||27,096,628||n/a|
|Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers||July 6, 2015||25,612,169||n/a|
|Shaka Zulu vs Julius Caesar||July 20, 2015||21,967,449||n/a|
|Jim Henson vs Stan Lee||August 3, 2015||23,111,346||n/a|
|Deadpool vs Boba Fett||December 16, 2015||37,145,213||n/a|
|J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin||May 2, 2016||13,549,917||n/a|
|Gordon Ramsay vs Julia Child||May 18, 2016||13,489,172||n/a|
|Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson||May 30, 2016||8,437,627||n/a|
|James Bond vs Austin Powers||June 14, 2016||11,558,830||n/a|
|Bruce Banner vs Bruce Jenner||June 29, 2016||4,836,396||n/a|
|Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible||July 12, 2016||461,919||n/a|
|TOTAL||as of July 12, 2016||3,104,810,883||11 certified gold singles|
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- "2013 'Landmark Year' For RIAA's Gold & Platinum Program". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "RIAA – Searchable Database: Epic Rap Battles of History". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Ubisoft Promotes Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag with Epic Rap Battles in new Video". Player Essence. October 21, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- Glenn, Devon (June 12, 2013). "'Epic Rap Battles' Creators on Snoop: 'He's an Innovative Dude, That Dude'". Social Times. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
- Barness, Sarah (June 17, 2014). "Weird Al And 'Bill Nye' Face Off In Epic Rap Battle Because The Universe Is Infinitely Awesome". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
- Gutelle, Sam (June 16, 2014). "Weird Al Is Isaac Newton In New 'Epic Rap Battles Of History' Episode". Tubefilter. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
- Epic Rap Battles of History News. ERB News. YouTube. December 16, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "Epic Rap Battles of History CD". DFTBA Records. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2". iTunes. May 22, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "Season 3 Limited-Edition CD". Epic Rap Battles of History. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Chart Search for Epic Rap Battles of History". Billboard. Retrieved June 30, 2015.