Chart Success
Their debut album, Devil's Night, referring to the old Detroit tradition of setting abandoned buildings on fire (something that has become huge in Detroit) the night before Halloween, was released in June 2001. It debuted at number one on the U.S. and British charts, also reaching the top of the Canadian charts. Devil's Night went on to sell four million albums worldwide and two million in the U.S. It featured the following hit singles:
  • "Purple Hills" (the clean version of "Purple Pills") reached the top twenty on the Billboard 100 and number one on the rap tracks charts in 2001 as well as number two in the UK and the top ten in Australia.
  • "Shit on You" reached the British top ten and the Canadian top five.
  • "Fight Music", featuring Ice T, Angie Martinez, Fat Joe,in its music video, reached the British top twenty and the Australian top forty.
Year Song Chart Peak Spot
2001Purple HillsHot Rap Singles1
2001Purple HillsThe Billboard Hot 10019
2001Purple HillsHot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks21

The group's second album was D12 World released on April 27, 2004, featuring production by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kon Artis and Kanye West, and guest appearances by Obie Trice on the track "Loyalty", and B-Real of Cypress Hill on the track "American Psycho II". It debuted at the top of the U.S., UK, and Australian album charts, and number two in Germany selling over half a million records in its first week of release in the U.S. alone. "My Band", the album's first single, was also successful reaching number one in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. rhythmic top forty, the top five in the UK and Germany, and the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.
Year Song Chart Peak Spot
2004My BandThe Billboard Hot 1006
2004My BandHot Rap Tracks7
2004How ComeHot Rap Tracks18
2004My BandHot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks26
2004How ComeThe Billboard Hot 10027
2004How ComeHot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks68


POSTED 5/12/2011
D12 World