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|Released||November 24, 1998|
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Greatest Hits is a posthumous double-disc greatest hits album by American rapper 2Pac, released by Amaru Entertainment, Death Row Records, and Interscope Records on November 24, 1998.
The album's non-chronological sequence focuses on the highlights of 2Pac's career. 21 of his tracks are accompanied by four previously unreleased songs: "God Bless the Dead", "Unconditional Love", "Troublesome '96", and "Changes". Some tracks have alternate mixes, while the original mix of "California Love" makes its first proper album appearance after initially only being available as a single.
"Changes" earned 2Pac the first and only posthumous Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance. This is one of two 2Pac releases—and one of only nine hip hop albums—to have been certified Diamond in the United States. 
Greatest Hits debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 268,000 copies in its first week. In January 1999, the album reached its peak at number three on the chart. It has spent 433 weeks on the Billboard 200.  On October 16, 2000, it was certified 9× platinum. Nearly 11 years later, in June 2011, it was certified by the RIAA for shipments of over 10 million, the late rapper's first RIAA Diamond award.   With 5.33 million units sold which is 10.66 million in RIAA sales,  it remains the best-selling rap greatest hits compilation of all time and the twentieth best-selling rap album since Nielsen Soundscan began tracking record sales in 1991. 
Tupac Shakur's virtual appearance at the annual Coachella Festival on April 15, 2012, spurred a re-entry for the album on the Billboard 200 chart; it jumped in at No. 129 with 4,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (a gain of 571% over the previous week). 
The album was certified Platinum by the BPI on 16 August 2002, making it 2Pac's highest selling album in the UK. 
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|1.||"Keep Ya Head Up" (featuring Dave Hollister)||Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... (1993)||4:22|
|2.||"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg)||All Eyez on Me (1996)||4:07|
|3.||"Temptations"||Me Against the World (1995)||5:00|
|4.||"God Bless the Dead"||Previously unreleased||4:22|
|5.||"Hail Mary" (featuring Outlawz and Prince Ital Joe)||The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)||5:12|
|6.||"Me Against the World" (featuring Dramacydal)||Me Against the World||4:39|
|7.||"How Do U Want It" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo; some lyrics are censored from the original album version)||All Eyez on Me||4:48|
|8.||"So Many Tears"||Me Against the World||3:58|
|9.||"Unconditional Love" (featuring Nanci Fletcher)||Previously unreleased||3:59|
|10.||"Trapped" (featuring Shock G; some lyrics are censored from the original album version)||2Pacalypse Now (1991)||4:44|
|11.||"Life Goes On"||All Eyez on Me||5:01|
|12.||"Hit 'Em Up" (featuring Outlawz)||"How Do U Want It" single (1996)||5:12|
|1.||"Troublesome '96"||Previously Unreleased||4:36|
|2.||"Brenda's Got a Baby"||2Pacalypse Now (1991)||3:53|
|3.||"I Ain't Mad at Cha" (featuring Danny Boy)||All Eyez on Me (1996)||4:53|
|4.||"I Get Around" (with Digital Underground)||Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. (1993)||4:19|
|5.||"Changes" (featuring Talent)||Previously unreleased||4:29|
|6.||"California Love" (listed as (Original Version) on tracklist, also (Long Radio Edit) on most singles; featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman)||"How Do U Want It" single (1996)||4:45|
|7.||"Picture Me Rollin'" (featuring Danny Boy, CPO, Syke)||All Eyez on Me||5:14|
|8.||"How Long Will They Mourn Me?" (with Thug Life; featuring Nate Dogg)||Thug Life: Volume 1 (1994)||3:52|
|9.||"Toss It Up" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo, Danny Boy, Aaron Hall; a new mix with some altered lyrics)||The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)||4:42|
|10.||"Dear Mama"||Me Against the World (1995)||4:40|
|11.||"All Bout U" (featuring Nate Dogg, YGD Tha Top Dogg, Hussein Fatal, Yaki Kadafi and Dru Down; posthumous remix)||Non-album remix, recorded in 1998 for Greatest Hits (Snoop was replaced Top Dogg)||4:36|
|12.||"To Live & Die in L.A." (featuring Val Young)||The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory||4:32|
|13.||"Heartz of Men"||All Eyez on Me||4:43|
|Australia (ARIA) ||2× Platinum||140,000^|
|Belgium (BEA) ||Gold||25,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada) ||Platinum||100,000^|
|France (SNEP) ||Gold||100,000*|
|Germany (BVMI) ||Gold||250,000^|
|Netherlands (NVPI) ||Platinum||100,000^|
|New Zealand (RMNZ) ||Platinum||15,000^|
|Poland (ZPAV) ||Gold||50,000*|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) ||Gold||25,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI) ||2× Platinum||600,000|
|United States (RIAA) ||Diamond||5,330,000 |
* Sales figures based on certification alone.
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