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Kanye West Exclusively Premieres New Album on MySpace
Posted by Steve Juon at Friday, November 21st, 2008 at 5:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Jim Merlis and BigHassle.com:

***MYSPACE MUSIC ALBUM EXCLUSIVE***
KANYE WEST EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES NEW ALBUM ON MYSPACE MUSIC


Fans Will Be Able to Stream Entire 808s & HEARTBREAK Album Before Official Release
kanyeMySpace Music, the world's premier online music portal, is pleased to announce an exclusive premiere of Kanye West's much anticipated forthcoming album, 808s & HEARTBREAK. Beginning on Friday, Nov.21 at 12:01am PT, fans will be able to stream the album in its entirety for free on MySpace Music. This official premiere comes days before the album hits stores on November 24. Be sure to check out Kanye West's MySpace profile for the latest music, videos, news and more at www.myspace.com/kanyewest .

808s & HEARTBREAK, Kanye West's fourth album, is set to follow the pace set by his first three land-mark #1 releases - 2004's The College Dropout, 2005's Late Registration and last year's Graduation (released 9/11/07). The first two albums generated a total of six Grammy Awards, including consecutive wins for Best Rap Album of 2004 and 2005, and Best Rap Song of 2004 ("Jesus Walks") and 2005 ("Diamonds From Sierra Leone"). Graduation debuted at #1 on 956,936 first week sales, the biggest Soundscan debut by any album since Kanye's own Late Registration two years before - and the biggest debut in Island Def Jam history. Graduation generated three Grammy Awards: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song ("Good Life"), and Best Rap Solo Performance ("Stronger"). Check out more news at www.kanyeuniversecity.com .

MySpace Music revolves around the millions major, indie, and unsigned artists that use their MySpace music profiles to communicate and intimately connect with fans and friends. Each music profile empowers artists to upload video content, blog, post tour dates, lyrics, and make their music available to fans for stream or download. As one of the most popular and highly trafficked music platforms in the world, MySpace Music has evolved into an offline experience by connecting bands and fans around the world through various concert series and live events.

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About MySpace Music:
MySpace Music is a landmark joint venture among MySpace, The EMI Group, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony ATV, and whose independent music distribution partners include The Orchard, IODA, Alternative Distribution Alliance, RED, Fontana, and Caroline. MySpace Music offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content, user-friendly e-commerce solutions, personal music players, and user and artist playlisting. MySpace Music aims to empower major, independent, and unsigned artists to monetize their content through multiple revenue streams by allowing the MySpace community to freely stream premium content in an ad-supported environment, purchase MP3s and ringtones, create and share playlists, and ultimately buy merchandise, concert tickets, and other digital and physical goods. MySpace Music also connects artists and fans in the offline arena through various concert series and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE!, Transmissions, The Release, Front to Back and The List.



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