Will Smith discography

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Will Smith discography
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Studio albums 4
Compilation albums 1
Video albums 1
Music videos 20
Singles 17

American rapper Will Smith has released four studio albums, one compilation album, 17 singles (12 as lead artist and five as featured artist), one video album and 20 music videos (14 as lead artist, three as featured artist and three guest appearances). After working in the late 1980s and early 1990s with Jeff Townes as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Smith began his solo career in 1997 with the release of "Men in Black", the theme song for the film of the same name, which topped singles charts in several regions across the world, including the UK.[1] "Men in Black" (and second single "Just Cruisin'") was later included on Smith's debut solo album Big Willie Style, which reached the top ten of the US Billboard 200 and was certified nine times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[2][3] The third single from the album, "Gettin' Jiggy wit It", became Smith's first Billboard Hot 100 number one when it was released in 1998.[4]

Smith's second album was again supported by the release of a film theme song as the lead single: "Wild Wild West", featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee, topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA.[3][4] The album in question, Willennium, reached number five on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.[2][3] "Will 2K", the second single from the album, reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] Before the end of 1999, a video album was released featuring Smith's seven music videos released to date,[5] which reached number 25 on the UK Music Video Chart.[6] The same year, the rapper was also featured on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Tatyana Ali's single "Boy You Knock Me Out", which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart and topped the UK R&B Singles Chart.[1][7]

In 2002, Smith returned with his third album Born to Reign, which reached number 13 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA.[2][3] The album's lead single was Men in Black II theme song "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)", which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.[1] Later in the year, Smith's first compilation album Greatest Hits was released, featuring songs from his three solo albums as well as those produced with DJ Jazzy Jeff.[8] Smith's latest album Lost and Found was released in 2005, peaking at number six on the Billboard 200.[2] Lead single "Switch" reached the top ten of both the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart.[1][4]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[2]
AUT
[9]
BEL
(FL)

[10]
CAN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
NED
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[1]
Big Willie Style 8 9 13 14 5 20 9 17 21 9
Willennium
  • Released: November 16, 1999
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
5 28 14 6 20 20 26 28 16 10
  • WW: 2,500,000[a]
  • CAN: 200,000[b]
  • UK: 300,000[d]
  • US: 2,000,000[e]
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[22]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[3]
Born to Reign
  • Released: June 25, 2002
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
13 20 61 19 39 17 24
  • US: 500,000[e]
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
Lost and Found
  • Released: March 29, 2005
  • Label: Interscope
  • Formats: CD, LP
6 30 44 8 103 14 76 35 15
  • UK: 60,000[d]
  • US: 500,000[e]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
Sales Certifications
UK
[1]
UK
R&B

[24]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 26, 2002
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS
82 23
  • UK: 100,000[d]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
UK
[6]
The Will Smith Music Video Collection
  • Released: December 7, 1999
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: DVD
25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[4]
AUS
[25]
AUT
[9]
BEL
(WA)

[26]
GER
[13]
NED
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWE
[27]
SWI
[16]
UK
[1]
"Men in Black"
(featuring Coko)
1997 [A] 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 Big Willie Style[f]
"Just Cruisin'" 37 32 27 45 7 32 23
"Gettin' Jiggy wit It" 1998 1 6 26 12 18 7 6 4 12 3
"Just the Two of Us" 20 27 40 81 46 6 53 2
"Miami" 17 27 5 10 12 10 4 5 4 3
"Wild Wild West"
(featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee)
1999 1 8 5 3 3 2 2 4 2 2 Willennium[g]
"Will 2K"
(featuring K-Ci)
25 3 13 40 11 6 16 23 2
"Freakin' It" 2000 99 32 70 60 44 15
"Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)"
(featuring Trā-Knox)
2002 77 18 7 17 4 53 30 10 5 3 Born to Reign[h]
"1000 Kisses"
(featuring Jada Pinkett Smith)
[i] 61 44
"Switch" 2005 7 1 7 14 4 3 3 13 4 Lost and Found
"Party Starter" 33 62 [j] 40 44 35 26 19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[41]
BEL
(FL)

[10]
FRA
[42]
IRL
[43]
NED
[44]
NZ
[45]
UK
[1]
UK
R&B

[7]
"When the Radio Is On"
(Paul Shaffer featuring The Fresh Prince)
1989 81 Coast to Coast
"I Sleep Much Better"
(Billy Ocean featuring Will Smith)
[k] Greatest Hits
"Voices That Care"
(Voices That Care)
1991 11 Non-album single
"Boy You Knock Me Out"
(Tatyana Ali featuring Will Smith)
1999 [l] 6 32 19 77 12 3 1 Kiss the Sky
"Fiesta" (Remix)
(Bomba Estéreo featuring Will Smith)
2015 [m] Amanecer
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"So Fresh"[50]
(featuring Biz Markie and Slick Rick)
1999 Willennium

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Hey Sexy Lady" (Remix) 2002 Shaggy, Brian Gould, Tony Gould and Sean Paul N/A[n]
"Got to Be Real" 2004 Mary J. Blige Shark Tale

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director(s)
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
As lead artist
"Men in Black" 1997 Robert Caruso [51]
"Just Cruisin'" [52]
"Gettin' Jiggy wit It" Hype Williams [53]
"Just the Two of Us" 1998 Bob Giraldi [54]
"Miami" Wayne Isham [55]
"Wild Wild West"
(featuring Sisqó)
1999 Paul Hunter [56]
"Will 2K" Robert Caruso [57]
"La Fiesta" F. Gary Gray [58]
"So Fresh"
(featuring Biz Markie and Slick Rick)
Will Smith [59]
"Freakin' It" 2000 Paul Hunter [60]
"Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" 2002 Francis Lawrence [61]
"Nod Ya Head (The Remix)"
(featuring Christina Vidal and Tra-Knox)
[58]
"1000 Kisses"
(featuring Jada Pinkett Smith)
Antti Jokinen [62]
"Switch" 2005 Paul Hunter [63]
"Party Starter" [64]
"Fiesta (Remix)"
(with Bomba Estéreo)
2015 Carlos Pérez [65]
As featured artist
"I Sleep Much Better (In
Someone Else's Bed)"
(Billy Ocean featuring The Fresh Prince)
1989 Scott Kalvert [58]
"Voices That Care"
(Voices That Care)
1991 Jim Yukich [58]
Guest appearances
"A Little Romance"
(The Boys)
1988 Desmond Gumbs [66]
"Where's the Party"
(2 Too Many)
1992 Abdul Malik Abbott [67]
"Shy Guy"
(Diana King)
1995 Michael Bay [68]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Men in Black" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, which acts as an radio extension to the Hot 100.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Worldwide sales figures based on the combination of certification levels awarded in each region.
  2. ^ a b Canadian sales figures are based on certification levels awarded by Music Canada.[17]
  3. ^ New Zealand sales figures based on certification levels awarded by Recorded Music NZ.[18]
  4. ^ a b c d UK sales figures based on certification levels awarded by the British Phonographic Industry.[19]
  5. ^ a b c d United States sales figures based on certification levels awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America.[20]
  6. ^ Both "Men in Black" and "Just Cruisin'" were originally released on Men in Black: The Album.
  7. ^ "Wild Wild West'" was originally released on the Wild Wild West soundtrack.
  8. ^ "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)" was originally released on the Men in Black II soundtrack.
  9. ^ "1000 Kisses" peaked at number 4 on the Ultratip chart.
  10. ^ "Party Starter" peaked at number 5 on the Ultratip chart.
  11. ^ "I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else's Bed)" peaked at number 60 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[46]
  12. ^ "Boy You Knock Me Out" peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart and number 68 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[47][48]
  13. ^ "Fiesta" peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[49]
  14. ^ The version of "Hey Sexy Lady" on which Smith appears was released on some editions of the single.

References[edit]

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  6. ^ a b "19 December 1999 - 25 December 1999". Official Music Video Chart Top 50 Archive. Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "07 February 1999 - 12 February 1999". Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40 Archive. Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Greatest Hits - Will Smith: Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
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  17. ^ "Certification Definitions". Music Canada. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  18. ^ "About the Chart". The Official NZ Music Charts. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Certification Levels". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  20. ^ "RIAA and GR&F Certification Audit Requirements: RIAA Album Award" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
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  23. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart: 06 September 1998". The Official NZ Music Charts. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  24. ^ "01 December 2002 - 07 December 2002". Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40 Archive. Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
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  30. ^ "Gold & Platin" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved April 10, 2016.  Note: User must manually search in order to yield results.
  31. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart: 28 September 1997". The Official NZ Music Charts. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1998 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
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  34. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart: 04 October 1998". The Official NZ Music Charts. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
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  37. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart: 20 February 2000". The Official NZ Music Charts. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
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  39. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2005 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  40. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart: 19 September 2005". The Official NZ Music Charts. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  41. ^ Billboard Hot 100 peak positions for Will Smith singles as featured artist:
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  45. ^ "Discography Tatyana Ali". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  46. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Billy Ocean Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  47. ^ "Rhythmic Songs: Tatyana Ali Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  48. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Tatyana Ali Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  49. ^ "Hot Latin Songs: Bomba Estéreo Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  50. ^ "Will Smith - So Fresh". Discogs. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  51. ^ "Men In Black - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  52. ^ "Just Cruisin' - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  53. ^ "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  54. ^ "Just The Two Of Us - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  55. ^ "Miami - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  56. ^ "Wild Wild West - Will Smith ft. Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  57. ^ "Will 2K - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  58. ^ a b c d "Will Smith artist videography". mvdbase.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  59. ^ "So Fresh - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  60. ^ "Freakin' It - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  61. ^ "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head) - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  62. ^ "1,000 Kisses - Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  63. ^ "Switch - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  64. ^ "Party Starter - Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  65. ^ "Fiesta (Remix) (Official Video) - Bomba Estéreo & Will Smith". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  66. ^ "The Boys- A Little Romance". YouTube. November 21, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  67. ^ "2 Too Many - "Where's the party?"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  68. ^ "Shy Guy - Diana King". Vevo. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 

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