L.V. (singer)

Larry Sanders (born November 21, 1957), known professionally as L.V. (which stands for "Large Variety"),[1] is an American singer. He is best known for his collaboration with rapper Coolio on the single "Gangsta's Paradise" and has been featured on multiple soundtracks since then. He has released five solo albums and was a member of the gangsta rap group South Central Cartel since it formed, usually singing the choruses.

L.V.
Birth nameLarry Sanders
Born (1957-11-21) November 21, 1957 (age 64)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active1991–present
Labels

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Release Peak chart positions
AUS
[2]
GER
[3]
UK
[4]
US
R&B

[5]
I Am L.V. 96 72 139 100
How Long 59
Hustla 4 Life
Still L.V.
  • Released: August 22, 2012
  • Label: Octave
The Art of Making Love[6]
  • Released: March 15, 2017
  • Label: ESMG

Collaboration albumsEdit

  • The Playground with Prodegy (2002)
  • Hood Affiliated with Prodegy (2008)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • The Gangstas In South Central with South Central Cartel (1996)

SinglesEdit

Title Release Peak chart positions Album
US
[7]
US R&B
[7]
AUS
[2]
FRA
[8]
GER
[3]
NZ
[9]
UK
[4]
"Throw Your Hands Up" 1995 63 42 84 47 46 5 24 I Am L.V.
"I Am L.V." 1996 87 42 64
"How Long" 2000 46 How Long

Featured inEdit

Title Release Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[10]
AUS
AUT
GER
NL NOR
NZ
SWE
SWI
UK
[11]
"Gangsta's Paradise"
(Coolio featuring L.V.)
1995 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[12]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum
  • BVMI: 2× Platinum
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[13]
  • IFPI NOR: 4× Platinum[14]
  • IFPI SWE: Gold[15]
  • IFPI SWI: 2× Platinum[16]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[17]
Gangsta's Paradise
and
Dangerous Minds soundtrack

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "L.V. | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  3. ^ a b German chart peaks:
  4. ^ a b UK chart peaks:
  5. ^ "L.V. Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Archived from the original on December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  6. ^ The Art of Making Love by L.V., March 15, 2017, retrieved December 4, 2018
  7. ^ a b "L.V. Chart History". Billboard.
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "lescharts.com - Larry Sanders". lescharts.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "charts.nz - Discography L.V." charts.nz. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "Coolio Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  11. ^ "Coolio". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  12. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 28 Jan 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  14. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  15. ^ "(Guld & Platina) ÅR 1987-1998" [(Gold & Platinum) Year 1987-1998] (PDF) (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Coolio)". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  17. ^ "Official NZ Music Charts (10 March 1996)". Recorded Music New Zealand. Retrieved June 13, 2016.