The Price of Fame

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The Price of Fame
Bow Wow - The Price Of Fame cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 19, 2006
Recorded2005–2006
Genre
Length43:38
Label
Producer
Bow Wow chronology
Wanted
(2005)
The Price of Fame
(2006)
Face Off
(2007)
Singles from The Price of Fame
  1. "Shortie Like Mine"
    Released: July 7, 2006
  2. "Outta My System"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  3. "I'm a Flirt"
    Released: March 2, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews(6/10)[2]

The Price of Fame is the fifth studio album by American rapper Bow Wow. It was released on December 19, 2006; the first single "Shortie Like Mine" featuring Chris Brown and Johntá Austin. The second single "Outta My System"; the third single "I Don't Know About That". The fourth and final single was supposed to be "4 Corners", but was never released as a single and a video was not shot; every track on the album is edited, although explicit versions of songs such as "Shortie Like Mine", "4 Corners", and "I Don't Know About That" were recorded.

The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 262,001 copies sold in the first-week of sales.[3] A month later the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with an excess of 1,000,000 copies.[4] Producers and guest appearances are featured on the album, including Jermaine Dupri, Chris Brown, Johntá Austin, Young Jinsu, The late Pimp C, T-Pain, Lil Scrappy, Short Dawg, Khleo Thomas, Young Capone, R. Kelly, Nitty, Lil Ronnie, among others. As of November 26, 2008 the album has sold 1,600,000 copies in the U.S.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"  0:21
2."Price of Fame"Shad Moss, Ronnie JacksonBow Wow, Lil Ronnie2:38
3."4 Corners" (featuring Lil Scrappy, Pimp C, Short Dawg and Lil Wayne)Chad Butler, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Shawn Carter, Jermaine Dupri, Kyambo Joshua, Darryl Richardson, Timothy Mosley, James PhillipsJermaine Dupri, LRoc*, No I.D.*5:28
4."Outta My System" (featuring T-Pain and Johntá Austin)Jaron Alston, Dupri, Rick JamesJermaine Dupri, LRoc*, No I.D.*3:58
5."How You Move It"Teraike Crawford, Dupri, Curtis Jackson, Phillips, Phillip PittsJermaine Dupri, LRoc*3:53
6."Shortie Like Mine" (featuring Chris Brown, Johntá Austin & Jermaine Dupri)Johntá Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox, Dupri, Shawntae HarrisJermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox*4:28
7."Don't Know About That" (featuring Coke J and Young Capone)Dupri, Chadron Moore, Rodriguez Vashaun SmithJermaine Dupri, Nitti3:50
8."Tell Me"Dupri, Timmy Gatling, Harris, Phillips, Alton "Wokie" StewartJermaine Dupri, LRoc*3:34
9."Damn Thing" (featuring Da Brat)Dupri, Phillips, Anthony "T." WatersJermaine Dupri, LRoc*2:43
10."Bet That" (featuring Khleo Thomas)Jaron Alston, Dupri, PhillipsJermaine Dupri, LRoc*3:45
11."On Fiya"Moss, Tad Mingo, Rufus MorganFree Agentz3:52
12."Give It to You"Moss, JacksonBow Wow, Lil Ronnie3:10
  • (*) Denotes co-producer.
Notes
  • Track 2, "Price of Fame", featuring uncredited vocals by Young Jinsu.
  • Track 5, "How You Move It", featuring uncredited vocals by Da Brat.
Sample credits
  • "4 Corners", contains excepts from "Big Pimpin'" as performed by Jay-Z featuring UGK, and written by Shawn Carter, Chad Butler, Bernard Freeman, Timothy Mosley and Kyambo Joshua.
  • "Outta My System" (feat. Johntá Austin and T-Pain), samples of "Hollywood" as performed by Rick James, and written by James Johnson, Jr.
  • "How You Move It", contains interpolations from the composition "Disco Inferno as performed by 50 Cent, and written by Curtis Jackson, Teraike Crawford and Phillip Pitts.
  • "Tell Me", contains interpolations from the composition "When Will I See You Smile Again?" by Bell Biv DeVoe, and written by Timmy Gatling and Alton "Wokie" Stewart.

Bonus track[edit]

The album was released with the bonus track "I'm a Flirt" (featuring R. Kelly). This was due to be the album's second single, but it was changed to "Outta My System"; the remix to "I'm A Flirt", with T.I. and T-Pain, is on R. Kelly's 2007 album Double Up and does not include Bow Wow. On downloadable music sites and YouTube, Bow Wow's verse was added to the beginning of the remix and is credited as Bow Wow & R. Kelly featuring T.I. and T-Pain.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews.com review
  3. ^ Harris, Chris (2006-12-27). "Nas Proves Hip-Hop Is Alive And Well With Third Career #1 - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  4. ^ a b "American album certifications – Bow Wow – The Price of Fame". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  5. ^ "Bow Wow Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Bow Wow Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Bow Wow Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2007". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2007". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  10. ^ "Year-End Charts: Rap Albums - 2007". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2015.