DMX – Released “…And Then There Was X” On This Day in 1999

DMX - Released "…And Then There Was X" On This Day in 1999

… And Then There Was X is the third album from Yonkers rapper DMX. The album was released on December 21, 1999, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. The album was certified 4x Platinum and then later certified 5x Platinum. The album earned a 2001 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.

The album’s first single “What’s My Name” 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 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 among hip-hop’s only artists to have their first three albums enter the Billboard Top 200 Chart at the #1 spot.

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