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REAL NAME: Jayceon Taylor
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Hate It Or Love It" (2005)
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BIGGEST LP: The Documentary (2005)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

The Gamebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Game was born Jayceon Taylor in Compton, California. He attended Washington State University on a basketball scholarship but found himself kicked out for drug-dealing. After some time gang-banging and drug dealing, the Game was almost killed in a robbery at his apartment. While recovering from the 5 gun shot wounds, he made the choice to let rap music be his goal. The transition to rap music got the attention of Dr. Dre in 2002 who produced his debut LP and led to a spot with 50 Cent's G Unit.

2004...

October
The Game - Untold Storybutton.gif (123 bytes) The Untold Story was released - a collection of unreleased material produced by JT The Bigga Figga.

2005...# 50 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game released his official debut LP The Documentary
button.gif (123 bytes).The Game hit the Top 40 with help from
50 Cent on "How We Do."

February
The Game - The Documentarybutton.gif (123 bytes) The Game topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with The Documentary selling over 586,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
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50 Cent told a radio station that he was dropping The Game from G-Unit for disloyalty reasons.
button.gif (123 bytes).The single "
How We Do" was certified gold.

March
The Game featuring 50 Cent - "How We Do" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes).The Game topped the Billboard Rhythmic Airplay chart with help from 50 Cent on "How We Do."
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The Documentary was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes).The Game hit the Top 40 with
50 Cent on "Hate It Or Love It."
button.gif (123 bytes).The Game hit the
Top 10 with help from 50 Cent on "How We Do."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "How We Do" was certified platinum.

April
The Game featuring 50 Cent - Hate It Or Love It (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Game topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, and Hot Rap Tracks chart with help from 50 Cent on "Hate It Or Love It."
button.gif (123 bytes).The Game hit the
Top 10 with 50 Cent on "Hate It Or Love It."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Hate It Or Love It" was certified gold.

August
R. Kelly featuring The Game - "Playa's Only" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Hate It Or Love It" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. The video for "Dreams" was nominated for Best New Artist.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game could be heard on
The Notorious B.I.G. posthumous creation - Duets: The Final Chapter.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game had the #10 selling LP of 2005 with The Documentary selling over 2.2 million copies during the year.

2006..

February
48th Grammy Awardsbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Game was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Hate It Or Love It" with A. Lyon, 50 Cent and M. Valenzano).

May
The Game - Doctor's Advocatebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Game was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon (brass knuckles) in California after being pulled over for a traffic violation.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game could be seen in the film Waist Deep.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game released
Doctor's Advocate.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game could be heard on
Fat Joe's LP Me, Myself And I on the track "Breathe And Stop."

December
The Game featuring Lil Wayne - "My Life" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Game topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Top Rap Albums chart, and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with Doctor's Advocate - selling over 358,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

2007..

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game could be heard on the
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony LP Strength And Loyalty on the track "Streets."

November
The Game featuring Keyshia Cole - "Games' Pain" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Game could be heard on the Chris Brown LP Exclusive on the track "Nice."

2008..

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game was sentenced to 60 days in prison for firearms possession under a plea aggreement. He was released after 8 days.

June
The Game - LAXbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Game could be heard on the Nas LP Nas with "Make The World Go Round."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game hit the Top 40 with Lil Wayne with "My Life."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game released
LAX.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and Top Rap Albums chart with
LAX.

November
The Game - 'The R.E.D. Album'button.gif (123 bytes) The Game could be heard on the Ludacris LP Theater Of The Mind on the track "Call Up The Homies."

2011....

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game released The R.E.D. Album.

September
The Game - 'Jesus Piece'button.gif (123 bytes) The Game topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and Rap Albums chart with The R.E.D. Album. The LP sold over 98,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

2012....

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game released
Jesus Piece.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Game topped the Billboard Rap Album chart and R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart with
Jesus Piece.

2014...



LPs
The Game - Untold Story Untold Story
Released: October, 2004
Billboard peak: # 146
Tracks: "Intro" - "Neighborhood Supa Starz" - "When S*** Get Thick" - "I'm Looking" - "Real Gangstaz" - "Drama Is Real" - "Compton 2 Filimore" - "El Presidente" - "G.A.M.E." - "Cali Boyz" - "Who The Illest" - "Bleek Is..." - "Street Kings" - "Don't Cry" - "Exclusively" - "Compton Compton" - "Outro"
The Game - The Documentary The Documentary
Released: January, 2005
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Intro" - "Westside Story" (with 50 Cent) - "Dreams" - "Hate It Or Love It" (with 50 Cent) - "Higher" - "How We Do" (with 50 Cent) - "Dont' Need Your Love" (with Faith Evans) - "Church For Thugs" - "Put You On The Game" - "Start From Scratch" - "Documentary" - "Runnin'" - "No More Fun And Games" - "We Ain't" (with Eminem) - "Where I'm From" (with Nate Dogg" - "Special" (with Nate Dogg) - "Don't Worry" (with Mary J. Blige) - "Like Father, Like Son" (with Busta Rhymes)
The Game - Doctor's Advocate Doctor's Advocate
Released: November, 2006
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Lookin At You" - "Da S***" - "It's Okay (One Blood)" - "Compton" - "Remedy" - "Let's Ride" - "Too Much" - "Wouldn't Get Far" - "Scream On 'Em" - "One Night" - "Doctor's Advocate" - "Ol' English" - "California Vacation" - "Bang" - "Around The World" - "Why You Hate The Game"
The Game - LAX
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
LAX
Released: August, 2008
Billboard peak: # 2
Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Intro" - "State Of Emergency" (featuring Ice Cube) - "Bulletproof Diaries" (featuring Raekwon) - "My Life" (featuring Lil Wayne) - "Money" - "Cali Sunshine" (featuring Bilal) - "Ya Heard" (featuring Ludacris) - "Hard Liquor" - "House Of Pain" - "Gentleman's Affair" (featuring Ne-Yo) - "Let Us Live" (featuring Chrisette Michele) - "Touchdown" (featuring Raheem DeVaughn) - "Angel" (featuring Common) - "Never Can Say Goodbye" (featuring LaToya Williams) - "Dope Boys" (featuring Travis Barker) - "Game's Pain" (featuring Keyshia Cole) - "Letter To The King" (featuring Nas) - "Outro"
The Game - 'The R.E.D. Album'
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
The R.E.D. Album
Released: August, 2011
Billboard peak: # 1
Tracks: "Dr. Dre Intro" - "The City" (featuring Kendrick Lamar) - "Drug Test" (featuring Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg) - "Martians Vs. Goblins" (featuring Tyler, The Creator & Lil Wayne) - "Red Nation" (featuring Lil Wayne) - "Dr. Dre 1" - "Good Girls Go Bad" (featuring Drake) - "Ricky" - "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" - "Heavy Artillery" (featuring Rick Ross & Beanie Sigel) - "Paramedics" (featuring Young Jeezy) - "Speakers On Blast" (featuring E-40 & Big Boi) - "Hello" (featuring Lloyd) - "All The Way Gone" (featuring Mario & Wale) - "Pot Of Gold" (featuring Chris Brown) - Dr. Dre 2" - "All I Know" - "Born In The Trap" - "Mama Knows" - "California Dream" - "Dr. Dre Outro"
The Game - 'Jesus Piece'
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Jesus Piece
Released: December 11, 2012
Billboard peak: # 6
Tracks: "Scared Now" (featuring Meek Mill) - "Ali Bomaye" (featuring 2 Chainz & Rick Ross) - "Jesus Piece" (featuring Kanye West & Common) - "Pray" (featuring J. Cole & JMSN) - "Church" (featuring King Chip & Trey Songz) - "All That (Lady)" (featuring Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous & Jeremih) - "Heaven's Arms" - "Name Me King" (featuring Pusha T) - "See No Evil" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & Tank) - "Can't Get Right" (featuring K. Roosevelt) - "Hallelujah" (featuring Jamie Foxx) - "Freedom" (featuring Elijah Blake) - "Celebration" (featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Lil Wayne & Wiz Khalifa)
The Game - 'Blood Moon: The Year Of The Wolf' Blood Moon: The Year Of The Wolf
Released: October 14, 2014
Tracks: "Bigger Than Me" - "F.U.N." - "Really" (featuring Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy & T.I.) - "F**** Yo Feelings" (featuring Lil Wayne & Chris Brown) - "On One" - "Married To The Game" (featuring French Montana, Sam Hook & Dubb) - "The Purge" (featuring Stacy Barth) - "Trouble On My Mind" (featuring Dubb, Jake & Papa) - "Cellphone" (featuring Dubb) - "Best Head Ever" (featuring Tyga & Eric Bellinger) - "Or Nah" (featuring Too Short, Problem, AV & Eric Bellinger) - "Take That" (featuring Tyga & Pharaoh Prophet) - "Food For My Stomach" (featuring Dubb & Skeme) - "Hit Em Hard" (featuring Bobby Schmurda, Skeme & Freddie Gibbs) - "Black On Black" (featuring Young Jeezy & Kevin Gates) - "Bloody Moon"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 The Game featuring 50 Cent - Hate It Or Love It (Single)Hate It Or Love It
[The Game & 50 Cent]
from
The Documentary
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 30 - 23 - 18 - 12 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 11 - 18 - 20 - 25 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
63
RIAA Certification: Gold
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Rap Video
3 14 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
2 How We Do
[The Game featuring 50 Cent]

from the LP
The Documentary
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 28 - 25 - 20 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 9 - 14 - 25 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
70
RIAA Certification: Platinum
9 13 2005 The Game featuring 50 Cent - "How We Do" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 My Life
[The Game featuring Lil Wayne]

from the LP
LAX
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 132
36 2 2008 The Game featuring Lil Wayne - "My Life" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  The Game featuring 50 Cent - Westside Story (Single)Westside Story
[The Game featuring 50 Cent]
from
The Documentary
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Dreams
from
The Documentary
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best New Artist
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  R. Kelly featuring The Game - "Playa's Only" (Single)Playa's Only
[R. Kelly featuring The Game]
from R. Kelly's
TP3: Reloaded
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Put You On The Game
from
The Documentary
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  It's Okay (One Blood)
from
Doctor's Advocate
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Let's Ride
from
Doctor's Advocate
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Wouldn't Get Far
from
Doctor's Advocate
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  The Game featuring Keyshia Cole - "Games' Pain" (Single)Game's Pain
[The Game featuring Keyshia Cole]

from the LP
LAX
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Touchdown
[The Game featuring Raheem DeVaughn]

from the LP
LAX
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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