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REAL NAME: Cameron Giles
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BIRTHDAY: February 4, 1976
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Hey Ma" (2002)
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BIGGEST LP: Come Home With Me (2002)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "If you believe in what you do and a lot of people tell you don’t do it, just stick in there. I’ve been doing this for 10 years, and I didn’t get a deal until 1998." - Cam'ron

 
TIMELINE

Cam'ronbutton.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron was born February 4, 1976 and hails from Harlem in New York City. The rapper, who went to school and played on the basketball team with Mase in high school, lost out on going to a top college on basketball scholarships due to his academics. This led Cam'ron to a short-live stint of college in Texas before dropping out and getting involved with the negative influences of the streets. Cam'ron turned his focus to rap music as a career after being introduced to some influential rappers and distributors resulting in recognition for his tracks "Pull It" and "357."

1998... # 183 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Cam'ron - Confessions Of Firebutton.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron released his debut LP - Confessions Of Fire.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron hit the Top 40 with help from Mase on "Horse And Carriage."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Confessions Of Fire was certified gold

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron helped out R. Kelly with the track "We Ride" for Kelly's LP R.

2000...

September
Cam'ron - S.D.E.button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron released S.D.E..

2002... # 34 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Harlem's Greatest was released.

May
Cam'ron - Come Home With Mebutton.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron released Come Home With Me.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for 5 weeks. the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 5 weeks, and the Hot Rap Tracks chart for 4 weeks with "Oh Boy."
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron hit the Top 40 with "
Oh Boy."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron was arrested in Manhattan for drug and weapon charges he later pled not guilty to.

September
Cam'ron - "Hey Ma" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron hit the Top 40 with "Hey Ma."
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron turned down the position of vice president of Rock-A-Fella records after salary disagreements.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron appeared in the film Paid In Full and could be heard on the Paid In Full soundtrack with the tracks "Champions," "Roc Army," "I'm Ready," "I Am Dame Dash," and "You Know What I Want."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron hit the Top 10 with "Hey Ma."

December
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Mariah Carey with a track on her LP, Charmbracelet with the track "Boy (I Need You)."
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Come Home With Me was certified platinum.

button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron also had R&B hits with "The Roc (Just Fire)," "Welcome To New York City," and "Daydreaming."

2003...

February
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Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Oh Boy" with Juelz Santana).

2004... # 109 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Cam'ron - Purple Hazebutton.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Dipset (Santana's Town" with Juelz Santana).

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron released his next LP
Purple Haze.

2005...

January
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Purple Haze was certified gold.

October
Cam'ron - Killa Seasonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron was shot twice in each arm after a failed carjacking in Washington, DC.

2006...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron released Killa Season.

June
Cam'ron - 'Crime Pays'button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron topped the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart with Killa Season.

2009...

May
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Crime Pays.
button.gif (123 bytes) Cam'ron topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and Top Rap Albums chart with
Crime Pays.

2010...

June
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Fat Joe LP Dark Side on the track "Kilo."



LPs
Cam'ron - Confessions Of Fire
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Confessions Of Fire
Released: July, 1998
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 6
Tracks: "Glory" - "357" - "Rockin' And Rollin'" - "Wrong Ones" - "Death" - "Horse And Carriage" - "Me, My Moms & Jimmy" - "Prophecy" - "We Got It" - D Rugs" - "Feels Good" - "A Pimp's A Pimp" - "Confessions" - "F*** You" - "Me & My Boo" - "Shanghai" - "Who's Nice"
Cam'ron - S.D.E.
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
S.D.E.
Released: September, 2000
Billboard peak: # 14
Tracks: "That's Me" - "Whatever" - "Do It Again" - "Come Kill Me" - "What I Gotta Live For" - "Violence" - "Freak" - "Double Up" - Losin' Weight" - "Sports, Drugs & Entertainment" - "What Means The World To You" - "All The Chickens" - "F___ You At" - "Why No" - "Where I'm From" - "Let Me Know" - "My Hood"
Cam'ron - Harlem's Greatest
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Harlem's Greatest
Released: March, 2002
Tracks: "357" - "Horse And Carriage" - "What Means The World To You" - "That's Me" - "Glory" - "Let Me Know"- "Do It Again" - "Losin' Weight" - "Whatever" - "F___ You" - "My Hood" - "A Pimp's A Pimp" - "Confessions"
Cam'ron - Come Home With Me
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Come Home With Me
Released: May, 2002
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Losing Weight Part 2" - "Oh Boy" - "Live My Life (Leave Me Alone)" - "Daydreaming" - "Come Home With Me" - "Welcome To New York City" - "Hey Ma" - "On Fire Tonight" - "Stop Calling" - "I Just Wanna" - "The ROC (Just Fire)" - "Dead Or Alive" - "Boy Boy" - "Tomorrow"
Cam'ron - Purple Haze
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Purple Haze
Released: December, 2004
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 20
Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "More Gangsta Music" - "Get Down" - "Killa Cam" - "Leave Me Alone, Pt. 2" - "Down And Out" - "Harlem Streets" - "Girls" - "Soap Opera" - "Bubble Music" - "More Reasons" - "Dope Man" - "Family Ties" - "Adrenaline" - "Hey Lady" - "Shake" - "Get 'Em Girls" - "Dip-Set Forever" - "Take Em To Church"
Cam'ron - Killa Season
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Killa Season
Released: May, 2006
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Killa Cam (Intro)" - "He Tried To Play Me" - "Leave You Alone" - "Living A LIe" - "We Make Change" - "Voicemail" (Interlude) - "Wet Wipes" - "Touch It Or Not" - "War" - "Triple Up" - "I.B.S." - "Get Ya Gun" - "White Girls" - "Girls, Cash, Cars" - "Do Ya Thing" (Remix) - "Get 'Em Daddy" (Remix) - "Voicemail" (Interlude 2) - "Something New" - "You Gotta Love It" - "Love My Life"
Cam'ron - 'Crime Pays'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Crime Pays
Released: May, 2009
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Crime Pays Intro" - "Cookin Up" - "Where I Know You From" - "F*** Cam #1" - "Never Ever" - "Curve" - "Silky" - "Who" - "Grease Skit" - "You Know What's up" - "Spend The Night" - "F*** Cam #2" - "Woo Hoo" - "Chalupa" - "Cookies N Apple Juice" - "I Hate My Job" - "Homicide" - "F*** Cam #3" - "Got It For Cheap" - "Get It Get It" - "Bottom Of The P****" - "F*** Cam #4"
LINKS
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Cam'ron - "Hey Ma" (Single)Hey Ma
Come Home With Me
6 14 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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LYRICS ]
2 Oh Boy
Come Home With Me
12 9 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
3 Horse And Carriage
[Cam'ron featuring Mase]
Confessions Of Fire
31 3 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
 
  Let Me Know
S.D.E.
** ** 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  What Means The World To You
S.D.E.
** ** 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Boy (I Need You)
[Mariah Carey featuring Cam'ron]
Mariah'sCharmbracelet
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Dipset (Santana's Town)
[Juelz Santana featuring Cam'ron]
** ** 2003 [ LYRICS ]
  Hey Lady
[Cam'ron featuring Freeeky Zeeeky]
** ** 2004 [ LYRICS ]
  Shake
Purple Haze
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Lord You Know
Purple Haze
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Girls
Purple Haze
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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  Down And Out
[Cam'ron featuring Kanye West & Syleena Johnson]
Purple Haze
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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  Touch It Or Not
Killa Season
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
 
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