On this day in Hip-Hop history, DMX released his third studio album ...And Then There Was X.
On this day in 1999, DMX released his third studio album ...And Then There Was X on Def Jam. The album featured production from Swizz Beatz, P. Killer Tracks, Dame Grease, DJ Shok, Nokio, Irv Gotti, and others. Notable guest artists featured on the album included Sisqo, Drag-On, The Lox, and Regina Belle.
...And Then There Was X spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name," which reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Rap charts; "Party Up (Up in Here)," which reached #27 on the Hot 100 and #8 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart; and "What These Bitches Want," which peaked at #49 on the BillboardHot 100.
The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200. It was nominated for two Grammys for best rap album and best rap solo performance. It sold over five million copies and was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA in 2001.
Also on this day...
2009 - Lil Wayne's Young Money label released the imprint's first compilation album We Are Young Money.
2010 - Ghostface Killah released his ninth solo album Apollo Kids on Def Jam.
2010 - Mann released the remix to his hit single "Buzzin'" on Beluga Heights.