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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