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HAS BEENIE MAN OUTSOLD BOUNTY KILLER? Perennial adversaries, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have gone head to head for almost two decades. Although there is a ceasefire of sorts between the two, their legion of fans continue to compare the legacy of the two. So one876 is asking the question, who has outsold whom? Beenie Man, with the advantage of major US labels, got the financial muscle behind his work, however Bounty Killer, a hero of grassroots dancehall fans, has done remarkably well on his own. Bounty Killer has scored two huge hits on the Billboard Hot 100, the biggest being a combination Hey Baby with No Doubt that peaked at #5 in 2001. The single came from No Doubt's Rocksteady album.

In 1997, his combination, Hip Hopera with the Fugees, from the My Xperience
album peaked at #81.

In 1998, Bounty Killer's "Deadly Zone" featuring Mobb Deep, from his Next Millennium album did well in the
US and was added to the soundtrack album Blade: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture.

In 2002, Bounty Killer's Ghetto Dictionary Volume II: Mystery for VP Records earned Killer a Grammy nomination
That same year, he earned a collabo with Swizz Beatz, Guilty, that made it to #104 on the US R & B/Hip Hop charts.

Three years later, he hooked up with Jay Z on the joint, "P.S.A BK 2004" that made it to #75 on the
US R & B/Hip Hop charts.

Bounty Killer has never benefitted from the support of a major US label, so his albums have never sold
more than 150,000 copies internationally, the exception being My Xperience. However, he has scored a
a top five single on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat that Beenie Man has been unable to match despite charting no fewer
than 12 singles on all Billboard charts, and an impressive four times on the major chart, the Billboard Hot 100.

Beenie Man won a Grammy award for his album Art And Life, but Beenie Man's biggest hit single is perhaps "Feel it Boy" done with Janet Jackson on his Tropical Storm album. Written by Beenie Man and produced by award-winning duo The Neptunes, the song was released as a single on September 16, 2002, peaking in the top 20's and 30's in most countries. It spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #28. It also peaked at #9 on the UK Singles Chart. But the single caused a firestorm of controversy when UK Gay Rights group OutRage! called for a boycott of the single, citing Beenie Man's "history of homophobic dancehall lyrics."

He has hit the Billboard chart with singles such as Romie, and most notably with Who Am I which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot Rap singles chart and got Beenie Man a feature in the pages of Newsweek magazine. Other singles did well such as Girls Dem Sugar featuring American R&B singer, Mya, from the Art and Life album. The single peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #16 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Beenie Man's "King of the Dancehall" peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The aforementioned Feel It Boy featuring Janet Jackson was another big seller, but his highest charting song was Dude
from the Back to Basics album which peaked at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004.

Beenie Man's album, Back to Basics debuted at Number 51 on The Billboard 200 chart, peaked at #9 on the Billboard Top R & B/Hip Hop albums, and #1 on the Billboard Reggae Album charts.


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