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. Retrieved July 11, 2012. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Awards: 808s & Heartbreak". Allmusic. All Media Guide. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2012. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  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.
  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.
  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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