Yeezus

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Yeezus
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
Recorded2012 – June 2013
Studio
Various
Genre
Length40:01
LabelDef Jam
Producer
Kanye West chronology
Cruel Summer
(2012)
Yeezus
(2013)
The Life of Pablo
(2016)
Singles from Yeezus
  1. "Black Skinhead"
    Released: June 19, 2013
  2. "Bound 2"
    Released: August 28, 2013

Yeezus is the sixth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West. It was released on June 18, 2013, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. The album was given very good reviews by music critics. Yeezus entered the Billboard 200 at number one. It also reached number one in 30 other countries. Pitchfork gave the album a score of 9.5 out of 10.[1] Yeezus is a hip hop album.

Singles[change | change source]

"Black Skinhead" was released as the first single from the album on June 19, 2013. It reached 34 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] "Bound 2" was released as the album's second single. The music video for the single had West's fiancee at the time, Kim Kardashian in it.

Awards[change | change source]

The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The fourth song on the album, "New Slaves", was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song.[3] Time magazine chose Yeezus as the best album of 2013.[4] In Pitchfork's 2013 Readers Poll, Yeezus was chosen as 2013's best album.[5]

Tour[change | change source]

On October 19 2013 West started The Yeezus Tour. A Tribe Called Quest gave their last performance there. The tour ended on December 23 2013.

Track listing[change | change source]

Credits adapted from West's official website.[6]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "On Sight"  
2:36
2. "Black Skinhead"  
3:08
3. "I Am a God" (featuring God)
3:51
4. "New Slaves"  
  • West
  • Bronfman[b]
  • Dean[a]
  • Travis Scott[a]
  • Goldstein[a]
  • Sham Joseph[a]
  • Pope[a]
4:16
5. "Hold My Liquor"  
5:26
6. "I'm In It"  
  • West
  • Evian Christ[b]
  • Dom Solo[b]
  • Goldstein[a]
  • Arca[a]
  • Dean[a]
3:54
7. "Blood on the Leaves"  
6:00
8. "Guilt Trip"  
  • West
  • Dean
  • Ultra$ound
  • S1
  • Travis Scott[a]
  • Ackeejuice Rockers[a]
4:03
9. "Send It Up"  
  • West
  • Daft Punk
  • Gesaffelstein[b]
  • Brodinski[b]
  • Ultra$ound
  • Arca[a]
  • Dean[a]
2:58
10. "Bound 2"  
  • West
  • Pope[b]
  • Eric Danchick[a]
  • Goldstein[a]
  • No I.D.[a]
  • Dean[a]
3:49
Total length:
40:01
Notes[6]
Sample credits[6]

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[6]

Charts[change | change source]

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[40] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[41] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[[#cite_note-'"`UNIQ--ref-0000003D-QINU`"'-50|[43]]] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[44] June 18, 2013 Universal
Germany[45]
New Zealand[46] Def Jam
United States[47]
France[48] June 21, 2013 Universal
United Kingdom[49] June 22, 2013 Virgin EMI

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Tracks 1, 2, 9 and 10
  2. Tracks 1–5, 7 and 8
  3. Tracks 1, 2 and 4–8
  4. Track 6
  5. Tracks 6 and 8
  6. Track 8
  7. Choir on track 1

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