Ii or ii can refer to:
- ii (digraph), a digraph in certain romanized alphabets
- Ii, Finland, a municipality of Finland
Ii is a Japanese surname, daimyo of Hikone:
- Ii clan, Japanese clan (Sengoku period)
- Ii Naomasa, one of four Guardians of the Tokugawa clan
- Ii Naoyuki, a Japanese author
- iiNet, a major Australian Internet service provider trading as simply ii
- 2 (number), in lowercase Roman numerals
- Illegal immigrant (especially in Hong Kong vernacular)
- Invariant chain
- Income inequality, the wealth gap
- ii (IRC client), short for IRC It, an Internet Relay Chat client for Unix-like operating systems
- John Papa ʻĪʻī, Hawaiian noble
- Yi language (ISO 639 alpha-2, ii)
- Supertonic, in music
II (The Presidents of the United States of America album)
II is the second studio album by The Presidents of the United States of America. It was released via Columbia Records on November 5, 1996, which was Election Day in the United States, which included voting for the President.
II is the Roman numeral for two. This may also refer to:
II (Boyz II Men album)
II is the second studio album by American R&B quartet Boyz II Men, released on August 30, 1994 on Motown Records. It contained the No. 1 singles " I'll Make Love to You" and " On Bended Knee", the latter of which replaced the former at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making the group the third artist to replace themselves at No. 1 in the United States after Elvis Presley and The Beatles and the first to achieve the feat in 30 years.
"I'll Make Love to You" also spent 14 weeks at the top of the Hot 100 making them the first artist to achieve consecutive double digit runs at the top, with their prior single " End of the Road" topping the charts for 13 weeks and also equaled the record set by Whitney Houston's " I Will Always Love You" for the longest run at the top, a record which they held previously with "End of the Road". Other singles released achieved major success, including " Water Runs Dry", which reached No. 2, and " Thank You", which reached No. 21. "Vibin'", however, only reached No. 52.
The spoken track "Khalil (Interlude)" is a tribute to their road manager Khalil Roundtree who was shot in Chicago, Illinois while the band was opening for MC Hammer's Too Legit to Quit tour. II became the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, first presented at the 37th Grammy Awards in 1995.
According to producer Bob Robinson of the duo Tim & Bob, he and his partner Tim Kelley were asked by Boyz II Men to produce most of II. However, Motown Records then-president Jheryl Busby didn't feel comfortable with the idea of two unknown producers dominating a second album from a group that was one of the biggest acts in the world at the time. As a result, Busby brought in Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Babyface to deliver hit singles for the project. Busby insisted on "I'll Make Love to You" being the first single, despite objections from the group- who felt there were songs that could have been much stronger singles. Ironically, the song went on to become one of Boyz II Men's biggest hits.
Over 20 songs were produced by Tim & Bob for II, but most of them never made the final track listing. Two of the songs Tim & Bob produced - "Now That We're Done" and "Can I Touch You" - ended up on 112's 1996 self-titled debut.
II (Espers album)
II is the third album from the band Espers. It was their first to be released on Drag City. The song "Children of Stone" was later covered by Marianne Faithfull on her 2008 album Easy Come, Easy Go.
II (2 Unlimited album)
II is the fourth and final studio album by Dutch eurodance act 2 Unlimited. The record is the only album to feature Romy and Marjon as vocalists and was only released in certain European territories.
Despite not garnering a UK release, it did spawn a hit single: "Wanna Get Up", which made No.38 in Britain.
II (Darna album)
II is the second studio album released by the Spanish Heavy metal band Darna, on December, 2003.
II (The Kinleys album)
II is the second studio album by the American country music duo The Kinleys. It was released in 2000 (see 2000 in country music) as their second and final album for Epic Records.
II (Charade album)
II is the second album by Charade, the group that evolved from Bonfire. It was released in 2004 by Drakkar Records and BMG International. The album was recorded over a period of six years due to when Michael Bormann was available to record, Angel Schleifer was busy. Then it was vice versa until finally the duo managed to find time to finish the product. One track, Somebody's Waiting, was left over from the original recordings made in 1993. This album has two versions in the market. The original, sold in Japan, was a single CD of the album. The special edition was sold worldwide and contained two CDs, the II album as well as the 1998 debut album.
II (Cursed album)
II is the second studio album by Canadian hardcore punk band Cursed. It was released on January 25, 2005 by Goodfellows Records. It was critically praised by most reviewers.
II (Compact Disco album)
II is the second album of the Hungarian electronic band, Compact Disco. It was released in 2011 by Hungarian independent record label CLS Music.
II (Kingston Wall album)
II is the second studio album from the Finnish group Kingston Wall.
This album was originally released under the band's own record label, Trinity, in February 1993. It was also licensed and released in Japan by Japanese Zero record label. Both of these prints have been sold-out in the 1990s and are considered somewhat collector's items. The Japanese print included English lyrics in the jewel case insert booklet as well as Japanese translations of the lyrics.
In 1998, Finnish record label Zen Garden (later SonyBMG Finland) re-released the whole Kingston Wall discography as remastered versions along with a 2-disc limited print-version of each album which included a Bonus CD featuring rare/unreleased studio and live material. These 2-disc versions have also been sold-out and are considered collectibles. The album is still available as a remastered 1-disc version from Zen Garden (2006).
II (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster album)
II is the second studio album by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. It was released on March 20, 2007, on Ferret Records.
The album sold about 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week, earning them their first placement in the Billboard 200 at #156.
A music video was produced for "Dry the River" and found substantial airplay on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. It has the band performing in the shallow end of a creek and the surrounding forest at night. They are eventually subdued by apparent hunters and dragged through the woods, as depicted on the album cover. Contrary to popular belief, Underoath ex-drummer Aaron Gillespie does not appear in the video. The song "Darkest of Kin" also had a music video.
The song "Memories of the Grove" is featured in the video games Tony Hawk's Proving Ground and a downloadable track on Guitar Hero II
II (Hardline album)
II is the second album by American hard rock band, Hardline. It was released in 2002, ten years after the band's debut album Double Eclipse. It is also the last album to feature Joey Gioeli.
The album was originally going to be named Hyperspace, but vocalist Johnny Gioeli decided to change the name simply to II because "it's a natural prosecution of what we started with our debut album Double Eclipse." The tracks "Face the Night," "Do or Die," "Your Eyes," and "This Gift" were originally recorded for Double Eclipse, as Johnny Gioeli revealed in a 2002 interview, "So people are getting a real Hardline record."
It features former The Storm guitarist Josh Ramos.
In a 2002 interview with Andy Read, Johnny Gioeli revealed four songs that were to be included on II: "Plastic Jesus," "Sweet Surrender," "Why Me," which may have been an early demo of "Y," and "Only a Night," the only track among the four confirmed to have appeared on the final product. Gioeli also revealed that he had written two full-length albums, one of which was unused and replaced with what became II. "We actually started writing an album that would've truly been a follow-up to the first Hardline record," Gioeli explained, "It would have been a bit shocking because it was a little outside the box. People don't know that because the second album never came out. Anyway, people at Frontiers heard it and got a little bit nervous and said, 'Keep it like the first record.'"
In an interview with members of Jun Senoue's official fansite at Summer of Sonic 2012, Gioeli elaborated on the differences between Double Eclipse and what would have been an immediate follow up: "So the question is, how different was it going to be? Well, what happened was, we had a meeting with the record company ( MCA Records) when we were preparing for that, and then, you know the whole Pearl Jam alternative shit was happening, and the record company said 'Hey look, we know that you guys are talented enough that you can fit in this space as well. So we want to have a bit of an alternative flare.' So, was it completely different? No, but it definitely had a little alternative feel to it. Yeah, it definitely did. I’m trying to recall... basically the difference was, what was happening is a lot of the singers were not using much vibrato." He then demonstrated the difference. "So what we were doing was..." He proceeded to sing part of “I Will Survive” (unreleased) without vibrato. "There it is, that was one of the songs."
II (Xerath album)
II, Xerath's second album, was released on May 3, 2011 through Candlelight Records. It was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios. Drum recording and tracking was done by Chris Fielding at Foel Studios. As with the first album, the artwork was by done Colin Marks of Rainsong Design.
II (Kurious album)
II is the second studio album by American rapper Kurious. It was released on Amalgam Digital on June 30, 2009.
II (Unknown Mortal Orchestra album)
II is the second studio album from the band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, released in February 2013.
II (High Rise album)
II is the debut album of High Rise, released in 1986 through P.S.F. Records.
II (Moderat album)
II is the second studio album by electronic trio Moderat. It was released in August 2013 on Monkeytown Records.
II (Seven Thorns album)
II is the second album recorded by Seven Thorns. It was released on February 1st, 2014 by Sonic Revolution. Despite being the band's lead singer, Gustav Blide performed only backing vocals for the album as he was not yet ready to cover the lead singing duties at the time. Lead vocals are performed by Erik Blomkvist like on the band's previous album. The chorus melody of the song Justice is based on a Danish church psalm with music composed by C. Chr. Hoffmann in 1878.
II (The Common Linnets album)
II is the second studio album by Dutch band The Common Linnets. The album was released on 25 September 2015 through Universal Music Group. The lead single, " We Don't Make the Wind Blow" was released on 1 May 2015
II (Capital Kings album)
II is the second studio album by the American music duo Capital Kings. Gotee Records released the album digitally on October 2, 2015, while the compact disc was released on October 16, 2015.
Ii (IRC client)
IRC It, or ii is a free and open-source Unix IRC client written in C by the suckless.org community.
From the readme:
ii is a minimalist FIFO and filesystem-based IRC client. It creates an irc directory tree with server, channel and nickname directories. In every directory a FIFO in file and a normal out file is created. The in file is used to communicate with the servers and the out files contain the server messages. For every channel and every nickname there are related in and out files created. This allows IRC communication from command line and adheres to the Unix philosophy.
ii is described as a client "even more plain" than the usual CLI-based clients, which are "commonly thought to be the most basic". It consists of less than 500 lines of sourcecode. Its core command set includes "joining and parting, changing nickname and setting topics."
Author Tobias Schlitt called ii "fantastic" and his "tool of the year", which "simply uses the file system to structure IRC connections, channels and queries and offers FIFOs to communicate with the server. It allows you to write IRC bots in bash (or any other language that allows file access)".
II (Bad Books album)
II is the second album from the folk/ indie rock collaboration project by folk artist Kevin Devine and members of indie rock band Manchester Orchestra. It was released on October 9, 2012, exactly two years after the band's self-titled debut album, on Triple Crown Records. Like the first album, the songs written were collaborations between Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra's frontman Andy Hull.
Announcement on the album's title, release date and new label took place on the band's Facebook page on August 12, 2012. The next day, on August 13, the band streamed the first single off the album, "Forest Whitaker", for free on the Rolling Stone website, and on August 22, the single was released as an official digital single on iTunes.
On September 19, 2012, the band streamed the song "It Never Stops", exclusively through AbsolutePunk.
II (METZ album)
II is the second studio album by Canadian noise rock band METZ, released internationally on May 4, 2015 on Sub Pop. It was released a day later in North America. II was produced by the band, and engineered by Alex Bonenfant and Graham Walsh, a member of Toronto-based electronica band Holy Fuck. The album received mostly positive reviews.
II (Fuzz album)
II is the second studio album by American hard rock band Fuzz, released on October 23, 2015 on In the Red Records. The album is the first to feature bass guitarist and vocalist Chad Ubovich.
II (Sahg album)
II (also called Sahg II) is the second studio album by the Norwegian hard rock band Sahg, released on March 18, 2008, under the Swedish record label Regain Records.
The album was recorded as a trio after the departure of original drummer Kvitrafn some months before. Instead, the producer Brynjulv Guddal was the session drummer. Similarly, it features several guest vocalists in "From Conscious Sleep".
A music video was made for "Pyromancer", directed by Asle Birkeland.
II (Khun Narin album)
II is the second live album by Khun Narin, released on March 25, 2016 by Innovative Leisure Records.
II (Lords of Black album)
II is the second album by the Spanish power metal band Lords of Black Spanish, released on March 18th, 2016, under Italian record label Frontiers Records.
adj. being one more than one; "he received two messages" [syn: two, 2]