Today in hip-hop history: Tupac Shakur’s fourth LP ‘All Eyez On Me’ turns 25 years old


On this date a quarter-century ago, the Hip-Hop legend Tupac Shakur officially released his fourth album All Eyez On Me on the Death Row/Interscope imprint.

The album featured five singles with two topping number one on the Billboard Hot 100; “How Do U Want It” and “California Love”.

It made Hip Hop history as the first double-full-length solo Hip-Hop studio album released.

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It was the second album from Tupac Shakur to hit number one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling 566,000 copies in the first week.

The album then won the 1997 Soul Train R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year Award shortly after his untimely death.

Shakur also won the Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist at the 24th Annual American Music Awards.

The album was certified diamond by the RIAA on July 23, 2014.

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