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2018 album by Kanye West


Release Date 1 Jun 2018
Released1 year, 8 months ago
Performer Kanye West
Kanye West and Jay-Z performing at Staples Center on December 11, 2011 in Los Angeles on their Watch the Throne Tour.

About Ye

Ye (; stylized as ye) is the eighth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on June 1, 2018, through GOOD Music and distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Following controversy surrounding an interview with TMZ, West re-recorded all the work on the album, completing it over the course of just two weeks at his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Guest vocals from PartyNextDoor, Ty Dolla Sign, Kid Cudi, Jeremih and 070 Shake, among others, are included on Ye. West handled the production in its entirety, with additional production by Mike Dean, who serves as a co-executive producer, as well as Francis and the Lights, Benny Blanco, Irv Gotti, 7 Aurelius, Noah Goldstein, Che Pope, Caroline Shaw, Pi'erre Bourne and Ty Dolla Sign, among others. Succeeding the release of Pusha T's Daytona, the album is the second of five seven-track albums produced by West in what have been referred to as the "Wyoming Sessions", and set to be released weekly. It preceded the release of West's collaborative album with Kid Cudi, as Kids See Ghosts, titled Kids See Ghosts, Nas' Nasir, and Teyana Taylor's K.T.S.E.. "Yikes" and "All Mine" were released as singles in the summer of 2018 in support of Ye, with a lyric video being released for the latter simultaneously with one for non-single "Violent Crimes". Both of the singles attained top 20 positions on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, with a number of them drawing comparisons to West's previous works, while some critics commented on the lyrical content. It was named as one of the best albums of 2018 by multiple publications, including Pitchfork and The Edge. Ye became West's record-equalling eighth consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200. It was also a chart-topper in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, while reaching the top five in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The album has since been certified gold and silver by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and British Phonographic Industry (BPI), respectively.

Extra Info

Genre hip hop
Producer Mike Dean
Record label GOOD Music
Follows The Life of Pablo
Followed by Kids See Ghosts
Tracklist I Thought About Killing You