The Hits (Kelis album)

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The Hits
Kelis - The Hits.png
Greatest hits album by Kelis
Released March 1, 2008 (2008-03-01)
Recorded 1998–2007
Genre
Length 58:07
Label
Producer
Kelis chronology
Kelis Was Here
(2006)Kelis Was Here2006
The Hits
(2008)
Flesh Tone
(2010)Flesh Tone2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 6.0/10[2]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[5]

The Hits is the first greatest hits album by American singer-songwriter Kelis, released on March 1, 2008 by Jive Records and Legacy Recordings. It is Kelis' final release with both Jive and Virgin Records, before signing a recording contract with Interscope Records. The album contains no previously unreleased material.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Caught Out There" (from Kaleidoscope) The Neptunes 4:11
2. "Milkshake" (from Tasty)
  • Williams
  • Hugo
The Neptunes 3:04
3. "Got Your Money" (Ol' Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis) (from Nigga Please)
The Neptunes 4:01
4. "Trick Me" (from Tasty) Dallas Austin Austin 3:28
5. "Lil Star" (featuring Cee-Lo) (from Kelis Was Here) Cee-Lo Green 4:51
6. "Get Along with You" (from Kaleidoscope)
  • Willams
  • Hugo
The Neptunes 4:29
7. "Young, Fresh n' New" (from Wanderland)
  • Williams
  • Hugo
  • Rogers-Jones
The Neptunes 4:38
8. "Truth or Dare" (N.E.R.D featuring Kelis and Pusha T) (from In Search of...)
The Neptunes 3:38
9. "Bossy" (featuring Too Short) (from Kelis Was Here) Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford 4:34
10. "In Public" (featuring Nas) (from Tasty)
Rockwilder 4:27
11. "Millionaire" (featuring André 3000) (from Tasty) André 3000 3:46
12. "Finest Dreams" (Richard X featuring Kelis) (from Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1) Richard X 4:13
13. "Suspended" (from Kaleidoscope)
  • Williams
  • Hugo
  • Rogers-Jones
The Neptunes 4:55
14. "Good Stuff" (featuring Terrar) (from Kaleidoscope)
  • Williams
  • Hugo
The Neptunes 3:52
Total length: 58:07
Notes
Sampling credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[8] 71
UK R&B Albums Chart[9] 17
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[10] 78

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Ref.
Australia March 1, 2008 EMI [11]
United Kingdom March 3, 2008 Virgin [12]
United States March 11, 2008 [13]
Germany March 14, 2008 EMI [14]
Canada March 18, 2008 Sony [15]
Japan April 9, 2008 EMI [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "The Hits – Kelis". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ Love, Joshua (March 10, 2008). "Kelis: The Hits". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ Sawdey, Evan (March 19, 2008). "Kelis: The Hits". PopMatters. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Hits (CD) by Kelis". Tower Records. Archived from the original on March 8, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 
  5. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (March 5, 2008). "Kelis: The Hits". Slant Magazine. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Hits by Kelis". iTunes Store (AU). Apple. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b ザ・ヒッツ [The Hits] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Kelis" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. March 9–15, 2008. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kelis – Chart history: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Hits by Kelis". Sanity. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Kelis: Hits". HMV. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Kelis: Hits". Amazon.com. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Kelis // The Hits" (in German). EMI Music Germany. Archived from the original on July 18, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Hits: Kelis". Amazon.ca. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 

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