Shop Boyz

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Shop Boyz
OriginBankhead, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active2004–15, 2020–present
Labels
  • Still Shop Entertainment, LLC
  • TranScend Entertainment, LLC
MembersMeany
Fat
Sheed

The Shop Boyz are an Atlanta-based rap group best known for their 2007 hit single "Party Like a Rockstar." The group is composed of Demetrius "Meany" Hardin, Richard "Fat" Stephens, Rasheed "Sheed" Hightower.[1]

Career[edit]

After signing with Universal Republic Records, Shop Boyz began to record their first album, Rockstar Mentality, which featured rock-influenced hip hop.[2] The album's lead single, "Party Like a Rockstar," was released in May 2007 and achieved commercial success, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and becoming the highest-selling ringtone of 2007.[3] Rockstar Mentality was released on June 19, 2007, debuting at number 11 on the US Billboard 200, which had sold 200,000 copies as of 2007.[4][5] The follow-up single, "They Like Me", performed at number 98. The group was eventually released from Universal and moved to another label.

In August 2008, Shop Boyz released "Up Thru There" as the lead single from their second studio album.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[6]
US R&B
[7]
US Rap
[8]
Rockstar Mentality 11 4 2
Gift and a Curse[9]
  • Release date: March 14, 2015

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[10]
US R&B
[11]
US Rap
[12]
US Pop
[13]
AUS
[14]
CAN
[15]
"Party Like a Rockstar" 2007 2 3 1 10 81 23
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum (Mastertone)/Platinum (Digital)[16]
Rockstar Mentality
"They Like Me" 98
"Up Thru There" 2008 79 Non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards and nominations[edit]

BET Hip Hop Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shop Boyz by Mosi Reeves. Vibe. July 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (April 22, 2007). "Even Rappers Want to Be Rock Stars". NYTimes.com. Retrieved May 17, 2007.
  3. ^ "Shop Boyz End Year with Best Selling Ringtone for 2007". Reuters. December 10, 2007. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008.
  4. ^ Sonia Murray. "List of winners at BET awards". Access Atlanta. Archived from the original on 2007-11-15.
  5. ^ "Artist Profile - Shop Boyz". eventseeker.com. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  6. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  7. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  8. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  9. ^ Millard, Drew (2015-03-18). "Revising the Blueprints: Shop Boyz Ditch the Riffs". Passion of the Weiss. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  10. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  11. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  12. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  13. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  14. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 251.
  15. ^ "Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  16. ^ "American certifications – Shop Boyz". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 9, 2022.

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