Late Registration

Release date
30 Aug 2005
Running length
21 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Wake Up Mr. West 0:41 121,132
2 Heard 'Em Say 3:24 161,532
3 Touch the Sky 3:57 236,608
4 Gold Digger 2:04 452,447
5 Skit #1 (Kanye West/Late Registration) 0:33 40,487
6 Drive Slow 4:32 118,261
7 My Way Home 1:43 89,762
8 Crack Music 4:31 95,640
9 Roses 4:06 203,825
10 Bring Me Down 3:19 90,181
11 Addiction 4:27 197,644
12 Skit #2 (Kanye West/Late Registration) 0:31 26,198
13 Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix-Album Version (Edited)) 3:54 213
14 We Major 7:29 76,815
15 Skit #3 (Kanye West/Late Registration) 0:24 371
16 Hey Mama 5:05 230,812
17 Celebration 3:18 167,198
18 Skit #4 (Kanye West/Late Registration) 1:18 21,387
19 Gone 5:34 94,971
20 Diamonds from Sierra Leone 3:59 158,452
21 Late 3:51 81,744

About this album

Late Registration is the second studio album by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released on August 30, 2005, by Roc-A-Fella Records. Recording sessions for the album took place over the course of a year at Record Plant Studios, Chalice Recording Studios, and Grandmaster Recording Studios in Hollywood, and at Sony Music Studios in New York City. West collaborated with American record producer and composer Jon Brion to produce Late Registration, and the album features guest contributions from artists such as Jay-Z, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jamie Foxx, Nas, Brandy, and Adam Levine, among others.

The production is notably more lush and elaborate than West’s previous album, The College Dropout. By collaborating with Jon Brion, West was able to utilize production styles and instruments not commonly associated with hip-hop music. More intricate sampling methods and the inclusion of string arrangements meant that the production featured on the album was unique to hip-hop music. West sought to deliver lyrics that allowed him to continue his style of storytelling during songs, and the album covers topics of social issues, such as poverty, drug trafficking, health care, and blood diamond trades.

The album produced five singles, including the international hits “Touch the Sky”, “Heard ‘Em Say” and “Gold Digger”, the last of which topped the Billboard Hot 100 at number one. Music videos for all five singles were produced. Late Registration debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 860,000 copies in its first week. The album has sold over 3.1 million units in the United States and has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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  • redsoxceltics86

    Incredible album. His second best behind Dark Fantasy.

    13 Jun 11:24pm Reply
  • alefspfc

    no doubt his best album

    24 Apr 2:41pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    Probably his best album [2]

    15 Mar 3:46pm Reply
  • oohsehun

    I miss this era

    28 Feb 3:36am Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Probably his best album

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • opgay


    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • HerperDerper

    You need to pump your brakes and drive slow homey.

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • heyman010

    I always question if the room the bear is entering is the same one David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. The sign on the door says K.West and the scenery looks so similar

    27 Jun 2014 Reply
  • JodyeII

    This is not even close to the worst album ever tho. Well yeah it's his opinion but I liked this album.

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • thatoneguydanny

    why do people hate kanye west so much? beyond just "he looks like such a jerk in his interviews :(" how can they hear "Bring Me Down" or "We Major" and actually dislike him?

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • mahgeneration

    OcellatedGod, kill yourself [2]

    3 Mar 2014 Reply
  • YessBVBY

    OcellatedGod, kill yourself

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    One of the worst albums I've ever heard. I want my hour of life back.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dAdriano


    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • A5troBlack

    Broke, broke, broke phi broke! we ain't got it! [3]

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DickBigems

    Kidding me? The Diamonds Remix is one of the album's hottest moments [2] My favorite Kanye album.

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Patesta

    Kidding me? The Diamonds Remix is one of the album's hottest moments

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Rezzo64

    Such an amazing yet inconsistent album. We Major, Gone, Roses all fantastic tracks, but then you have songs like Celebration and the Diamonds Remix w/ Jay-Z ruining the good moments. *sigh*

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Laa-Brent

    Roses <3

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Rydia69

    (Album Version (Explicit))

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
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