By The Numbers: Snoop Dogg’s First Six Platinum Solo Albums

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    Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O'Neal and George Clinton during 1993 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
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Release Date: November 23, 1993
First Week Sales: 802,858
Platinum Certification Date: January 11, 1994
Major Singles (Billboard Hot 100 peak): “What’s My Name” (8); “Gin and Juice” (8); “Doggy Dogg World” (N/A)
Album Producers: Dr. Dre, Suge Knight
Biggest Rap Album Competitor:  Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers); A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders; 2Pac, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Memorable Remixes/Feature Verses: Tha Dogg Pound, “What Would You Do” featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg and Jewel; Tha Dogg Pound, “New York, New York”
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