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.
On December 4, 2008, "Street Lights" appeared at the completion of an episode of Grey's Anatomy.
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