Queen Latifah discography

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Queen Latifah discography
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Studio albums 7
Compilation albums 1
Singles 23

These are the discography and certification of American rapper and jazz/blues singer Dana Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah.

Latifah's first album, All Hail the Queen was released on November 7, 1989 by Tommy Boy Records. The album was a moderate success in the United States, eventually selling 150,000 copies, and 700,000 Worldwide. The album charted at #124 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, and #6 on the U.S. R&B Chart.

Latifah's second album, Nature of a Sista was released on September 3, 1991 by Tommy Boy Records. The album saw less success, selling 100,000 copies in the United States, and 500,000 copies Worldwide. The album charted at #117 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and a lower position on the R&B Chart of #32.

Latifah signed a new record deal in 1992 to Motown Records and released her third album, Black Reign on November 16, 1993. The album fared much better than her previous releases, becoming her first album to earn a Gold certification in the United States. The album charted well, reaching #60 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, and #15 on the U.S. R&B Chart. The album has sold 500,000 copies in the United States and 1,500,000 Worldwide.

After a five year hiatus from the industry due to the death of her brother Lance Owens, Latifah released her much anticipated fourth album, Order in the Court on June 16, 1998 from Motown Records. The album showed the same treatment as her second record, selling only 100,000 copies in the United States and 500,000 copies Worldwide. The album fared lower on the charts, reaching #95 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, and #16 on the R&B Chart.

In 2002, Latifah released her first greatest hits compilation titled, She's the Queen: A Collection of Hits through Motown Records. The album sold respectively, selling 50,000 copies in the United States and 370,000 Worldwide. The album charted well, making it to #95 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, and #29 on the R&B Chart.

In 2004, Latifah released her fifth studio album, The Dana Owens Album through A & M Records/Creative Battery/AEG Live. The album was a large success, selling 2,000,000 Worldwide, and 730,000 copies in the United States. The album charted at #16 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, and #11 on the R&B Chart. The album also earned her her second gold certified album in the United States. The album remains her biggest selling effort to date.

In 2007, Latifah released her sixth studio album, Trav'lin' Light through Flavor Unit/Verve Records. The album fared extremely well in the United States, selling 700,000 copies and 2,500,000 copies Worldwide. The album Charted well, making it to #11 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, and #6 On the R&B Chart. The album also earned her her third gold certified album in the United States.

In 2009, Latifah released her seventh album, Persona through Flavor Unit/Universal Records. The album saw respectable success, making it to #25 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and #3 on the U.S. R&B Chart, making it her highest charting effort. The album sold 1,200,000 copies Worldwide and 350,000 copies in the United States.

In 2012, it was confirmed Latifah was recording a new album, set to be released in 2013.

Throughout her career she has released a total of eight studio albums, (including a Greatest hits compilation); six Hip-Hop/R&B influenced and two all-singing jazz influenced. She has released a total of twenty three singles as well. In the US, she has three RIAA certified gold albums.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.S. U.S. R&B
1989 All Hail the Queen
  • First studio album
  • Released: November 7, 1989
  • Label: Tommy Boy
124 6
  • World: 700,000
  • US: 150,000
1991 Nature of a Sista
  • Second studio album
  • Released: September 3, 1991
  • Label: Tommy Boy
117 32
  • World: 500,000
  • US: 273,000[1]
1993 Black Reign 60 15
  • World: 1,000,000
  • US: 500,000
  • US: Gold[2]
1998 Order in the Court
  • Fourth studio album
  • Released: June 16, 1998
  • Label: Flavor Unit / Motown
95 16
  • World: 500,000
  • US: 100,000
2002 She's the Queen: A Collection of Hits
  • First compilation
  • Released: December 10, 2002
  • Label: Flavor Unit / Motown
97 29
  • World: 370,000
  • US: 50,000
2004 The Dana Owens Album
  • Fifth studio album
  • Released: September 28, 2004
  • Label: Flavor Unit / Creative Battery / AEG Live / A&M
16 11
  • World: 2,000,000
  • US: 730,000
  • US: Gold[2]
2007 Trav'lin' Light
  • Sixth studio album
  • Released: September 25, 2007
  • Label: Flavor Unit / Verve
11 6
  • World: 2,500,000
  • US: 700,000
  • US: Gold
2009 Persona
  • Seventh studio album
  • Released: August 25, 2009
  • Label: Flavor Unit / Universal
25 3
  • World: 1,000,000
  • US: 350,000

Compilation albums[edit]

Album information
She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits

Soundtracks[edit]

Singles[edit]

Solo artist[edit]

Year Single Chart peak positions Album
U.S.
[3]
U.S. R&B
[4]
U.S. Rap U.S. Dance
[5]
U.S.
AC

[6]
NZ
[7]
UK
[8][9]
1988 "Wrath of My Madness" All Hail the Queen
1989 "Dance for Me" 14
1990 "Ladies First" 64 5 38
"Come Into My House" 81 21 7
"Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" 28 14
1991 "Fly Girl" 16 19 38 67 Nature of a Sista
1992 "Latifah's Had It Up 2 Here" (US/JAP only) 13 8
"How Do I Love Thee" (US only) 32 19
1994 "U.N.I.T.Y." 23 7 2 74 Black Reign
"Just Another Day..." (US only) 54 37 11
"Black Hand Side" (US only) 29 20
"Weekend Love" 70 38
"I Can't Understand" (US promo only)
1997 "Mr. Big Stuff" (with Shades and Free) (UK only) 31 The Associate Soundtrack
"It's Alright" 76 86 Nothing to Lose Soundtrack
1998 "Paper" (US only) 50 23 Order in the Court
"Bananas (Who You Gonna Call?)" (US promo only) 2
"Brownsville" (US promo only)
2002 "Go Head / She's a Queen" (US promo only) She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits
2003 "Better Than the Rest" Bringing Down the House Soundtrack
2004 "I Put a Spell on You" The Dana Owens Album
2005 "Simply Beautiful" 115[10]
2007 "Poetry Man" 23 Trav'lin' Light
2008 "Champion" AT&T Team USA Soundtrack
2009 "Cue the Rain" Persona
"Fast Car "
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

As featured artist[edit]

A medley of the O'Jays' "For the Love of Money" and Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" was recorded by Troop, LeVert, and Queen Latifah. The medley was featured prominently in Mario Van Peebles' 1991 film New Jack City.

In 2009, Latifah, along with the Jubilation Choir, recorded the title track on the album Oh Happy Day, covering the song the Edwin Hawkins Singers made popular in 1969.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/71633/15ask
  2. ^ a b http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database
  3. ^ "Queen Latifah - US Hot 100". billboard.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Queen Latifah - US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Queen Latifah - US Dance Club Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Queen Latifah - US Adult Contemporary". billboard.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Queen Latifah - New Zealand Chart". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Queen Latifah - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 445. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  10. ^ "Simply Beautiful". Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles. Billboard. January 29, 2005. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Jon Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah go gospel for "Day"". Reuters. March 27, 2009.