Wu-Tang Clan discography

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Wu-Tang Clan discography
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Members of the Wu-Tang Clan and their affiliates performing at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore.
Studio albums 7
Singles 16
Compilations 19
Other appearances 12

The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York City-based hip hop musical group, consisting of ten American rappers: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.

One of the most critically and commercially successful hip hop groups of all time, Wu-Tang Clan rose to fame with their uncompromising brand of hardcore rap music. Since their debut, they have introduced or launched the careers of numerous other artists and groups, and already in 1994 there were credited to be over 300 Wu-Tang Clan affiliates,[1] known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees, consisting of rappers, producers, and record label CEOs.[2] As a group, Wu Tang has sold over 6.5 million copies in the US. RZA has stated that Wu-Tang Clan has sold around 40 million records worldwide, including individual members' album sales as well as group sales collectively.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales figures Certifications
US
[3]
US
R&B

[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 41 8 77
Wu-Tang Forever
  • Released: June 3, 1997
  • Label: Loud Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1 1 8 17 1 8 8 9 11 1
The W
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
5 1 51 13 9 13 11 15 24 19
Iron Flag
  • Released: December 18, 2001
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
32 6 46 36 61 44 57 39 77
8 Diagrams 25 9 74 84 79 95 19 114
A Better Tomorrow 29 3 49 51 24 104 64 21 74
The Saga Continues
  • Released: October 13, 2017
  • Label: 36 Chambers, E1 Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 8 29 21
[18]
69
[19]
37 79 10 42
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Compilation details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Ind.

[20]
FRA
[8]
UK
[12]
The Swarm
(as Wu-Tang Killa Bees)
  • Released: July 21, 1998
  • Label: Priority
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
4
[21]
3
[21]
81
Wu-Chronicles 25 16
Wu-Chronicles, Chapter 2
  • Released: July 3, 2001
  • Label: Priority Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
72 30
The Sting
(as Wu-Tang Killa Bees)
46
[21]
9
[21]
1
[21]
197
Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1
  • Released: September 28, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Formats: CD, DVD
82 36 137
Legend of the Wu-Tang Clan
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: BMG Heritage
  • Format: CD, LP
72 35 162
Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture
  • Released: October 18, 2005
  • Label: Babygrande
  • Formats: CD
190
[22]
68
[22]
17
[22]
Mathematics Presents Wu-Tang Clan
& Friends Unreleased

(with Mathematics)
Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits
  • Released: February 19, 2007[23]
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD
Wu-Box: Cream of the Clan[24]
Return of the Swarm[25]
  • Released: July 2, 2007
  • Label: 101 Distribution
  • Formats: CD
Return of the Swarm, Vol. 4[26]
  • Released: August 13, 2007
  • Label: CMP Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
Wu XM Radio[27]
  • Released: August 20, 2007
  • Label: Think Differently
  • Formats: CD
Lost Anthology[28]
  • Released: October 27, 2007
  • Label: Think Differently
  • Formats: CD
Return of the Swarm, Vol. 5[29]
  • Released: February 9, 2008
  • Label: 101 Distribution
  • Formats: CD
Soundtracks from the Shaolin Temple[30]
(as Wu-Tang Killa Bees)
  • Released: October 7, 2008
  • Label: Wanderluxe
  • Formats: CD
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan[31]
  • Released: November 18, 2008
  • Label: Loud, Legacy
  • Formats: CD
32
Killa Bees Attack[32]
  • Released: November 24, 2008
  • Label: J Love Enterprises
  • Formats: CD
Wu-Tang Chamber Music
  • Released: June 30, 2009
  • Label: E1 Music
  • Formats: CD, LP
49 13 3 196
Wu-Tang Meet the Indie Culture, Vol. 2
  • Released: November 10, 2009
  • Label: ihiphop
  • Formats: CD
87
Legendary Weapons[33]
  • Released: July 26, 2011
  • Label: E1 Music
  • Formats: CD, download
41 10 6 151
[34]
The Essential Wu-Tang Clan
  • Released: October 29, 2013
  • Label: Loud, Legacy
  • Formats: CD, download
Once Upon a Time in Shaolin[35]
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: EZCLZIV Scluzay[36]
  • Formats: CD
  • 1 copy
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[37]
US R&B
[38]
US Rap
[39]
AUS
[40]
AUT
[6]
BEL
(FL)

[41]
FRA
[8]
SWI
[11]
UK
[42]
"Protect Ya Neck" 1993 Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
"Method Man" 69 40 17
"Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" 1994
"C.R.E.A.M." 60 32 8
"Can It Be All So Simple" [A] 82 24
"Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit" 1995
"Triumph" 1997 [B] 6 46 Wu-Tang Forever
"It'z Yourz" 75 21
"Reunited" 1998
"Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" 2000 52 9 6 The W
"Gravel Pit" 2001 70 20 35 23 7 95 9
"Careful (Click, Click)"
"Uzi (Pinky Ring)" 2002 92 16 Iron Flag
"Back in the Game" [C]
"Rules"
"The Heart Gently Weeps" 2007 8 Diagrams
"Take It Back"
"Family Reunion" 2013 Non-album single
"Keep Watch" 2014 A Better Tomorrow
"Ron O'Neal"
"People Say"
(featuring Redman)[46]
2017 Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Track(s) Artist(s) Album
1994 "Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)"[47] various artists Fresh OST
"Anything (Old School Remix)" SWV Remixes
1995 "Let Me at Them"[48] various artists Tales from the Hood OST
"Dirty Dancing"[49] various artists The Jerky Boys: The Movie OST
1996 "America"[50] various artists America is Dying Slowly
1997 "Sucker M.C.'s" various artists In tha Beginning...There Was Rap
"Diesel"[51] various artists Soul in the Hole OST
"Niggas be Trippin'" various artists Damo C. and Melly Mel Como-tion
Collabo Album
"Tragedy" various artists Rhyme and Reason OST
1998 "Put Your Hammer Down"
"Wu-Tang Cream Team Lineup"
Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape, Vol. 3: 60 Minutes of Funk
"Windpipe" various artists Belly OST
"And You Don't Stop" various artists Rush Hour OST
"Say What You Want"[52] Texas The Greatest Hits
1999 "Fast Shadow" various artists Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai OST
2000 "Shame"
"Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing ta Fuck Wit"
"For Heaven's Sake 2000"
various artists Loud Rocks
"Shaolin Worldwide" various artists Next Friday OST
2000 "The Abduction" Tony Touch The Piece Maker
2001 "What You In Fo" various artists Oz OST
2004 "Black Mamba" various artists Kill Bill Volume 2 OST (hidden track)
"Rock Steady" Tony Touch The Piece Maker 2
2012 "Rivers of Blood"
"Six Directions of Boxing"
various artists The Man With the Iron Fists OST

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Can It Be All So Simple" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 16 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[43]
  2. ^ "Triumph" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 50 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[44]
  3. ^ "Back in the Game" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number five on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]

References[edit]

General

Specific

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  22. ^ a b c "allmusic (((Wu-Tang Meets Indie Culture > Charts & Awards )))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  23. ^ "allmusic ((( Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  24. ^ "allmusic ((( Wu Box: The Cream of the Clan > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  25. ^ "allmusic ((( Return of the Swarm > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  26. ^ "allmusic ((( Return of the Swarm, Vol. 4 > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  27. ^ "allmusic ((( Wu XM Radio > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  28. ^ "allmusic ((( Lost Anthology > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  29. ^ "allmusic ((( Return of the Swarm, Vol. 5 > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  30. ^ "allmusic ((( Soundtracks from the Shaolin Temple > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  31. ^ "allmusic ((( Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  32. ^ "allmusic ((( Killa Bees Attack > Overview)))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
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  36. ^ http://scluzay.com/
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  44. ^ "Wu-Tang Clan – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  45. ^ "Chart search – "Wu-Tang Clan", Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  46. ^ Bowe, Miles (August 25, 2017). "Wu-Tang Clan return for new single 'People Say' featuring Redman". Fact. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  47. ^ "Fresh (Original Soundtrack)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  48. ^ "Tales from the Hood (Original Soundtrack)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  49. ^ "Jerky Boys (Original Soundtrack)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  50. ^ "America is Dying Slowly". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  51. ^ "Soul in the Hole (Original Soundtrack)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  52. ^ Texas feat. The Wu-Tang Clan - Say What You Want (All Day, Every Day) - hitparade.ch

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