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Star Trak Entertainment
Star Trak Entertainment
was an American record label, founded by The Neptunes in 2002. It operated as a division of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Its name is a reference to the 1960s TV program Star Trek.


1 History

1.1 Beginnings 1.2 Addition of Snoop Dogg 1.3 Decline 1.4 Resurgence

2 Artists

2.1 Current artists 2.2 Former artists

3 Discography 4 References

History[edit] Beginnings[edit] Star Trak Entertainment
Star Trak Entertainment
was formed in 2002 by The Neptunes. The label was partially funded by Arista Records
Arista Records
(from Sony Music Entertainment) in a joint-venture. Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
would sign longtime friends, Clipse. Their debut album, Lord Willin', was released in 2002 led by the hits, "Grindin'", "When the Last Time", and "Ma, I Don't Love Her" After the success of the album, the label would sign Kelis, Vanessa Marquez, Fam-Lay, N.E.R.D
and pop rock band Spymob, who provided backing instruments for N.E.R.D's debut album In Search Of.... The label released a compilation album during the summer of 2003, entitled, The Neptunes
The Neptunes
Present... Clones. In late 2003, Star Trak Entertainment released the highly successful album, Tasty, by Kelis led by the hit single "Milkshake." In early 2004, Star Trak linked with EMI's Virgin Records
Virgin Records
for a new distribution deal. The first release from this deal was Fly or Die
Fly or Die
by N.E.R.D. Addition of Snoop Dogg[edit] In mid-2004, Star Trak signed EMI
cousin label, Doggystyle Records
Doggystyle Records
to a distribution deal and soared to new heights behind veteran Doggystyle Records
Doggystyle Records
rapper, Snoop Dogg. A few months later, Star Trak Entertainment left EMI's Virgin Records
Virgin Records
before completing a year with the label. They ended up moving operations over to Geffen Records and Interscope Records. Here, they would release Snoop Dogg's album, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. The album was led by "Drop It Like Its Hot", which would be yet another hit single for the fledgling label. This album would go Platinum in the US like some other Star Trak Entertainment
Star Trak Entertainment
releases. It also had many other hit singles. After the album's release, the label was in a surplus and could afford to spend money on new things, so they signed underground Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas
rapper Slim Thug
Slim Thug
& in 2005, he released his debut album, Already Platinum. This album would give Star Trak Entertainment yet another hit, "Like A Boss", and "I Ain't Heard of That." Decline[edit] After the release of Slim Thug's album, Geffen Records was partially absorbed into Interscope, which moved Star Trak into an exclusive distribution deal with Interscope and ended all business with Geffen as Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
stayed and took his Doggy Style imprint with him. During this time, the label added Kenna
and Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
to their roster. Resurgence[edit] In 2006, Pharrell
released his debut solo album, In My Mind. The album provided another two hits for the label and capitalized what is the Neptunes sound. These singles were "Can I Have It Like That", with Gwen Stefani, and "Number One", with Kanye West. Other releases in 2006 were Robin Thicke's second album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke, which featured the hit, "Lost Without U." The last 2006 release was Clipse's second album, Hell Hath No Fury, the album featured another hit for the label, "Mr. Me Too." This was their first release through their Re-Up Gang Records imprint. Because of constant delays on the album's release date, and a small amount of production, then low record sales, Clipse
asked for their release from the Jive Records label with in terms released them from Star Trak Entertainment
Star Trak Entertainment
moving their Re-Up Gang Records imprint to Columbia Records. Star Trak Entertainment has since signed Teyana Taylor
Teyana Taylor
to their roster, along with Chester French, Natasha Ramos, Epoch When and Sergio Veneno. In 2007, Kenna
released his album, Make Sure They See My Face. Releases for 2008 included N.E.R.D
and Robin Thicke. Releases for 2009 included Chester French, Teyana Taylor, Kenna, Clipse
and Teriyaki Boyz. In 2013, the label saw success once again with the chart-topping single "Blurred Lines", performed by Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
featuring Pharrell
& T.I.. Artists[edit] Current artists[edit]

Robin Thicke

Former artists[edit]

Alyssa Bernal Chester French Clipse Epoch When Fam-Lay Lee Harvey The High Speed Scene Kelis Kenna Manami Vanessa Marquez N.E.R.D The Neptunes Natasha Ramos Rosco P. Coldchain Super Cat Slim Thug Snoop Dogg Spymob Teriyaki Boyz Teyana Taylor Sergio Veneno Justin Vince Pharrell


Artist Album Details

N.E.R.D In Search of...

Released: September 28, 2001 Chart position: 56 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

Clipse Lord Willin'

Released: August 20, 2002 Chart position: 4 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

The Neptunes Clones

Released: August 19, 2003 Chart position: 1 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

Kelis Tasty

Released: December 9, 2003 Chart position: 27 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

N.E.R.D Fly or Die

Released: March 23, 2004 Chart position: 6 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

Snoop Dogg R&G: The Masterpiece

Released: November 16, 2004 Chart position: 6 U.S. RIAA certification: Platinum

The High Speed Scene The High Speed Scene

Released: March 22, 2005

Slim Thug Already Platinum

Released: July 12, 2005 Chart position: 2 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

Pharrell In My Mind

Released: July 25, 2006 Chart position: 3 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

Robin Thicke The Evolution of Robin Thicke

Released: October 3, 2006 Chart position: 5 U.S. RIAA certification: Platinum

Clipse Hell Hath No Fury

Released: November 28, 2006 Chart position: 14 U.S. RIAA certification: –

Rich Boy Rich Boy

Released: March 13, 2007 Chart position: 976 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

Kenna Make Sure They See My Face

Released: October 16, 2007 Chart position: 124 U.S. RIAA certification: –

N.E.R.D Seeing Sounds

Released: June 10, 2008 Chart position: 7 U.S. RIAA certification: –

Robin Thicke Something Else

Released: September, 2008 Chart position: 3 U.S. RIAA certification: –

Teriyaki Boyz Serious Japanese

Released: February 3, 2009 Chart position: 3 JAP

Chester French Love the Future

Released: April 21, 2009 Chart position: 77 U.S. RIAA certification: –

— Fast & Furious

Released: June 31, 2009

Clipse Til the Casket Drops

Released: December 8, 2009 Chart position: 41 U.S. RIAA certification: –

Robin Thicke Sex Therapy

Released: December 15, 2009 Chart position: 9 U.S. RIAA certification: –

Various Artists Despicable Me
Despicable Me

Released: July 6, 2010

N.E.R.D Nothing

Released: November 2, 2010 Chart position: 20 U.S. RIAA certification: –

Robin Thicke Love After War

Released: December 6, 2011 Chart position: 22 U.S. RIAA certification: –

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

Released: July 12, 2013 Chart position: 1 U.S. RIAA certification: Gold

Robin Thicke Paula

Released: July 1, 2014 Chart position: 9 U.S. RIAA certification: –


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Awards Discography Production discography

Studio albums

In My Mind Girl

Extended plays

The Call Remix Pink Slime


In My Mind: The Prequel

The Neptunes

Clones Discography


In Search Of... Fly or Die Seeing Sounds Nothing No One Ever Really Dies

Concert tours

Dear Girl Tour

Related articles

The Neptunes N.E.R.D I Am Other Billionaire Boys Club Child Rebel Soldier All City Chess Club


v t e


Williams Chad Hugo Shay Haley

Studio albums

In Search of... Fly or Die Seeing Sounds Nothing No One Ever Really Dies


"Lapdance" "Rock Star" "Provider" "She Wants to Move" "Maybe" "Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom)" "Spaz" "Sooner or Later" "Hot-n-Fun" "Hypnotize U" "Party People" "Lemon"

Related articles

The Neptunes

v t e

The Neptunes

Williams Chad Hugo


The Neptunes
The Neptunes
Present... Clones


"Frontin'" "It Blows My Mind" "Hot Damn"

See also

Production discography Billionaire Boys Club Star Trak Entertain