Kid Rock

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Kid Rock's 3'9" sidekick, Joe C., died of Celiac disease in November of 2000.

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Legal name: Robert James Ritchie

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Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. His 1998 studio album Devil Without a Cause sold 13 million copies worldwide. He is a five-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold 25 million albums in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. The RIAA certified him selling 23.5 million albums. He was Soundscan's number one selling male solo musician of the 2000s, selling 17.6 million albums; he was 17th overall for the decade.

Rock was a rapper and hip hop performer with five releases between 1990 and 1997, including a reissue and an EP. After signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1998, he gained commercial success in the rap-rock genre behind the singles "Bawitdaba", "Cowboy" and "Only God Knows Why" (the latter foreshadowing his move into country rock). After Devil Without a Cause '​s success in 2000, he released The History of Rock, a compilation of remixed and remastered versions of songs from previous albums as well as the hit rock single, "American Bad Ass".

Rock's follow-up records became more rock-, country-, and blues-oriented, starting with 2001's Cocky. His collaboration with Sheryl Crow on the song "Picture" was his first country hit and biggest pop hit in the US to date charting at No. 4 on the Hot 100. After 2003's Kid Rock and 2006's Live Trucker sales declined from the previous releases, he then released Rock n Roll Jesus in 2007. The album featured the song "All Summer Long", which charted at No. 1 in eight countries across Europe and Australia. In 2010, he released Born Free, which featured an eponymous song that became the political campaign theme of Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

Rock released Rebel Soul on November 19, 2012. "Let's Ride", a war anthem to the United States military, charted at No 105 on the Billboard Charts and No 8 on the rock charts. The album was certified gold in April 2013.

Kid Rock released his entire Atlantic Records catalog to iTunes in January 2013, with the exception "Racing Father Time EP". Three of the albums recharted on the Billboard 200. "Devil Without A Cause (No. 61), "Rock N Roll Jesus" (No. 142) and "Cocky" (No. 160). His old hits also re-entered the charts on the Rock Digital Songs Chart. They included " All Summer Long" (No. 16), "Cowboy" (No. 19), "Bawitdaba" (No. 21), "Picture" (No. 22), "Only God Knows Why" (No. 25) and "American Bad Ass" (No. 47). "All Summer Long" charted at No. 18 and " Picture" charted at No. 26 on the Hot Digital Country sales chart as well. "Cocky" stayed on the Billboard 200 for nearly an entire year after being released on iTunes, sales jumped from 5.1 million to nearly 5.4 million in that time frame.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast Kid Rock 2
1993 The Polyfuze Method Kid Rock 1
1996 Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp Kid Rock 1
1998 Devil Without a Cause Kid Rock 5 5
2001 Cocky Kid Rock 5 4
2003 Kid Rock Kid Rock 2
2007 Rock n Roll Jesus Kid Rock 5 4
2010 Born Free Kid Rock 2.5 2
2012 Rebel Soul Kid Rock 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Polyfuze Method Revisited Kid Rock 1
2000 The History of Rock Kid Rock 1.5 5

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Live Trucker Kid Rock 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 I Am the Bullgod Kid Rock 1
1999 Bawitdaba Kid Rock 2
1999 Cowboy Kid Rock 1
2000 American Bad Ass Kid Rock 1
2000 Only God Knows Why Kid Rock 2
2001 Bawitdaba Kid Rock 1
2001 Forever Kid Rock 1
2002 Picture Kid Rock feat. Allison Moorer 1
2007 So Hott Kid Rock 1
2008 All Summer Long Kid Rock 5
2012 Let's Ride Kid Rock 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Fire It Up Kid Rock 1
2008 Roll On Kid Rock 1
2010 Racing Father Time Kid Rock 1

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