Wu-Tang Forever

~ Release group by Wu‐Tang Clan


Wu-Tang Forever is the second studio album of American hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released June 3, 1997, on Loud/RCA Records in the United States. Pressed as a double album, it was released after a long run of successful solo projects from various members of the group, and serves as the follow-up to their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Forever features several guest appearances from Wu-Tang affiliates Cappadonna, Streetlife, 4th Disciple, True Master, and Tekitha.

Despite limited radio/TV airplay, and a lead single that famously clocked at nearly six minutes with no chorus, Wu-Tang Forever debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 612,000 copies sold in its first week. The album was certified 4x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on October 15, 1997 (each disc in the double album counted as separate unit for certification purpose), and has sold over 2 million copies in the United States. It is the group's highest selling album to date. Upon its release, Wu-Tang Forever received favorable reviews from most music critics, while it also earned the group a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998.

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Wu-Tang Forever 2×CD 11 + 16 RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) 07863 66905-2 078636690520
Wu-Tang Forever 2×CD 11 + 18 Loud Records 74321457682 743214576823


associated singles: Triumph
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000182652 [info]
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/master/36731 [info]
Wikidata: Q2006529 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Wu-Tang Forever [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/wu_tang_clan/wu_tang_forever/ [info]