The Whole World

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"The Whole World"
Single by Outkast featuring Killer Mike and Joi
from the album Big Boi and Dre Present... Outkast
Released November 27, 2001 (2001-11-27)
Format CD
Recorded 2001
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 4:55
Label Arista/LaFace
Songwriter(s) Outkast
Producer(s) Earthtone III
Outkast singles chronology
"So Fresh, So Clean"
"The Whole World"
"Land of a Million Drums"
"So Fresh, So Clean"
"The Whole World"
"Land of a Million Drums"

"The Whole World" was the first single released from Outkast's first compilation album, Big Boi and Dre Present... Outkast. The song peaked at number 19 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The single features Killer Mike and Joi. Killer Mike would later go on to provide vocals on the duo's following single, "Land of a Million Drums". The song was written by Outkast and produced by Earthtone III.

The song won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.[1]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "The Whole World" (featuring Killer Mike) – 4:21
  2. "Rosa Parks" (album version) – 5:24
  3. "B.O.B" (radio mix) – 4:18
12" vinyl single
  1. "The Whole World" (radio edit) – 4:21
  2. "The Whole World" (instrumental) – 4:54
  3. "The Whole World" (club mix) – 4:57
  4. "The Whole World" (a cappella) – 4:23


Chart (2002) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 52
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 9
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 39
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 30
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 79
UK Singles Chart 19
US Billboard Hot 100 19
US Billboard Pop Songs 23
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 8
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 21