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... And Then There Was X

Album by DMX

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...And Then There Was X
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 21, 1999
Recorded1999
StudioThe Hit Factory Criteria Powerhouse Studios, NYC
GenreHip hop[1]
Length60:15
Label
Producer
DMX chronology
Live at Woodstock
(1999)
...And Then There Was X
(1999)
The Great Depression
(2001)
Singles from ...And Then There Was X
  1. "What's My Name"
    Released: December 28, 1999
  2. "Party Up (Up in Here)"
    Released: April 18, 2000
  3. "What These Bitches Want"
    Released: June 13, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [2]
The Daily VaultB+[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[1]
Q [4]
RapReviews(7/10)[5]
Rolling Stone [6]
The Source [4]

...And Then There Was X is the third studio album by American rapper DMX. The album was released on December 21, 1999, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. The album was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on February 7, 2001. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2001 Grammys.

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Singles

The album's first single "What's My Name" was released on December 28, 1999. It reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[7] The second single "Party Up (Up in Here)" was released on February 20, 2000 and became his most successful single of his career peaking at number 27 on the Hot 100.[7] The third single "What These Bitches Want" featuring Sisqó was released on June 6, 2000 which peaked at number 49.[7]

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Commercial performance

The album sold 698,000 copies in its first week and went on to be certified 5x Platinum making it DMX's best-selling album to date.[8] The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making DMX the first rapper to reach number one with his first three albums.

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Track listing

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[9]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Kennel" (Intro)  0:36
2."One More Road to Cross"Swizz Beatz4:20
3."The Professional"
  • Simmons
  • Anthony Fields
P. Killer Trackz3:35
4."Fame"Dame Grease3:37
5."A Lot to Learn" (Skit)  0:39
6."Here We Go Again"
  • Simmons
  • Michael Gomez
DJ Shok3:52
7."Party Up (Up in Here)"
  • Simmons
  • Dean
Swizz Beatz4:28
8."Make a Move"
  • Simmons
  • Fields
P. Killer Trackz3:33
9."What These Bitches Want" (featuring Sisqó)Nokio4:13
10."What's My Name?"
3:52
11."More 2 a Song"
  • Simmons
  • Fields
P. Killer Trackz3:42
12."Don't You Ever"
  • Simmons
  • Dean
Swizz Beatz3:48
13."The Shakedown" (Skit)  0:35
14."D-X-L (Hard White)" (featuring The Lox & Drag-On)Dame Grease4:21
15."Comin' for Ya"
  • Simmons
  • Dean
Swizz Beatz4:02
16."Prayer III"Simmons 2:00
17."Angel" (featuring Regina Belle)
  • Simmons
  • Lorenzo
Irv Gotti5:07
18."Good Girls, Bad Guys (Bonus Track)" (featuring Dyme)
  • Simmons
  • Fields
  • Charly Charles
  • Randy Muller
  • P. Killer Trackz
  • Charly "Shuga Bear" Charles
3:55

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Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[18] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ a b Anthony DeCurtis (2000-01-14). "Vol. 3 Life and Times of S. Carter; ...And Then There Was X; Born Again". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  2. ^ John Bush (1999-12-21). "And Then There Was X - DMX | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  3. ^ "The Daily Vault Music Reviews :". Dailyvault.com. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  4. ^ a b "Dmx - ...And Then There Was X CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 1999-12-21. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  5. ^ "DMX :: ...And Then There Was X :: Def Jam". Rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  6. ^ DMX (2000-02-03). "DMX: ...And Then There Was X : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  7. ^ a b c "DMX - Chart history". Billboard. 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  8. ^ "DMX RIAA album certifications". riaa.com. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  9. ^ ... And Then There Was X (booklet). Ruff Ryders, Def Jam. 1999.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – DMX – ... And Then There Was X" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "DMX Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – DMX – ... And Then There Was X" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "DMX Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  15. ^ "DMX Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  16. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2000". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  17. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2000". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  18. ^ "Canadian album certifications – DMX – FLESH OF MY FLESH, BLOOD OF MY BLOOD". Music Canada.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – DMX – ...AND THEN THERE WAS X". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 20, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.