Shop Boyz Explained

Shop Boyz
Background:group_or_band
Alias:The Boyz of Shop
Origin:Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Genre:Hip Hop, Southern Rap, Rap Rock
Years Active:2004-2010
Label:OnDeck Records/Universal Republic
Associated Acts:DJ Drama, Mims, Lil Boosie
Website:http://www.shopboyzonline.com
Current Members:Meanie
Fat
Sheed
Past Members:Rich Shoo

The Shop Boyz are an Atlanta-based hip hop group, originating from the Kings Glen Trail in Decatur.They relocated to Des Plaines, Illinois during the early nineties. [1] They are most known for their single "Party Like a Rockstar" from their debut album Rockstar Mentality. The group is composed of Demetrius "Meany" Hardin, Richard "Fat" Stevens and Rasheed "Sheed" Hightower. In mid-2008, Rich "Shoo" left the group of a battle with Sheed.

Rockstar Mentality

The group's debut album, Rockstar Mentality, was released through OnDeck Records, an imprint of Universal Records on June 19, 2007.[1] The lead single, "Party Like a Rockstar," charted on the Billboard rap charts as well as "Rocking My New Hair Do" and the Hot 100 (peaking at #2 on the Charts). "Party Like a Rockstar" was the number one selling ringtone of 2007.[2] Despite the success of "Party Like A Rockstar", the album sold fewer than 200,000 copies as of August 24, 2007.[3]

Shop Boyz performed at CollegeFest 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Shop Boyz released a new single called "Up Thru There" in September 2008.

Discography

Singles

YearSongPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[7]
US R&B
[8] [9] [10]
US Rap
[11]
US Pop
[12]
CAN
[13]
2007"Party Like a Rockstar"2311023Rockstar Mentality
"They Like Me"111
2008"Up Thru There"79Non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References

  1. Shop Boyz by Mosi Reeves. Vibe. July 16, 2007.
  2. News: Shop Boyz End Year with Best Selling Ringtone for 2007. December 10, 2007. Reuters.
  3. Web site: List of winners at BET awards. Access Atlanta. Sonia Murray.
  4. Web site: Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200. Billboard. January 8, 2011.
  5. Web site: Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Billboard. January 8, 2011.
  6. Web site: Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Rap Albums. Billboard. January 8, 2011.
  7. Web site: Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100. Billboard. January 8, 2011.
  8. Web site: Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Billboard. January 8, 2011.
  9. http://api.billboard.com/apisvc/chart/v1/list?artist=shop_boyz&song=they&sdate=1990-10-10&edate=2010-12-20&api_key=bvk4re5h37dzvx87h7rf5dqz
  10. http://api.billboard.com/apisvc/chart/v1/list?artist=shop_boyz&song=up&sdate=1990-10-10&edate=2010-12-20&api_key=bvk4re5h37dzvx87h7rf5dqz
  11. Web site: Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Rap Songs. Billboard. January 8, 2011.
  12. Web site: Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs. Billboard. January 8, 2011.
  13. Web site: Shop Boyz Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100. Billboard. January 8, 2011.

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