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Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below is the fifth studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast. It was released on September 23, 2003, by LaFace Records. Issued as a double album, its playtime of more than two hours is distributed over solo albums from each of the group's members. Big Boi's Speakerboxxx is a Southern hip hop album with a P-Funk influence, while André 3000's The Love
Love
Below features psychedelic, pop, funk, electro, and jazz styles.[1] Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below received widespread acclaim from music critics, who praised the consistency of Big Boi's Speakerboxxx and the eclectic musical style of André 3000's The Love
Love
Below. The album was supported with the hit singles "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move", which both reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, and the top five hit "Roses". Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below has been certified diamond and 11 times platinum by the RIAA (each disc in the double album counted as a separate unit for certification). As of March 2012, it has shipped 5.7 million units in the United States.[2]

Contents

1 Background 2 Recording 3 Composition 4 Critical reception

4.1 Accolades

5 Commercial performance 6 Track listing 7 Personnel

7.1 Speakerboxxx 7.2 The Love
Love
Below

8 Charts 9 Certifications 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Background[edit] Following the release of Outkast's fourth studio album Stankonia (2000), André 3000
André 3000
felt urged to do something different from his previous projects and moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
to pursue an acting career. He was relatively unsuccessful, obtaining a minor role in Hollywood Homicide (2003) and a one-episode appearance in the drama series The Shield. He returned to music and recorded a solo album that was different from the material he had recorded as part of Outkast. The output was a blend of pop, jazz and funk with live instruments and singing instead of rapping.[3] When writing songs he used a micro cassette recorder in order to "record melodic ideas and lyrics, then build the melody around the lyrics".[4] The CD artwork is designed so that the Speakerboxxx artwork is on the front of the case, whereas the Love
Love
Below artwork is on the back of the case. These images are merged on the artwork displayed on online stores (Front cover on left, back cover on right). The CD booklet and the credits printed within is also divided in half and the back cover is printed on both sides, allowing fans to customize who appears on both the front and back covers. Recording[edit] The recording of The Love
Love
Below began at André 3000's Los Angeles home, using Pro Tools
Pro Tools
software,[4] in addition to a drum machine, keyboards and various synthesizers.[5] He enjoyed the atmosphere of recording at home instead of a studio, saying to XXL, "it didn't start in the studio because if you have a bunch of people around, they're coming from the party and I'm in there singing falsetto ... those vibes didn't match." His initial sessions were hampered by his inexperience with Pro Tools
Pro Tools
and, unaware how to edit his recordings, he opted to record songs such as "Pink & Blue" in their entirety.[4] Other gear used included an Avalon VT737 SP and AD2055 EQ and AD2044 compressors for his vocals.[5] After creating five songs, he informed Big Boi
Big Boi
of the solo project he had been working on.[3] Big Boi
Big Boi
had already recorded some songs when André 3000
André 3000
had contacted him, but after their conversation he decided his next project would be Speakerboxxx.[3] Describing his approach in the studio, Big Boi
Big Boi
later commented to XXL, "the idea was just to keep it funky, keep it jamming, it's always bass-heavy. And lyricism, it's all about lyrics, taking pride in your pen and your pad." His favorite song to record was "Unhappy". He spent several days working on "Unhappy"'s hook before driving to his mother's home and playing the song in her driveway, to which she responded enthusiastically.[4] At some point in the recording, the project moved to OutKast's Stankonia
Stankonia
Studios in downtown Atlanta, which had been used to record OutKast's previous release and namesake. John Frye, the studio manager and an engineer, would later recognise that much of the media attention surrounding the album's recording was concerned with André 3000
André 3000
and Big Boi's working relationship and why they had chosen to record separately. He concedes that both enjoyed working solo and were doing so more frequently, but they continued to share and critique each other's music.[5] John Frye also describes how the format of the projects changed rapidly. Initially intended as two separate solo releases, they decided to merge their work and create a soundtrack album as André 3000 had initially intended. The duo then began preparing to work on a motion picture, but reconsidered and compromised by interpolating background noise into songs, such as the slamming of car doors and footsteps.[4][5] They eventually settled on releasing a double album. Frye noted the end of the recording sessions as particularly stressful for André 3000, who he described as drained from working at four studios simultaneously. In total, an estimated 120 songs were recorded for Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below.[5] Composition[edit] Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below' is a two-disc set that features thirty-nine tracks, including several interludes and a postlude.[6] It is a concept album with the intention of each disc delivering each member's individual perspective and sound.[4] The Love
Love
Below is substantially longer than Big Boi's Speakerboxxx, clocking in at almost 78 minutes, compared to 56 minutes for Speakerboxxx. Featured guests on Speakerboxxx include Sleepy Brown, Jazze Pha, Jay Z, CeeLo Green, Killer Mike, Goodie Mob, Lil Jon
Lil Jon
and Ludacris. Guests on The Love
Love
Below include Rosario Dawson, Norah Jones, Kelis, and Fonzworth Bentley.[6] Speakerboxxx is built on Southern hip hop[3] Speakerboxxx demonstrated more social awareness than its counterpart, with themes of family, philosophy, religion, politics and "a wider emotional terrain ... from melancholy to outrage to expression."[3] In contrast, The Love
Love
Below was identified as far more musically experimental. Its sound was described as jazz and funk with comparisons to the work of Prince.[3] The disc's abounding theme is love, examining the emotions one experiences when falling in love and loving oneself.[3] Roni Sarig suggests that André 3000's split with neo soul singer Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu
had influenced much of the lyrical content on the album, which he sees as concerned with the search for true love.[3] Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Aggregate scores

Source Rating

Metacritic 91/100[7]

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [8]

Blender [9]

Entertainment Weekly A[10]

The Guardian [11]

The Independent [12]

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times [13]

NME 8/10[14]

Pitchfork 8/10[15]

Rolling Stone [16]

The Village Voice A−[17]

Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below received widespread acclaim from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 91, based on 26 reviews.[7] In his review for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine called both discs "visionary, imaginative listens, providing some of the best music of 2003, regardless of genre".[8] Will Hermes wrote in Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
that the album's "ambition flies so far beyond that of anyone doing rap right now (or pop, or rock, or R&B)".[10] Blender magazine's Kris Ex felt that it "holds an explosion of creativity that couldn't have been contained in just one LP".[9] The Guardian's Dorian Lynskey described both discs as "sublime ... hip-hop's Sign o' the Times
Sign o' the Times
or The White Album: a career-defining masterpiece of breathtaking ambition".[11] According to Andy Gill of The Independent, the album set "a new benchmark not just for hip hop, but for pop in general".[12] Stylus Magazine's Nick Southall called it "a series of spectacular moments and memorable events".[1] NME
NME
magazine's John Mulvey described its two discs as "two Technicolor explosions of creativity that people will be exploring, analysing and partying to for years".[14] Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine wrote that it is "greater than the sum of its parts, and this kind of expertly crafted pop and deftly executed funk rarely happen at the same time—not since Stankonia, at least."[18] In a mixed review, Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
writer Jon Caramanica was ambivalent towards André 3000
André 3000
expressing his "right to be peculiar in a hip-hop context".[16] Pitchfork's Brent DiCrescenzo felt that Speakerboxxx "manages to maintain consistent brilliance and emotional complexity throughout", unlike The Love
Love
Below.[15] In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau said the double album could have been "the classic P-Funk rip it ain't quite" had Speakerboxxx alone been issued with "Roses", "Spread", "Hey Ya!", and "an oddity of [André 3000's] choosing". He nonetheless commended what he described as "commercial ebullience, creative confidence, and wretched excess, blessed excess, impressive excess".[17] In The Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Album
Album
Guide (2004), Roni Sarig wrote that, "for sheer breadth, ambition, and musical vision, there's little doubt Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below is a classic."[19] Accolades[edit] Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop critics poll. In Australia, "Hey Ya!" was voted No. 2 on the 2003 Triple J Hottest 100, the country's biggest alternative music poll of its type. The album was nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning three ( Album
Album
of the Year, Best Urban/Alternative Performance for "Hey Ya!" and Best Rap Album). OutKast's other nominations were for Producer of the Year, Best Short-Form Music Video, and Record of the Year, the latter two both for "Hey Ya!". Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below was the second hip hop album to receive the Grammy for Album
Album
of the Year (following The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
in 1999). In 2009, NME
NME
ranked Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below number 44 on its list of the top 100 greatest albums of the decade,[20] while Newsweek ranked the album number one on its list of the ten best albums of the decade.[21] The jazz periodical Down Beat
Down Beat
chose it as the best "beyond" album. In 2012 Complex named the album one of the classic albums of the last decade.[22] In 2013, NME
NME
ranked Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below as #183 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[23] The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[24] Commercial performance[edit] After having had three number two-albums on the US Billboard 200, OutKast enjoyed their first chart-topping album with Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below. The album debuted at number one during the week of October 11, 2003, selling more than 510,000 copies in its first week. It became the second-biggest debut for a double album during the SoundScan-era (beginning in 1991). The album sold 235,000 copies in its second week, holding its position atop the Billboard chart. Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below spent the next three weeks in the top 5 before returning to the top spot for one more week. Sales remained strong, and the album would spend another four weeks at #1 between January and February 2004. In all, Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below amassed a total of seven weeks at #1, 24 weeks in the Top 10, and 56 weeks on the Billboard 200. Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below has been certified diamond and 11 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipping more than 11 million units (in this case, 5.5 million double album sets, which are double-counted by the RIAA).[25] The single "Hey Ya!" went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
in the United States, topping the charts there for nine weeks. It was the act's second #1 single, following 2000's "Ms. Jackson". "Hey Ya!" also topped the singles charts in Canada and Australia and charted in 28 countries around the world. "Hey Ya!" was also the first platinum download on iTunes. Follow-up single "The Way You Move" knocked "Hey Ya!" off the top of the charts in the US in February 2004, just the seventh time a recording act replaced itself at No. 1. "The Way You Move" topped the singles chart for one week. The third single released from the album was "Roses" from The Love
Love
Below, which reached #5. The fourth and fifth singles released, "Prototype" (The Love
Love
Below) and "GhettoMusick" (Speakerboxxx), did not chart. Track listing[edit]

Speakerboxxx

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1. "Intro"   Cutmaster Swift 1:29

2. "Ghetto Musick"

André Benjamin Antwan Patton Kenny Gamble Bunny Sigler

André 3000 3:56

3. "Unhappy"

Patton David Sheats

Mr. DJ 3:19

4. "Bowtie" (featuring Sleepy Brown
Sleepy Brown
and Jazze Pha)

Patton Patrick Brown Phalon Alexander

Big Boi 3:56

5. "The Way You Move" (featuring Sleepy Brown)

Patton Carlton Mahone Brown

Carl Mo Big Boi[a]

3:54

6. "The Rooster"

Mahone Patton Donnie Mathis

Carl Mo Big Boi[a]

3:57

7. "Bust" (featuring Killer Mike)

Patton Michael Render Myrna Crenshaw

Big Boi 3:08

8. "War"

Benjamin Patton Sheats

Mr. DJ 2:43

9. "Church"

Benjamin Patton Kevin Kendrick Brown Crenshaw

André 3000 3:27

10. "Bamboo (Interlude)" (performed by Big Boi
Big Boi
and Bamboo)     2:09

11. "Tomb of the Boom" (featuring Konkrete, Big Gipp
Big Gipp
and Ludacris)

Patton Cameron Gipp Chris Bridges James Patton Cory Andrews Nathaniel Elder

Big Boi 4:46

12. "E-Mac (Interlude)" (performed by E-Mac)     0:24

13. "Knowing"

A. Patton Benjamin

Mr. DJ 3:32

14. "Flip Flop Rock" (featuring Killer Mike
Killer Mike
and Jay-Z)

A. Patton Render Shawn Carter Sheats

Big Boi Mr. DJ[a]

4:35

15. "Interlude"     1:15

16. "Reset" (featuring Khujo Goodie and Cee-Lo)

A. Patton Willie Knighton Thomas Burton

Big Boi 4:35

17. "D-Boi (Interlude)" (performed by Henry Welch)     0:40

18. "Last Call" (featuring Slimm Calhoun, Lil Jon
Lil Jon
& The East Side Boyz and Mello)

A. Patton Benjamin James Hollins Brian Loving

André 3000 3:57

19. "Bowtie (Postlude)"     0:34

Total length: 56:16

The Love
Love
Below

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1. "The Love
Love
Below (Intro)"     1:27

2. " Love
Love
Hater"

Benjamin Kendrick

André 3000 2:49

3. "God (Interlude)" (performed by André 3000)     2:20

4. "Happy Valentine's Day" Benjamin André 3000 5:23

5. "Spread" Benjamin André 3000 3:51

6. "Where Are My Panties? (Interlude)" (performed by André 3000
André 3000
and Toni Hunter)     1:54

7. "Prototype" Benjamin André 3000 5:26

8. "She Lives in My Lap" (featuring Rosario Dawson)

Benjamin Willie Dennis Isaac Hayes Brad Jordan Doug King Dino Hawkins Roger Troutman Eric Vidal Nick Vidal

André 3000 4:27

9. "Hey Ya!" Benjamin André 3000 3:55

10. "Roses"

Benjamin A. Patton Matt Boykin

Dojo5 André 3000

6:09

11. "Good Day, Good Sir (Interlude)" (performed by Benjamin André and Bently Fonzworth)     1:24

12. "Behold a Lady" Benjamin André 3000 4:37

13. "Pink & Blue"

Benjamin R. Kelly

André 3000 5:04

14. " Love
Love
in War" Benjamin André 3000 3:25

15. "She's Alive"

Benjamin Kendrick

André 3000 4:06

16. "Dracula's Wedding" (featuring Kelis) Benjamin André 3000 2:32

17. "My Favorite Things"

Oscar Hammerstein II Richard Rodgers

André 3000 5:14

18. "Take Off Your Cool" (featuring Norah Jones) Benjamin André 3000 2:38

19. "Vibrate" Benjamin André 3000 6:38

20. "A Life in the Day of Benjamin André (Incomplete)"     5:11

Total length: 78:28

Notes

^[a] signifies a co-producer Shortly after the Grammy winnings, The Love
Love
Below was quietly re-issued with a lightly changed tracklist. Firstly, the song "My Favorite Things" went from uncredited to fully credited, removing its status as a hidden track. Secondly, a 21-second skit performed by André 3000
André 3000
and Amanda Qasha Aman was placed before "My Favorite Things", entitled "The Letter". To compensate for the addition of "The Letter", the ending of "A Life in the Day of Benjamin André" is changed, replacing the radio interview with a slightly longer fade out. The revised track listing is the version sold through digital media outlets. "Ghetto Musick" and "Knowing" are the only tracks on Speakerboxxx to feature André 3000, while "Roses" is the only track on The Love
Love
Below to feature Big Boi

Sample credits

"Ghetto Musick", from Speakerboxxx, contains samples of "Love, Need and Want You" by Patti LaBelle. The first few seconds of "Intro" from Speakerboxxx is a sample of the beginning of the song "Europop" from the Eiffel 65
Eiffel 65
album of the same name. "She Lives in My Lap", from The Love
Love
Below, contains samples of "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by Geto Boys
Geto Boys
and "Pistolgrip-Pump" by Volume 10. "Pink & Blue", from The Love
Love
Below, contains samples of "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" by Aaliyah
Aaliyah
and "Why Can't We Live Together" by Timmy Thomas.[citation needed] "My Favorite Things" from The Love
Love
Below contains samples from John Coltrane's 1960 recording by the same name. "Roses", from The Love
Love
Below, contains an Interpolation of "Purple Rain" by Prince.

Personnel[edit] Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. Speakerboxxx[edit]

Big Boi
Big Boi
– executive producer, lead vocals (all tracks), producer (tracks 4–7, 11, 14, 16), programming (tracks 4, 7, 11, 13, 15), keyboards (tracks 4, 7, 11, 13), background vocals (track 8) André 3000
André 3000
– executive producer, lead vocals (track 2), producer (tracks 2, 9, 18), keyboards (tracks 2, 18), programming (track 18), additional vocals (track 13) L.A. Reid
L.A. Reid
– executive producer Bernie Grundman – audio mastering (all tracks) Killer Mike
Killer Mike
– lead vocals (tracks 7, 14) Sleepy Brown
Sleepy Brown
– lead vocals (tracks 9, 11), backgrounds vocals (tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 14), additional vocals (tracks 4, 5) Konkrete – lead vocals (track 11) Big Gipp
Big Gipp
– lead vocals (track 11) Ludacris
Ludacris
– lead vocals (track 11) Jay Z
Jay Z
– lead vocals (track 14) Khujo Goodie – lead vocals (track 16) Cee-Lo – lead vocals (track 16) Mello – lead vocals (track 18) Slimm Calhoun – lead vocals (track 18) Cutmaster Swift – producer (track 1), cuts (tracks 6, 14) Mr. DJ – producer (tracks 3, 8, 13, 14) Carl Mo – producer (tracks 5, 6) Jazze Pha – additional vocals (track 4) Lil Jon
Lil Jon
& The Eastside Boyz – additional vocals (track 18) Myrna Crenshaw – background vocals (tracks 2, 7–9) Joi – background vocals (track 2) Debra Killings – background vocals (tracks 3, 9, 14, 16), bass (tracks 3–6, 8, 9, 14, 18) Tori Alamaze – background vocals (track 4) John Frye – audio recording, audio mixing (all tracks) Moka Nagatani – audio recording (tracks 2, 4, 13) Vincent Alexander – audio recording (tracks 5, 11), recording assistant (track 2) Matt Still – audio recording (track 9) Chris Carmouche – audio recording (track 11) Warren Bletcher – recording assistant (all tracks) Marvin "Chanz" Parkman – keyboards (tracks 3, 8, 9, 14, 16), organ (track 2), piano (track 6) Kevin Kendrick – keyboards (track 9) Donnie Mathis – guitar (tracks 3, 6) David Whild – guitar (tracks 4, 7, 8, 14) ZaZa – guitar (track 5) Preston Crump – bass (track 3) Aaron Mills – bass (track 9) Victor Alexander – drums (tracks 7, 8) Hornz Unlimited – horns (tracks 4–6, 18) Rajinder Kala – congos (track 3) Regina Davenport – A&R direction and coordination, production coordinator Theresa Wilson – A&R administrator Michael "Big Blue" Williams – management Joe-Mama Nitzberg – creative direction Jeff Schulz – art direction and design Jonathan Mannion
Jonathan Mannion
– photography

The Love
Love
Below[edit]

André 3000
André 3000
– executive producer, lead vocals (all tracks), producer (all tracks), programming (tracks 1, 9, 12), keyboards (tracks 1, 9, 12), guitar (tracks 4, 7, 8, 18), tenor saxophone (track 8), acoustic guitar (track 9), background vocals (track 19) Big Boi
Big Boi
– executive producer, lead vocals (track 10; uncredited), background vocals (track 6) L.A. Reid
L.A. Reid
– executive producer Bernie Grundman – audio mastering (all tracks) Kelis
Kelis
– lead vocals (track 15) Norah Jones
Norah Jones
– lead vocals (track 18) Killer Mike
Killer Mike
– background vocals (track 10) Sleepy Brown
Sleepy Brown
– background vocals (track 19) Joi – additional vocals (track 4) Myrna Crenshaw – additional vocals (track 4) Marianne Lee Stiff – additional vocals (track 7) John Frisbee – additional vocals (track 7) Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson
– additional vocals (track 8) Rabeka Tunei – additional vocals (track 9), recording assistant (track 9) John Frye – audio recording (all tracks), audio mixing (tracks 10, 14, 17), pre-mixing (tracks 2–8, 10–13, 15, 18, 19) Robert Hannon – audio recording (tracks 4, 5, 9) Pete Novak – audio recording (tracks 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19), audio mixing (track 15), pre-mixing (tracks 4, 5, 12) Matt Still – audio recording (track 7) Terrence Cash – audio recording (track 8) Reggie Cozier – audio recording (track 13) Darrell Thorp – audio recording (track 13) Brian Paluralski – audio recording (track 15) Padraic Kernin – audio recording (track 18), recording assistant (track 18) Neal Pogue
Neal Pogue
– audio mixing (tracks 2, 7–9, 18, 19) Dexter Simmons – audio mixing (tracks 4, 5, 12, 13) Warren Bletcher – recording assistant (all tracks) Josh Monroy – recording assistant (tracks 4, 5, 9) Russell Buelna – recording assistant (tracks 4, 13, 14, 19), mixing assistant (track 15) Chris Carmouche – recording assistant (tracks 8, 13) Jared Robbins – recording assistant (tracks 9, 15), mixing assistant (track 15) Jeff Moses – recording assistant (tracks 12, 14, 17) Greg Burns – recording assistant (track 13), mixing assistant (track 13) Chris Steffen – recording assistant (track 13), mixing assistant (track 13) Donnie Whittemore – mixing assistant (tracks 4, 12, 13) Alex Reverberi – mixing assistant (tracks 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 18, 19) Malik Albert – mixing assistant (track 8) Greg Price – mixing assistant (track 9) Sean Tallman – mixing assistant (track 17) Kevin Kendrick – keyboards (tracks 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 14, 19), guitar (track 4), piano (track 17) Marvin "Chanz" Parkman – keyboards (tracks 8, 19) Darryl Smith – guitar (track 2) Tomi Martin – guitar (track 8) Moffet Morris – upright bass (track 4) Kevin Brandon – double bass (tracks 4, 14) Kevin Smith – electric bass (track 5) Aaron Mills – bass (tracks 7, 8, 17) Hornz Unlimited – horns (tracks 2, 14, 19), trumpets (tracks 5, 8) Cutmaster Swift – cuts (tracks 5, 8) Jef Van Veen – drums (tracks 2, 14) Benjamin Wright – string arrangement, conductor (track 13) Charles Veal – violin, concert master (track 13) James Sitterly – violin (track 13) Mark Casillas – violin (track 13) Gina Kranstadt – violin (track 13) Marisa McClead – violin (track 13) Mark Cargill – violin (track 13) Richard Adkins – violin (track 13) Tibor Zelig – violin (track 13) Yarda Kettner – violin (track 13) Louis Kabok – violin (track 13) Patrick Morgan – viola (track 13) Robin Ross – viola (track 13) Michel Vardone – viola (track 13) March Vaj – viola (track 13) John Krovaza – cello (track 13) Martin Smith – cello (track 13) Lisa Chien – cello (track 13) Catherine Chan – cello (track 13) Kelvin Brandon – contra, bass (track 13) Kelvin O'Neal – contra, bass (track 13) Gary Harris – saxophone (track 17) Fulton Yard Unlimited – digital editing (track 14) Regina Davenport – A&R direction and coordination, production coordinator Theresa Wilson – A&R administrator Michael "Big Blue" Williams – management Joe-Mama Nitzberg – creative direction Jeff Schulz – art direction and design Torkil Gudnason – photography

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (2003/2004) Peak position

Australian Albums Chart[26] 9

Austrian Albums Chart[26] 28

Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[26] 21

Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[26] 58

Canadian Albums Chart[27] 4

Danish Albums Chart[26] 13

Dutch Albums Chart[26] 15

French Albums Chart[26] 13

Finnish Albums Chart[26] 15

German Albums Chart[28] 21

Irish Albums Chart[28] 3

New Zealand Albums Chart[26] 3

Norwegian Albums Chart[26] 4

Polish Albums Chart[28] 35

Swedish Albums Chart[26] 11

Swiss Albums Chart[26] 11

UK Albums Chart[28] 1

US Billboard 200[28] 1

US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop[27] 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification (thresholds)[29]

Australia ARIA Platinum[30]

Canada CRIA Gold[31]

Denmark IFPI Gold[32]

Germany BVMI Gold[33]

Hungary Mahasz Gold[34]

Japan RIAJ Gold[35]

Netherlands NVPI Gold[36]

New Zealand RMNZ 2× Platinum[37]

Norway IFPI Gold[38]

Switzerland Gold[39]

United Kingdom BPI 2× Platinum[40]

United States RIAA 11× Platinum (Diamond)[41]

See also[edit]

List of best-selling albums in the United States

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Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below at Discogs Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below at Metacritic International chart positions at acharts.us

Awards and achievements

Preceded by The Eminem
Eminem
Show Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Rap Album 2004 Succeeded by The College Dropout

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Come Away with Me Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album
Album
of the Year 2004 Succeeded by Genius Loves Company

Preceded by Grand Champ
Grand Champ
by DMX Measure of a Man by Clay Aiken The Diary of Alicia Keys
The Diary of Alicia Keys
by Alicia Keys Closer by Josh Groban Billboard 200
Billboard 200
number-one album October 5–18, 2003 November 9–15, 2003 January 4–17, 2004 January 25 – February 7, 2004 Succeeded by Chicken-n-Beer
Chicken-n-Beer
by Ludacris Shock'n Y'all by Toby Keith Closer by Josh Groban Kamikaze by Twista

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OutKast

André 3000 Big Boi

Studio albums

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
(1994) ATLiens
ATLiens
(1996) Aquemini
Aquemini
(1998) Stankonia
Stankonia
(2000) Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below (2003) Idlewild (2006)

Other albums

Big Boi
Big Boi
and Dre Present... Outkast
Outkast
(2001) Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010) Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
(2012) Boomiverse (2017)

Singles

"Player's Ball" "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" "Git Up, Git Out" "Elevators (Me & You)" "ATLiens" "Jazzy Belle" "Rosa Parks" "Skew It on the Bar-B" "Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 1)" "B.O.B" "Ms. Jackson" "So Fresh, So Clean" "The Whole World" "Land of a Million Drums" "Hey Ya!" "The Way You Move" "Roses" "Ghetto Musick / Prototype" "Mighty O" "Morris Brown" "Idlewild Blue (Don'tchu Worry 'Bout Me)" "Hollywood Divorce" "The Train"

Featured songs

"Gone Be Fine" "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)"

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album
Album
of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album
Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love
Love
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below – Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Rap Album

1996–2000

Poverty's Paradise Naughty by Nature
Naughty by Nature
(1996) The Score – Fugees (1997) No Way Out – Puff Daddy and the Family (1998) Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Jay-Z
Jay-Z
(1999) The Slim Shady LP
The Slim Shady LP
Eminem
Eminem
(2000)

2001–2010

The Marshall Mathers LP
The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem
Eminem
(2001) Stankonia
Stankonia
Outkast
Outkast
(2002) The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
Eminem
Eminem
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below – Outkast
Outkast
(2004) The College Dropout
The College Dropout
Kanye West
Kanye West
(2005) Late Registration
Late Registration
Kanye West
Kanye West
(2006) Release Therapy
Release Therapy
Ludacris
Ludacris
(2007) Graduation – Kanye West
Kanye West
(2008) Tha Carter III
Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
(2009) Relapse – Eminem
Eminem
(2010)

2011–present

Recovery – Eminem
Eminem
(2011) My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West
Kanye West
(2012) Take Care – Drake (2013) The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2014) The Marshall Mathers LP
The Marshall Mathers LP
2 – Eminem
Eminem
(2015) To Pimp a Butterfly
To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar
(2016) Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper
(2017) Damn – Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar
(2018)

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Rolling Stone's Albums of the Year

1978–1979

1978 Rolling Stones – Some Girls 1979 Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps

1980–1989

1980 The Clash – London Calling 1981 Rolling Stones – Tattoo You 1982 Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska 1983 R.E.M. – Murmur 1984 Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA 1985 Talking Heads – Little Creatures 1986 Paul Simon – Graceland 1987 Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love 1988 Midnight Oil – Diesel and Dust 1989 Neil Young – Freedom

1990–1999

1990 Sinead O'Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got 1991 R.E.M. – Out of Time 1992 R.E.M. – Automatic For The People 1993 Nirvana – In Utero 1994 Hole – Live Through This 1995 PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love 1996 Beck – Odelay 1997 Bob Dylan – Time Out of Mind 1998 Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 1999 Rage Against The Machine – The Battle of Los Angeles

2000–2009

2000 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2001 Bob Dylan – Love
Love
and Theft 2002 Beck – Sea Change 2003 Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love
Love
Below 2004 Kanye West – The College Dropout 2005 Kanye West – Late Registration 2006 Bob Dylan – Modern Times 2007 M.I.A. – Kala 2008 TV On The Radio – Dear Science 2009 U2 – No Line On The Horizon

2010–present

2010 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2011 Adele – 21 2012 Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball 2013 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City 2014 U2 – Songs of Innocence 2015 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly 2016 Beyoncé – Lemonade 2017 Kendrick La

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