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The Neptunes Present...Clones is a compilation album produced and released by American production duo The Neptunes (producer-singer Pharrell Williams and producer Chad Hugo). It was released on August 19, 2003 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. The album featured four singles; "Frontin'" by Pharrell Williams, "Light Your Ass on Fire" by Busta Rhymes, "Hot Damn" by Clipse and "It Blows My Mind" by Snoop Dogg.

Clones
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Compilation album by
ReleasedAugust 19, 2003
Recorded2002–03
Genre
Length63:34
Label
ProducerThe Neptunes
Singles from Clones
  1. "Hot Damn"
    Released: April 29, 2003
  2. "Light Your Ass on Fire"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Frontin'"
    Released: June 3, 2003
  4. "It Blows My Mind"
    Released: 2003

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
RapReviews.com(7/10)[2]
Rolling Stone     [3]
Vibe     [4]

Clones received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Commercial performanceEdit

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 250,000 copies in the United States.[5] In its second week, the album fell to number three on the Billboard 200, selling 115,000 copies.[6] In its third week, Clones fell to number six on the US chart with 81,000 copies, for a three-week total of 450,000 units.[7] The album sold over 500,000 domestically, and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by The Neptunes.

Clones — North American standard version
No.TitleLength
1."Intro" (performed by The Neptunes)0:26
2."Light Your Ass on Fire" (performed by Busta Rhymes featuring Pharrell Williams)3:39
3."Blaze of Glory" (performed by Clipse featuring Pharrell Williams and Ab-Liva)3:51
4."It Wasn't Us" (performed by Ludacris featuring I-20)3:34
5."Frontin'" (Pharrell Williams featuring Jay-Z)3:56
6."Good Girl" (performed by Vanessa Marquez)4:10
7."If" (performed by Nelly)4:10
8."Hot" (performed by Rosco P. Coldchain featuring Pusha T and Boo-Bonic)3:36
9."It Blows My Mind" (performed by Snoop Dogg)4:59
10."Half-Steering..." (performed by Spymob)3:34
11."Fuck N' Spend" (performed by The High Speed Scene)1:27
12."Loser" (performed by N.E.R.D featuring Clipse)3:11
13."Rock 'n' Roll" (performed by Fam-Lay)4:19
14."The Don of Dons (Put De Ting Pon Dem)" (performed by Super Cat featuring Jadakiss)4:10
15."Hot Damn" (performed by Clipse featuring Ab-Liva, Pharrell Williams and Rosco P. Coldchain)4:03
16."Put 'Em Up" (performed by N.O.R.E. featuring Pharrell Williams)3:31
17."Pop Shit" (performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard featuring Pharrell Williams)3:34
18."Popular Thug" (performed by Kelis featuring Nas)3:54
Clones — Limited edition bonus DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Frontin'" (performed by Pharrell Williams featuring Jay Z (music video)) 
2."Hot Damn" (performed by Clipse featuring Ab-Liva, Pharrell Williams and Rosco P. Coldchain (music video)) 
3."Rock 'n' Roll" (performed by Fam-Lay (music video)) 
4."Eight Planet Short Film" 

CreditsEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 24
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 34
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 7
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[11] 7
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[12] 1
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 52
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 22
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[11] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 27
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 29
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[17] 56
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[18] 1
US Billboard 200[19] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[20] 1

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[21] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy (2003-08-19). "The Neptunes Present... Clones - The Neptunes | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  2. ^ "The Neptunes :: The Neptunes Present... Clones :: Star Trak/Arista Records". Rapreviews.com. 2003-08-26. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  3. ^ "The Neptunes: The Neptunes Present...Clones : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. 2003-08-13. Archived from the original on 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-23.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2015-01-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1". Billboard. 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  6. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-09-03). "'Love & Life' Puts Blige Back On Top". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  7. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-09-10). "Duff Debut Tops Album Chart". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
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  9. ^ "The Neptunes & Friends: The Neptunes - Present... Clones" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "The Neptunes Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Norwegiancharts.com – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones". Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Neptunes & Friends – The Neptunes - Present... Clones". Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Official Compilations Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "The Neptunes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "The Neptunes Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "American album certifications – The Neptunes – Clones". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.