Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Biography

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American Hip Hop group, formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1991. It consists of rappers Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Layzie Bone, and Bizzy Bone. Rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Ruthless Records in 1994.

“Faces of Death,” their debut album, was released in 1993 under the name, B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e.

Released in June 1994, the EP “Creepin on ah Come Up,” was Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's debut with Ruthless. Peaking at #12 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, it included the hit singles “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Foe tha Love of $,” the second of which featured a verse by Eazy-E. “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and #2 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart, and “Foe tha Love of $” peaked at #41 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the Rap Tracks charts.

In 1995, the group's second album “E. 1999 Eternal” was released. It included the singles “1st of tha Month,” which peaked at #14 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the Hot Rap Tracks, and “Tha Crossroads,” which reached #1 on the Hot 100 and Hot Rap Tracks charts. The album name originated from Eazy-E's album, “Eternal E.”

In 1997, the group released the double-disc set “The Art of War.” The single “Look into My Eyes” appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Batman & Robin.” It peaked at #4 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. “If I Could Teach the World,” the other single from “The Art of War,” peaked at #27 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot Rap Tracks.

In 2000, the group released “BTNHResurrection.” The album featured the single “Resurrection (Paper, Paper),” which peaked on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #52.

In 2002, the group released “Thug World Order.” The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200, and its single “Home” which featured Phil Collins performing part of his song “Take Me Home” peaked at #33 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart.

“Thug Stories,” Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's sixth album, was recorded on Koch Records and released in 2006. It marked the first time Bone Thugs-n-Harmony recorded as a trio. “Thug Stories” peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Independent Albums chart.

“Strength & Loyalty” was released in 2007. Being their first major album after an absence of nearly five years, the album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Urban Music chart. The album contained guest appearances by Mariah Carey, The Game, will.i.am, Akon, Twista, Bow Wow, Yolanda Adams, and Felecia. The first single was “I Tried,” which was their first Top 10 hit in 10 years, having peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Released in 2007 by their former record label, Ruthless Records, “T.H.U.G.S.” was an album featuring previously unreleased, largely remixed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony songs that didn't make the final cut of the “BTNHResurrection” and “Thug World Order” albums. The sole single off the album was “Young Thugs.”

“Uni5: The World's Enemy” was released in 2010 on BTNH Worldwide with distribution via Warner Bros. Records. The album reached #14 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The first single, “See Me Shine,” featuring Lyfe Jennings, Phaedra and Jay Rush was released in 2009.

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