808s & Heartbreak

Label
Roc-a-Fella Records
Release date
24 Nov 2008
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
52:04

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Say You Will 6:17 263,708
2 Welcome To Heartbreak 4:23 122,519
3 Heartless 3:31 957,530
4 Amazing 3:58 152,804
5 Love Lockdown 4:30 658,190
6 Paranoid 4:38 110,698
7 RoboCop 4:35 281,465
8 Street Lights 3:10 323,917
9 Bad News 3:58 236,080
10 See You In My Nightmares 4:18 77,401
11 Coldest Winter 2:44 268,008
12 Pinocchio Story (Freestyle Live from Singapore) 6:02 50,182

About this album

808s & Heartbreak is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released November 24, 2008 on Roc-A-Fella Records. It was recorded after the death of his mother and breakup of a relationship and has a very different sound compared to his previous albums.

The album was originally scheduled for a December 16 release, but was pushed forward to increase sales during the holiday season. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. 808s & Heartbreak is West’s first album without the Parental Advisory logo. The album has sold over 1,023,927 copies, making it West’s fourth album to reach platinum status.

Love Lockdown peaked @ #3 on the Billboard Top 100 & Heartless has peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top 100.

Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson, & Tony Williams appear on the album.

On December 4, 2008, “Street Lights” appeared at the completion of an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

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  • holland1946

    808s>MBDTF>Yeezus>College Dropout>Late Registration>>>>Graduation

    31 Jul 4:19am Reply
  • Akayz7

    this is the only kanye album I can remember all the way through... so I guess I've got the best connection to this mofo.

    2 Jul 6:35pm Reply
  • WickedProphet

    Graduation is shit though.

    20 Jun 10:58am Reply
  • KFC__o_o

    Criminally Underrated !!!

    21 May 2:47am Reply
  • Dan_Sucks

    This and Graduation are his best records.

    10 May 2:00pm Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    Sometimes, this is my favorite album of him. It's a masterpiece and people still don't realize how influential it is, even after six years.

    9 May 2:09pm Reply
  • alefspfc

    this is bullshit

    7 May 2:24am Reply
  • UqiSylune

    Shittiest Kanye album ever. This is some Black Eyed Peas level of 'music'. What a piece of garbage.

    18 Apr 3:19pm Reply
  • g_junior

    It's growing on me.. But not his best for sure, some killer songs but that's it.

    16 Apr 3:59am Reply
  • rew850

    The singles on here are great. The other songs lack something though. I don't have a problem with the lyrics, the mood, or even the autotune, I just think some of the material is weak enough to make it his most uneven album. [2]

    7 Apr 4:38am Reply
  • HorrorChemical

    Easily his best album.

    2 Apr 3:25pm Reply
  • Illest_Villain

    Best album [13]

    19 Mar 9:33am Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    They probably have less time for shallowness than whites! Some people seem to look at Yeezus as brave, brazen and ironic - utilizing the much-maligned autotune to give the robot a heart and convey emotion amidst a sparse, straightforward electronic background. I find 808s whiney, narcissistic and dull. In almost every track is Kanye an overly imploring, blameless victim of some sort (for someone who's had their heart broken, there's not much honesty) and the emotions expressed are frequently brought down by weak, hackneyed lyrics. There's nothing wrong with simplicity and sometimes Ye gets it right but too often is the restraint a negative. Shit like Robocop is god-awful.

    1 Mar 7:39pm Reply
  • DickBigems

    Do any black people fuck with this album, outside of Kanye himself?

    1 Mar 4:39pm Reply
  • xiempiethps

    fuck all the people that said this was his worst album. why did I wait so long?

    13 Feb 11:17pm Reply
  • Plinth

    Best album [12]. Just what the fuck. I dreaded the album when Love Lockdown came out, out of context, but he actually turned auto-tune into an art-form with this record. It helps that the beats are dark and fucking sick.

    13 Feb 10:59pm Reply
  • channelmixer

    his best album [11] STRAIGHT

    7 Feb 12:37am Reply
  • oldirtyvillain

    feeling this album so hard rn

    28 Jan 8:58am Reply
  • inmoonmood

    his best album [10]

    25 Jan 1:07pm Reply
  • kbabeatbox

    v lol

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
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