Greatest Hits (The Notorious B.I.G. album)

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Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by The Notorious B.I.G.
Released March 6, 2007
Recorded 1994–2005
Genre Gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop
Length 76:08
Label Bad Boy, Atlantic
The Notorious B.I.G. chronology
Duets: The Final Chapter
(2005)
Greatest Hits
(2007)
Notorious (soundtrack)
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (8/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars[4]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine B−[6]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by The Notorious B.I.G. The album was released on March 6, 2007 by Bad Boy Records, three days before the 10th anniversary of his death.

The album was criticized for not containing many of the Notorious B.I.G.'s biggest hits, including: "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Going Back to Cali", "Player's Anthem" and "Sky's the Limit".[7] It was also criticized as an unnecessary release, given the limited amount of material which the Notorious B.I.G. released in his lifetime and the inferior quality of his posthumously-published work.[8]

Greatest Hits debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number one in the issue dated March 14, 2007, with 100,000 copies sold in its first week of release.[9] As of 2007, it is the last greatest hits album to debut at the number one position on the Billboard 200.

The album sold 178,702 units in four weeks. The album has been certified Gold by both the BPI and RIAA and has sold over 751,000 copies in the US to date.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Source album Length
1. "Juicy" Ready to Die (1994) 5:02
2. "Big Poppa" Ready to Die 4:10
3. "Hypnotize" (featuring Pam from Total) Life After Death (1997) 3:50
4. "One More Chance (Stay With Me Remix)" (featuring Faith Evans and Mary J. Blige) Bad Boy's Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2005) (originally from Ready to Die) 4:22
5. "Get Money" (with Junior M.A.F.I.A.) Conspiracy (1995) 4:35
6. "Warning" Ready to Die 3:39
7. "Dead Wrong" (featuring Eminem) Born Again (1999) 4:58
8. "Who Shot Ya?" Ready to Die - The Remaster and Born Again 5:17
9. "Ten Crack Commandments" Life After Death 3:24
10. "Notorious Thugs" (featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) Life After Death 6:08
11. "Notorious B.I.G." (featuring Lil' Kim & Diddy) Born Again 3:12
12. "Nasty Girl" (featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm) Duets: The Final Chapter (2005) 4:47
13. "Unbelievable" Ready to Die 3:40
14. "Niggas Bleed" Life After Death 4:52
15. "Running Your Mouth" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Nate Dogg & Busta Rhymes) previously unreleased 3:33
16. "Want That Old Thing Back" (featuring Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant) previously unreleased 4:59
17. "Fuck You Tonight" (featuring R. Kelly) Life After Death 5:45

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007–2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[11] 36
Canadian Albums Chart[12] 183
UK Albums Chart[13] 65
UK R&B Albums Chart[14] 5
US Billboard 200 1
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
US Billboard Top Rap Albums 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Amount
United Kingdom Gold 100,000+

References[edit]

Preceded by
Daughtry by Daughtry
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 18, 2007 – March 24, 2007
Succeeded by
Luvanmusiq by Musiq Soulchild