Classified (rapper)

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Classified
2011 MuchMusic Video Awards - Classified.jpg
Classified at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards
Background information
Birth nameLucas Boyd
Born (1977-12-13) December 13, 1977 (age 41)
Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada
OriginEnfield, Nova Scotia, Canada
GenresHip hop, Canadian hip hop, East Coast hip hop
OccupationsRapper, record producer, songwriter
Years active1995–present
LabelsAtlantic, [Half Life Records], Urbnet, TM3, Sony BMG Canada, UMG Universal Music Canada, Black Box Recordings
Associated actsAlyson Barnhart, B.o.B, Brother Ali, Buck 65, Chad Hatcher, Choclair, DJ IV, DL Incognito, Eternia, Jay-Bizzy, Jordan Croucher, Mad Child, Maestro Fresh-Wes, Moka Only, Ria Mae, Royce da 5'9", Dave McIntyre, Snoop Dogg Sound Improvement
Websitewww.classifiedofficial.com

Luke Boyd (born on December 13, 1977), whose stage name is Classified, is a Canadian hip hop artist and producer from Enfield, Nova Scotia.

Discography[change | change source]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
CAN
[1]
Time's Up, Kid
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Shitt Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
One Shot
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Shitt Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
What Happened
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Shitt Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
Information
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Halflife Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
Now Whut!
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Halflife Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
Touch of Class
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Halflife Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
Unpredictable
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Halflife Records
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
Union Dues
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Halflife Records
  • Format: CD, digital download, cassette
Trial & Error
  • Released: March 1, 2003[2]
  • Label: Halflife Records/Urbnet Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
Boy-Cott-In the Industry
  • Released: March 8, 2005[3]
  • Label: Halflife Records/Urbnet Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
Hitch Hikin' Music
  • Released: October 31, 2006[4]
  • Label: Halflife Records/Urbnet Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
Self Explanatory
  • Released: April 2, 2009[5]
  • Label: Halflife Records/Sony Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download
25
Handshakes and Middle Fingers
  • Released: March 22, 2011[7]
  • Label: Halflife Records/Sony Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download
7
Classified
  • Released: January 22, 2013[8]
  • Label: Halflife Records/Universal Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download
1
  • MC: Platinum[6]
Greatful
  • Released: January 15, 2016[9]
  • Label: Halflife Records/Universal Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl
6
Tomorrow Could Be the Day Things Change
  • Released: October 12, 2018[10]
  • Label: Halflife Records/Universal Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl
74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[change | change source]

Year Song Chart peak Certifications Album
CAN
[11]
CAN
Alt

[12]
IRE
[13]
NZ
[14]
2000 "Unpredictable" Unpredictable
2001 "Yuh Died Now"
(featuring Dan-e-o & D-Sisive)
Union Dues
2003 "Gossip/This Is For" Trial & Error
"Heavy Artillery"
(featuring Rocky Ninja)
2004 "Unexpected"
"Just the Way It Is"
(featuring Eternia, DL Incognito & Maestro Fresh Wes)
2005 "5th Element" Boy-Cott-In the Industry
"Unexplainable Hunger"
(featuring Royce da 5'9" & Choclair)
"The Maritimes"
2006 "No Mistakes"
"Find Out" Hitch Hikin' Music
"Feelin Fine (Remix)"
(featuring Jordan Croucher & Jay-Bizzy)
2007 "All About U"
(featuring Chad Hatcher)
"Hard to Be Hip Hop"
(featuring Maestro Fresh Wes & DJ IV)
"Fall from Paradise"
2008 "Trouble" Self Explanatory
2009 "Anybody Listening" 52
"Oh...Canada" 14
  • MC: Platinum[6]
"Up All Night"
"Quit While You're Ahead"
(featuring Choclair, Maestro Fresh Wes & Moka Only)
2010 "They Call This (Hip Hop)"
(featuring Royce da 5'9" & B.o.B)
2011 "That Ain't Classy"
(featuring Ashley Coulter)
45
  • MC: Platinum[6]
Handshakes and Middle Fingers
"The Day Doesn't Die" 83
"Maybe It's Just Me"
(featuring Brother Ali)
"Unusual"
(featuring Joe Budden)
2012 "The Hangover"
(featuring Kayo & Jim Cuddy)
"Anything Goes"
(featuring Saukrates & Skratch Bastid)
71 Classified
"Inner Ninja"
(featuring David Myles)
5 49 37
  • MC: 5× Platinum[15]
2013 "3 Foot Tall" 34
  • MC: Platinum[6]
"Pay Day" 41
"Inner Ninja" (remix)
(featuring Olly Murs)
33 Non-album single
2014 "Higher"
(featuring B.o.B)
31
[16]
Classified
2015 "Filthy"
(featuring DJ Premier)
Greatful
"No Pressure"
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
65
[17]
2016 "Noah's Arc"
(featuring Saukrates)
"Having Kids Is Easy"
"Work Away"
(featuring David Myles)
[upper-alpha 1]
2018 "Powerless"[19] Tomorrow Could Be...
"Changes"
(featuring Anjulie)[20]
"She Ain't Gotta Do Much"[21]
"Cold Love"
(featuring Tory Lanez)[10]
Tomorrow Could Be the Day Things Change
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Music video chart positions[change | change source]

Year Single Chart Position
2006 "Find Out" MuchMusic Countdown 17
2007 "All About U" MuchMusic Countdown 20
2009 "Anybody Listening" MuchMusic Countdown 3
2009 "Quit While You're Ahead" MuchMusic Countdown 22
2009 "Oh...Canada" MuchMusic Countdown 5
2011 "That Ain't Classy" MuchMusic Countdown 5

References[change | change source]

  1. "Classified Chart History (Billboard Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  2. "Trial & Error by Classified". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  3. "Boy-Cott-In the Industry by Classified". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  4. "Hitch Hikin' Music by Classified". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  5. "Self Explanatory by Classified". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 "Music Canada Certifications". Music Canada. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  7. "Handshakes and Middle Fingers by Classified". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 1, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. "Greatful by Classified". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Classified Announces New Single "Cold Love" - TFA Backstage - The Feldman Agency". feldman-agency.com.
  11. "Classified Chart History (Billboard Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  12. "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - February 19, 2013". Canadianrockalt.blogspot.ca. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  13. "Classified - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  14. "Classified discography". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 December 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  15. "Canadian single certifications – Classified – Inner Ninja". Music Canada.
  16. "Classified ft. B.o.B Chart History (Billboard Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  17. "Classified ft. Snoop Dogg Chart History (Billboard Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  18. "Classified Chart History (Hot Canadian Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  19. HipHopCanada (22 March 2018). "Classified gives a voice to the "Powerless" with single". HipHopCanada.
  20. "‎Changes - Single by Classified & Anjulie" – via itunes.apple.com.
  21. She Ain't Gotta Do Much - Single

Notes

  1. "Work Away" did not enter the Canadian Hot 100, but peaked at number 24 on the Canadian Digital Song Sales chart.[18]

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