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Irv Gotti's record label highs and lows

Irv Gotti’s record label highs and lows — We review the hits and misses of albums by Ja Rule, Ashanti, Lloyd, and Vanessa Carlton

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Irv Gott’s label has sold more than 17 million albums. Here’s a look at some of its best and most disappointing performers.

Hits

Pain is Love
Ja Rule (2001)
3.7 million

Ashanti
Ashanti (2002)
3.6 million

Rule 3:36
Ja Rule (2000)
3.4 million

Venni Vetti Vecci
Ja Rule (1999)
1.6 million

Misses

Concrete Rose
Ashanti (2004)
870,000

Southside
Lloyd (2004)
339,000

Exodus
Ja Rule (2005)
92,754

Heroes & Thieves
Vanessa Carlton (2007)
41,000