808s & Heartbreak

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808s & Heartbreak
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 24, 2008 (2008-11-24)
RecordedSeptember – October 2008
Studio
  • Glenwood in Burbank
  • Avex Recording Studio in Honolulu
Genre
Length51:58
Label
Producer
Kanye West chronology
Graduation
(2007)
808s & Heartbreak
(2008)
VH1 Storytellers
(2010)
Singles from 808s & Heartbreak
  1. "Love Lockdown"
    Released: September 18, 2008
  2. "Heartless"
    Released: November 4, 2008
  3. "Amazing"
    Released: March 10, 2009
  4. "Paranoid"
    Released: March 24, 2009

808s and Heartbreak is the fourth studio album by Kanye West. It was released on November 24, 2008.[1] Four singles were released from it. The first single was "Love Lockdown". The album is different to West's earlier albums; it is mainly an R&B instead of a hip hop album and its songs are sung instead of rapped.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleProducer Length
1. "Say You Will"  Kanye West 6:14
2. "Welcome to Heartbreak" (featuring Kid Cudi) 4:23
3. "Heartless"  
3:31
4. "Amazing" (featuring Young Jeezy)
  • West
  • Jeff Bhasker
3:58
5. "Love Lockdown"  
  • West
  • Bhasker
4:30
6. "Paranoid" (featuring Mr Hudson)
  • West
  • Bhasker
  • Plain Pat
4:37
7. "RoboCop"  Kanye West 4:34
8. "Street Lights"  
  • West
  • Mr Hudson
3:09
9. "Bad News"  West 3:58
10. "See You in My Nightmares" (featuring Lil Wayne)
  • West
  • No I.D.
4:18
11. "Coldest Winter"  
  • West
  • Bhasker
  • No I.D.
2:45
12. "Pinocchio Story" (freestyle live from Singapore, hidden track)West 6:03

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for 808s & Heartbreak adapted from AllMusic.[2]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 1
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[3] 1
Australian Albums Chart[4] 12
Irish Albums Chart[4] 11
New Zealand Albums Chart[4] 15
UK Albums Chart[4] 11
Swiss Albums Chart[4] 13
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 4
Belgian Albums Chart[4] 21
Norwegian Albums Chart[4] 19
Dutch Albums Chart[4] 42
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 50
European Top 100 Albums[3] 23
Italian Albums Chart[6] 65
French Albums Chart 52
German Albums Chart 30
Preceded by
I Am... Sasha Fierce by Beyoncé
US Billboard 200 number-one album
December 13–20, 2008
Succeeded by
Circus by Britney Spears
Preceded by
I Am... Sasha Fierce by Beyoncé
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums number-one album
December 13–20, 2008
Succeeded by
I Am... Sasha Fierce by Beyoncé

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Platinum 80,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[9] Platinum 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[change | change source]

  1. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak - Amazon.com Music
  2. Credits: 808s & Heartbreak. AllMusic. All Media Guide. July 2, 2009. http://www.allmusic.com/album/808s-heartbreak-mw0000802924/credits. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Awards: 808s & Heartbreak. Allmusic. All Media Guide. July 2, 2009. http://www.allmusic.com/album/808s-heartbreak-mw0000802924/awards. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 "Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak". aCharts.us. 2008. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. "ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. "Classifica settimanale dal 28-11-2008 al 04-12-2008". FIMI. FIMI. December 4, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2009.
  7. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2008 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  8. "Canadian album certifications – Kanye West – 808's & Heartbreak". Music Canada.
  9. "2008 Certification Awards – Platinum". The Irish Charts. Irish Recorded Music Association.
  10. "British album certifications – Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak". British Phonographic Industry. Enter 808s & Heartbreak in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  11. "RIAA – Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Retrieved August 4, 2011.

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