LL Cool J discography

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LL Cool J discography
LL Cool J with arms raised at 2007 MyCoke Fest in Atlanta.JPG
LL Cool J at the MyCokeFest in Atlanta, Georgia - 2007
Studio albums14
Compilation albums2
Singles59

This is the discography of rapper LL Cool J.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
CAN
[3][4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
NED
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
Radio 46 6 71
Bigger and Deffer
  • Released: June 2, 1987
  • Label: Def Jam, Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
3 1 39 35 28 23 54
Walking with a Panther
  • Released: June 13, 1989
  • Label: Def Jam, Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
6 1 64 63 48 43
Mama Said Knock You Out
  • Released: September 18, 1990
  • Label: Def Jam, Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
16 2 32 49
14 Shots to the Dome
  • Released: March 30, 1993
  • Label: Def Jam, Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
5 1 74 36 74
Mr. Smith
  • Released: November 21, 1995
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
20 4 53 75 33 60 90
Phenomenon
  • Released: October 14, 1997
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
7 4 7 24 48 39 57 48 37
G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time)
  • Released: September 12, 2000
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
1 1 5 56 17 35 13 29
10
  • Released: October 15, 2002
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
2 1 106 64 100 19 26
The DEFinition
  • Released: August 31, 2004
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
4 3 23 136 50 85 35 66
Todd Smith
  • Released: April 11, 2006
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
6 2 99 64 79
Exit 13
  • Released: September 9, 2008
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
9 3 75
Authentic
  • Released: April 30, 2013
  • Label: S-BRO
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
23 7 87 57

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
CAN
[3][4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
NED
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
All World: Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 5, 1996
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
29 21 20 46 31 32 45 23
All World 2
  • Released: December 8, 2009
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[15]
US
Dance

[16]
US
R&B

[17]
US
Rap

[18]
AUS
[19]
CAN
[20]
GER
[21]
IRE
[22]
NED
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWI
[25]
UK
[26]
1984 "I Need a Beat" Non-album single
1985 "I Can't Live Without My Radio" 21 15 95 Radio
1986 "Rock the Bells" 24 17 98
"I Can Give You More" 21
"You'll Rock" 59
1987 "I'm Bad" 84 23 4 74 34 71 Bigger and Deffer
"I Need Love" 14 1 6 10 3 6 8
"Go Cut Creator Go" 76 66
1988 "Going Back to Cali" 31 19 12 37 Walking with a Panther
1989 "I'm That Type of Guy" 15 11 7 1 148 11 43
"Big Ole Butt" 57 13
"One Shot at Love" 68
1990 "Jingling Baby" 32 6
"To da Break of Dawn" 17 Mama Said Knock You Out
"The Boomin' System" 48 10 6 1 83
"Around the Way Girl" 9 7 5 1 45 27 41
1991 "Mama Said Knock You Out" 17 11 12 1 37 47
"Around the Way Girl" (remix) 36
"6 Minutes of Pleasure" 95 37 26 7 93
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" 100 Simply Mad About the Mouse
"Strictly Business" Strictly Business soundtrack
1993 "How I'm Comin'" 57 24 28 1 16 37 14 Shots to the Dome
"Back Seat (Of My Jeep)" 42 24 2
"Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings"
"Stand By Your Man" 48 67 24
1995 "Hey Lover" (featuring Boyz II Men) 3 3 3 1 11 50 34 12 5 17 Mr. Smith
1996 "Doin' It" (featuring LeShaun) 9 3 7 2 65 36 10 16 47 15
"Loungin" (featuring Total) 3 3 4 1 56 32 19 11 11 7
"Ain't Nobody" 46 9 57 23 60 33 12 30 30 1 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America soundtrack
1997 "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" (with B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio and Method Man) 14 8 5 17 11 8 Space Jam soundtrack
"Phenomenon" 55 7 16 14 29 27 43 28 21 11 22 9 Phenomenon
"4, 3, 2, 1" (featuring Method Man, Redman, Canibus and DMX) 75 5 24 10
1998 "Father" 18 12 1 27 10
"Hot Hot Hot" 83 48 74 13
"Zoom" (with Dr. Dre) 44 67 45 15 Bulworth soundtrack
1999 "Deepest Bluest" 77 Deep Blue Sea soundtrack
2000 "Imagine That" 98 46 16 90 G.O.A.T.
"Take it Off" 35
"You and Me" (featuring Kelly Price) 59 44 95 53 49 85
"Shut 'Em Down" 88 31 Any Given Sunday soundtrack
2002 "Luv U Better" 4 1 2 74 42 7 10
2003 "Paradise" (featuring Ameriie) 36 14 10 28 46 70 18
"Amazin'" 73
2004 "Headsprung" 16 7 4 80 20 25 The DEFinition
2005 "Hush" (featuring 7 Aurelius) 26 14 11 23 3
2006 "It's LL and Santana" (featuring Juelz Santana) Todd Smith
"Control Myself" (featuring Jennifer Lopez) 4 28 9 17 4 25 5 19 7 2
"Freeze" (featuring Lyfe Jennings) 65
2008 "Cry" (featuring Lil' Mo) Exit 13
"Baby" (featuring The-Dream) 52 22 10 56
2009 "NCIS: No Crew Is Superior" Non-album singles
2011 "No More" (featuring Ne-Yo) 87
2012 "Ratchet"
"Take It" (featuring Joe) Authentic
2013 "Whaddup" (featuring Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip)
"We Came to Party" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Fatman Scoop)
"Live for You" (featuring Brad Paisley)
"Not Leaving You Tonight" (featuring Fitz & The Tantrums with Eddie Van Halen)
2014 "The Hustler" (featuring Mavado) G.O.A.T. 2
2016 "You Already" (featuring Troy Ave) TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Charts Certifications Album
US
[15]
US
Dance

[16]
US
R&B

[17]
US
Rap

[18]
AUS
[19]
CAN
[20]
GER
[21]
IRE
[22]
NED
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWI
[25]
UK
[26]
1991 "Rampage"
(EPMD featuring LL Cool J)
30 2 Business as Usual
"Why Me Baby?"
(Keith Sweat featuring LL Cool J)
44 40 2 4 Keep It Comin'
1996 "This Is for the Lover in You"
(Babyface featuring LL Cool J)
6 2 2 50 10 19 12 12 The Day
1998 "Incredible"
(Keith Murray featuring LL Cool J)
70 36 52 It's a Beautiful Thing
1999 "Say What"
(Violator featuring LL Cool J)
Violator: The Album and Deep Blue Sea soundtrack
2001 "Put Your Hands Up"
(Violator featuring LL Cool J)
- Violator: The Album, V2.0
2001 "Fatty Girl"
(Ludacris featuring LL Cool J and Keith Murray)
87 32 6 The Good Life
2002 "All I Have"
(Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J)
1 4 2 19 7 5 1 15 2 This Is Me... Then
2010 "We Are the World 25 for Haiti"
(As part of Artists for Haiti)
2 18 7 9 8 50
  • MC: 3× Platinum[30]
Charity single
2013 "Accidental Racist"
(Brad Paisley featuring LL Cool J)
77 Wheelhouse
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director[31]
1987 "I'm Bad" Rolando Hudson
"I Need Love"
1988 "Going Back to Cali" Rick Menello
1989 "I'm That Type of Guy" Scott Kalvert
"Big Ole Butt" Paris Barclay
"Jingling Baby"
"One Shot at Love"
1990 "Around the Way Girl"
"Mama Said Knock You Out" Paris Barclay
"The Boomin' System"
1991 "6 Minutes of Pleasure" Marcus Nispel
"Strictly Business" Paris Barclay
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" Scott Garen
1993 "Stand By Your Man"
"Back Seat"
"Pink Cookies"
1996 "Hey Lover" Hype Williams
"Doin' It"
"Loungin' (remix)"
"Ain't Nobody" Michael Martin
"Summer Love"
1997 "Phenomenon" Paul Hunter
"4, 3, 2, 1" Diane Martel
"Father" Samuel Bayer
"Dear Mallika"
1998 "Hot, Hot, Hot" Paul Hunter
1999 "Deepest Bluest" Renny Harlin
2000 "Shut 'em Down" David Meyers
"Imagine That" Hype Williams
"You And Me"
2001 "Blink Blink (With Spax)"
2002 "Luv U Better" Benny Boom
"Paradise"
"All I Have" David Meyers
2004 "Headsprung" Fat Cats
"Hush" Jessy Terrero
2006 "Control Myself (With Jennifer Lopez)" Hype Williams
"Freeze"
2008 "Rocking With The G.O.A.T."
"Baby"
"Feel My Heart Beat (Yahoo Live Sets)"
2010 "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" Paul Haggis
2012 "Take It" Paris Barclay
2014 "The Hustler" Benny Boom
2014 "I'm Nice" Benny Boom

References[edit]

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  15. ^ a b "US Hot 100 Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  16. ^ a b "US Dance Sales Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  17. ^ a b "US R&B Singles Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  18. ^ a b "US Rap Songs Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  19. ^ a b Australian (ARIA) singles chart peaks:
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  26. ^ a b "UK Charts". The Official Charts Company UK. Retrieved 2014-12-21.
  27. ^ "American single certifications – LL Cool J – Going Back to Cali". Recording Industry Association of America". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
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  31. ^ Artist Videography. MVDBase.