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


Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, 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, and he has sold over 35 Million Records Worldwide.

Rock performed rap and hip hop 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 the success of Devil Without a Cause 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 behind the rock hit "Let's Ride". The album was certified gold in April 2013. Kid Rock released "First Kiss" on February 24, 2015 behind the hit title track.

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits
  2. ^ "Kid Rock Celebrates 2 Million Album Sold!". Vivid Seats. Retrieved August 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ Youngs, Ian (June 18, 2008). "Kid Rock boycotts iTunes over pay". BBC News. 
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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Methods of Mayhem Methods of Mayhem 2
2000 Double Wide Uncle Kracker 1
2001 Crown Royal Run‐D.M.C. 5 3
2002 The Great Divide Willie Nelson 1
2003 Vicious Cycle Lynyrd Skynyrd 1 3
2003 I've Always Been Crazy: Tribute to Waylon Jennings Various Artists 1
2004 A Bothered Mind R.L. Burnside 1
2004 The Place You're In Kenny Wayne Shepherd 1
2005 All Jacked Up Gretchen Wilson 3
2006 Checks, Thugs, and Rock n Roll DMC 2
2006 Face the Promise Bob Seger 1
2006 Last Man Standing Jerry Lee Lewis 3
2007 Double Up R. Kelly 3
2008 The Villain Trick-Trick 1
2010 Slash Slash 3.5 18
2010 Mean Old Man Jerry Lee Lewis 3
2011 Rave On Buddy Holly Various Artists 2
2011 Radioactive Yelawolf 2
2013 Rhythm & Blues Buddy Guy 2
2014 Sundown Heaven Town Tim McGraw 4
2015 General Admission Machine Gun Kelly 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Detroit Rust City Various Artists 1
1995 Exposed II: Spreading the Disease Various Artists 1
1999 Free Air, Volume 1: Music For Motorcross Various Artists 1
1999 Crossing All Over! Volume 10 Various Artists 1
1999 The Hard + The Heavy, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Totally Hits Various Artists 1
1999 WCW Mayhem: The Music Various Artists 1
1999 Big Shiny Tunes 4 Various Artists 1
1999 The Trip 08 Various Artists 1
2000 Lords of the Boards 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 GRAMMY Nominees 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Crossing All Over! Volume 11 Various Artists 1
2000 Hörsturz, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2000 The Return of the Rock Various Artists 2
2000 Deep Porn Various Artists 1
2000 Viva Hits 10 Various Artists 1
2000 Indie 2000, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2000 Big Shiny Tunes 5 Various Artists 1
2000 Channel Z: The Best Of, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Hörsturz, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Alternative Moments Various Artists 1
2001 Crossing All Over! Volume 13 Various Artists 1
2001 Kerrang! The Album Various Artists 1
2001 Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records Various Artists 1
2001 Kerrang! The Album, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 The Badlands Jackal & Hyde 1
2002 Crossing All Over! Nu Rock Ballads Various Artists 1
2002 WWF Forceable Entry Various Artists 4

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