The Best of Both Worlds (Jay-Z and R. Kelly album)

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The Best of Both Worlds
Jay-Z&R.KellyBestofBothWorlds.jpg
Studio album by R. Kelly and Jay-Z
Released March 26, 2002 (US)
Recorded October 2001 – January 2002
Genre
Length 49:16 (standard edition)
56:41 (deluxe edition)
Label
Producer
R. Kelly and Jay-Z chronology
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002)
Unfinished Business
(2004)
R. Kelly chronology
TP-2.com
(2000)
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002)
Chocolate Factory
(2003)
Jay-Z chronology
Jay-Z: Unplugged
(2001)
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002)
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse
(2002)
Singles from 'The Best of Both Worlds'
  1. "Honey"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Take You Home with Me a.k.a. Body"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]
USA Today 3/4 stars[5]

The Best of Both Worlds is a 2002 collaborative album by R. Kelly and Jay-Z.[6] The album sold 285,000 in its opening week and debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. The album received lukewarm reviews from music critics. The album went platinum in the US for selling more than a million copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Best of Both Worlds"   Megahertz 3:12
2. "Take You Home with Me a.k.a. Body"  
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • S. Barnes
  • J.C. Olivier
3:35
3. "Break Up to Make Up"  
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Poke and Tone
4:08
4. "It Ain't Personal"  
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Poke and Tone
4:24
5. "The Streets"  
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
R. Kelly 4:34
6. "Green Light" (featuring Beanie Sigel)
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • D. Grant
  • R. Kelly
  • Tone[a]
2:48
7. "Naked" (R. Kelly solo) R. Kelly R. Kelly 3:08
8. "Shake Ya Body" (featuring Lil' Kim)
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • K. Jones
  • S. Barnes
  • J.C. Olivier
  • R. Kelly
  • Poke and Tone
3:19
9. "Somebody's Girl"  
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • S. Barnes
  • J.C. Olivier
  • R. Kelly
  • Poke and Tone
3:41
10. "Get This Money"  
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Tone[a]
3:04
11. "Shorty"  
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • S. Barnes
  • J.C. Olivier
  • R. Kelly
  • Poke and Tone
4:10
12. "Honey" (featuring the Bee Gees)
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
  • S. Barnes
  • J.C. Olivier
  • M. Gibb
  • B. Gibb
  • R. Gibb
  • R. Kelly
  • Poke and Tone
4:02
13. "Pussy" (featuring Devin the Dude)
  • S. Carter
  • R. Kelly
Charlemagne 4:50
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[7] 100
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 73
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 19
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 12
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 20
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 22
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 42
UK Albums Chart[14] 37
US Billboard 200[15] 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 1

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