| December 21, 1999|
21 December 1999
Def Jam Recordings
| Dee & Waah Dean (exec.)
Swizz Beatz, PK, Dame Grease, Irv Gotti, Nokio, DJ Shok|
The Great Depression
Gangsta rap, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Grammy Award for Best Rap Album
DMX albums, Gangsta rap albums
... And Then There Was X is the third studio album by American rapper DMX. The album was released on December 21, 1999, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. In 2000, it was certified 4× Platinum and then later 5× Platinum. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2001 Grammys.
The album's first single "What's My Name" was released on 1999/2000. It reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single "Party Up (Up in Here)" was released on February 20, 2000 and became his most successful single of his career peaking at number 27 on the Hot 100. The third single "What These Bitches Want" featuring Sisqó was released on June 6, 2000 which peaked at number 49.
The album sold very well selling roughly 698,000 units in its first week and went on to be certified 5x Platinum making it DMX's best-selling album to date. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, firmly ranking DMX within hip hop's only artist to have their first three albums enter the Billboard Top 200 Chart at the #1 spot.
1The Kennel (skit)0:36... And Then There Was X Wikipedia
2One More Road to Cross4:20