Kanye's 'Yeezus' set for huge debut
June 14th, 2013
01:54 PM ET

Kanye's 'Yeezus' set for huge debut

According to forecasters, Kanye West's sixth studio album, "Yeezus," could be in for one of the biggest chart debuts of the year.

A report from Billboard.com says industry experts predict West's sixth studio album will sell 500,000 copies in the first week of release. Those numbers would put "Yeezus" second behind Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience," which moved 968,000 and stands as the biggest debut of 2013. Forecasters generally use early orders from retail, first week performance of comparable albums, media exposure, radio and YouTube trends to formulate their numbers.

Though the man behind "Yeezus" thinks highly of himself, truth is the album has no single, no video or radio airplay and has no pre-order available in digital stores. West's last solo effort was 2010's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 496,000 units sold. West's collaborative effort with Jay-Z, "Watch the Throne," saw their self-titled 2011 release also debut at No. 1 with 436,000.

A rumored tracklist has surfaced ahead of the album's June 18 release. And if the 10-song catalogue featuring names like Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, KiD CuDi and Chicago bad boy Chief Keef is legit, "Yeezus" looks to shake things up. As much was said by the album's executive producer, Rick Rubin, who spoke about collaborating with West to the Wall Street Journal.

"He is pure in his art and in a form where so many choices artists make are often the result of business consideration," Rubin said about West's unique marketing approach.

"Kanye chooses to let his art lead.  He didn’t want a premeditated commercial (single) for his album as he looks at it as a body of work.  I like it anytime an artist follows his own vision of a project and doesn’t use the cookie-cutter template expected of most artists.  Kanye proceeds on the road less traveled and I applaud him for it."


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  1. smd

    suck my dick northwest

    August 12, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. FAT HACKING PIG..EVERYONE KNOWS MY COMMENTS ARE DIRECTED TO THE FAT HACKING LOW LIFE PIG AND NOT TOO THE STARS ON CNN....

    THANKS

    June 18, 2013 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. FAT HACKING PIG..EVERYONE KNOWS MY COMMENTS ARE DIRECTED TO THE FAT HACKING LOW LIFE PIG AND NO TOO THE STAR

    -

    June 18, 2013 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Stinkee Plop feat. Green Turd & tha Splatteretts

    I downloaded the album for free. It is really good, I never listened to Kanye before this album but I'm converted.

    June 18, 2013 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Not mine either

    THE MAN WHO WANTS YOU EVERY OTHER NIGHT...HE WANTS SOMEONE ELSE THOSE NIGHTS INBETWEEN...

    June 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SKY

    FACT: OLD AGE STARTS AT 50...GRAY HAIR, FAT WASTELINE...WRINKLES. MOST PEOPLE IN OLD TIMES DID NOT LIVE TO 50 AND WERE CONSIDERED OLD IN THERE 30S AND 40S...IF YOU ARE 50 YOU ARE NOT YOUNG AND DO NOT LOOK YOUNG...PLASTIC SURGARY, BOTOX, BOOB JOBS DO NOT MAKE YOU YOUNG...THEY ONLY MAKE YOU FAKER THAN YOU ARE ALREADY...

    June 17, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. they do it even with gross women?

    -

    June 17, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. ALL MEN BOINK ON THE OFF DAYS...YOURS WILL BE NO DIFFERENT...

    men need s-x all the time...whereever/whenever they can get it.

    June 17, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. If he boiks on the off days then i would have too think about that.

    right now i'm dating and seeing what will be best for me.....your balls itch? try ointment.

    June 17, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Pliny

    My balls itch. Any of you guys want to help me out with that?

    June 17, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. THE MAN WHO WANTS YOU EVERY OTHER NIGHT...HE WANTS SOMEONE ELSE THOSE NIGHTS INBETWEEN...

    -

    June 17, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. SKY

    FACT: MONEY CAN NOT BUY HAPPINESS...BUT IT CAN BUY A LOT OF ALCOHOL AND WEED, WHICH MAKES ME HAPPY...IT COULD BUY ME BETTER FRIENDS.

    June 17, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • weed--which reminds me...

      the children who we are going to crush on dance night want too see me smoke a bone in my lace skirt and stilettos...
      the 50's must destroy as quickly as possible.

      June 17, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. I have a man who wants me every other night...even with this big ass....not sure right now can you help me figure this out?

    -

    June 17, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. SKY

    FACT: MY ASS IS SO BIG I HAVE TO BUY 3 AIRLINE TICKETS FOR IT WHEN I TRAVEL...I AM NOT A MILLIONAIRE...MY WEALTH IS MY AMPLE BOTTOM....PRAISE JESUS AND PASS ME ANOTHER QUARTER POUNDER OR TWO OR THREE. I PRETEND TO BE HUMBLE AND DOWN TO EARTH BUT I WORSHIP THE RICH WEALTHY PERSONS...BECAUSE I AM SHALLOW AND NOT VERY SMART. I USE RUBBER MARITAL AIDES BECAUSE MY MAN'S PEN!S IS THE SIZE OF YOUR PINKIE FINGER...IT DOES NOT SATISFY.

    June 17, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • i have a man who has offered too love my big mac...but i'm not ready yet.....i want to date a bit for now..can you help sky?

      what should i do?

      June 17, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. expenses and future budgets yes....but the soul will be calm.

    =

    June 17, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  16. SKY

    JANE; I SAID MY DADDY HAS A DEED TO THE EARTH...HE OWNS IT WE JUST DON'T BRAGG

    June 17, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Demon

      I am foreclosing on that deed and evicting your family from the earth.

      June 17, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  17. SKY

    THE SOUL IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MONEY

    June 17, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Demon

      Every person and every soul has a price, yours included. I deal in them every single day.

      June 17, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  18. Its all about loving him or her....they may care for each other but they are not interested in each other

    -

    June 17, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  19. Its all about loving him or her....the may care for each other but they are not interested in each other

    -

    June 17, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. Sky--have her sign a prenup so when your marry the lesbean you'll know she's not after your money

    -

    June 17, 2013 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  21. SKY

    MILLIONAIRES CAN'T GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP..I SLEEP LIKE A LAMB.
    MILLIONAIRES HAVE LEECHES I HAVE NONE.
    MILLIONAIRES THINK THEIR MONEY CAN BUY THEM ANYTHING ..FALSE REASONING
    MY FATHER MADE THE SUN...MOON AND STARS I THINK HE IS RICH HE JUST DON'T BRAG

    June 17, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  22. Mall Article...the 3 of you threatening to beat a woman up at the mall is vulgar....kapeesh..

    -

    June 17, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  23. Sky stop the fights...your wrong....the vulgar was a set up.

    -

    June 17, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  24. SKY

    I TALK TO THE HEART NOT TO THE BRAIN....EVERY PERSON ON THIS EARTH IS SUCCESSFUL
    IT JUST DEPENDS ON HOW YOU UNDERSTAND IT...A WOMEN WITH 5 KIDS WORKS 8HRS A DAY
    SHE MAKES 6.50 A HOUR...SHE IS NOT ON FOOD STAMPS HER HUSBAND WORK 8HRS AND
    THEY BOTH ARE HAPPY...THEY HAVE A MODEST HOME...AND A CAR PAID FOR AND A BANK
    ACCOUNT AND TAKES TRIPS EVERY YEAR...AND LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS.....AND THEY
    ARE HAPPY.....THEN YOU HAVE THE RICH COUPLE, POOL, 10 CARS, JET, AND THEY HATE
    EACH OTHER THEIR KIDS ARE ON DRUGS IN AND OUT OF JAIL THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
    ARE LEECHES.....BUT THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL....
    AM I SUCCESSFUL.....I MUST BE YOU CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME...BY THE WAY
    A MILLIONAIRE CARES LESS ABOUT THEIR GRAMMAR, NEVER FORGET THAT..

    June 17, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  25. SKY

    LEVELS OF LIVING....HIGH YOU NEVER LOOK DOWN, THIS MAN KANYE'S DOES LOOK DOWN, AND HE DOES SEE
    I NEVER HURT YOU...NOR SLANDER YOU....BUT YOU HATED ME FOR NO REASON....
    I NEVER RESPOND TO YOUR HATE...PEOPLE THERE ARE HATER ON THIS EARTH....
    THE HATER THROW STONES AND ARE VULGAR...
    THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THEY DON'T GET IT...
    ITS ALL ABOUT, THEM OR WHY NOT ME....THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND ..YOU MAKE THE
    LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE....ANYONE CAN BE WHAT EVER THEY WANT TO BE....
    THE HATER HAVE GIVEN UP ON THEMSELVES...SO THEY PICK ON THE PEOPLE WHO
    ARE SUCCESSFUL.....INSTEAD OF PUTTING PEOPLE DOWN WHY NOT ASK THEM,
    HOW DID YOU MAKE IT...HELP ME MAKE IT.....
    IF YOU ARE HATE THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS HOW WILL YOU EVER SEE YOUR SUCCESS?

    June 17, 2013 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Demon

      That made absolutely no sense, SKY. Maybe you should shut da fuque up.

      June 17, 2013 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Demon #2

      Are you successful, SKY? What have you done with your life? Based upon your continual illiterate commentary, you are obviously uneducated and struggle with putting coherent thoughts together. I don't call that 'successful.'

      June 17, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Nobody cares about its success cause they hate that.

      -

      June 17, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  26. PRINT ALL MY COMMENTS...THEN SHOVE THEM UP YOUR ASS....

    Thanks.

    June 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  27. history...just laugh at her.

    -

    June 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. talks about him even worse then before....just laugh at her.

    -

    June 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  29. tracie

    OK I ATE TWO WATERMELONS AND HAD TO POOP IN THE SKY!

    June 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  30. tracie

    DOES HE LIKE HIS REAREND LICKED?

    June 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  31. PRINT ALL AND FILE...SHE COMES NEAR ME THE FILE GOES UP HER ASS...THANKS

    June 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. SEE SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED AS CNT IS WATCHING ME RIGHT NOW

    June 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  33. SKY

    . NO LOVE LAST WITHOUT A COMMITMENT,,,IF YOU ARE LIVING WITH A LOVER AND NOT MARRIED
    YOU ARE BEING USED...AND IF YOU SAY, WE ARE ENGAGED THIS MEANS WE ARE ENGAGING IN
    SX WITHOUT TRUST AND LOYALTY AND WHEN ONE IS TIRED THEY CAN MOVE ON ...ITS NOT YOU
    IT IS ME....RIGHT.

    June 16, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  34. Green Plain Jane

    have a fun father's day dear....it appears too be a blast so for you....are you wearing a dress today?

    June 16, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  35. Sky -- giving your man or woman s-x is everything -- black or white is not our business....a healthy relationship is the focus

    -

    June 16, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  36. SKY

    GREEN HOUSE, GREEN FAMILY, GREEN CAR, GREEN FRIENDS AND FOR DINNER GREEN BEANS....
    LEARN TO LOVE ALL PEOPLE....

    June 16, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Doesn't sound good sky... have a fun day anyway

      =

      June 16, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Demon

      Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Green Hornet, Mr. Green Jeans...

      June 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • just laugh at her.

      -

      June 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Green Poo

      Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo, Green poo, green poo.

      June 18, 2013 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  37. Sky who cares..how is your relationship life going...

    i know white couplse who are dyfunctional

    June 16, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  38. SKY

    FACT: THIS IS GOING TO HURT, BUT I MUST TELL THE TRUTH.....
    MR. KANYE YOU ARE HATED BECAUSE YOU ARE A BLACK MAN DATING ONE OF
    THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD..AND SHE IS WHITE.....IT TAKES TWO
    TO GET TOGETHER.....ONE OUT OF TEN PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO LIVE TOGETHER AND
    HAVE BABIES AND NOT GET MARRIED...THIS IS BETWEEN THEM AND GOD....

    June 16, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • No Boof

      black or white as long as they are happy sky.....do you know how many white couples do not have s-x for a month?

      June 16, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      She is not white. She is Armenian. She is persian, and a s k a n k.

      Please do not call her "white".

      We don't want her.

      June 17, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • derp your not exactly "wanted" either.

      thanks

      June 17, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  39. PRINT ALL MY COMMENTS...WE LOCATED WHO DID WHAT..THANKS

    GOTZ TOO RUN WATCH HER 24/7

    June 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  40. FRAN--TURN OUTSIDE MACHINES ON.

    =

    June 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  41. she better not using my name on these blogs so you thinks its me....

    ...

    June 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  42. All these degrading, disrespectful write ups on this man...i find harsh

    -

    June 15, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  43. cnxcnryeryer54

    Unbelievable…Wow… My friend Lynn has just married to a handsome black man.
    They met through ~~ MixedMàtchìng. ℂom~~Here is the best, largest and most successful interracial dating site for black and white singles seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. You can meet (lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….). If you are single ,have a try.
    ...................

    June 15, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  44. Kathy--Unless you have actually done something for kim? don't judge...--

    -

    June 15, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  45. Kathy check your articles before insulting a kardashian..thanks

    -

    June 15, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  46. Kathy is back on the fund issues again...who the h-ll asked her for anything...like she bought kim's 700 kors bag and 80 buck perfume....check YOUR business kathy not kim's

    -

    June 15, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  47. we don't write good kathy like you do...don't bring it here sweetie.

    -

    June 15, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  48. Kathy is giving everyone the BLAME GAME...thanks

    -

    June 15, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  49. Kathy...no reason too blame a kardashinan...she did not do write ups.

    thanks

    June 15, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  50. kim has her own money...he does NOT too buy her a thing..

    desperado manipulation

    June 15, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  51. kim has her own money...he does too buy her a thing..

    duh

    June 15, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  52. pretty much accurate...just juiced up cuz kim is watching.

    -

    June 15, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  53. kathy

    Wouldn't spend a penny on any music by this narcissistic megalomaniac. He is pure trash...and now even more so hooked up with the KarTRASHians.

    June 15, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  54. GOING TO CONTINUE READING WHAT SHE'S DONE

    June 14, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  55. HE IS WORRIED ABOUT MY TRUST...

    AMAZING.

    June 14, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  56. HER FRIENDS KNOW EVERYONE KNOWS....HOW IS THIS JUSTIFIED.

    =

    June 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  57. DON'T WORRY CLASSLESS GIRLFRIEND..IT REMAINS RIGHT HERE....

    =

    June 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  58. WE WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT HIM BECAUSE WE LOVE HIM..

    THE POOR DEAR HAS BEEN CALLED GAY ALL OVER THE INTERNET, HIS PERSONAL PREFERENCES EXPOSED AND HE SHOULD BE PROUD HE HAS A GIRLFRIEND LIKE YOU====

    June 14, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  59. IF HE PREFERS SOMEONE EXPOSING HIM EVERYWHERE...GOOD FOR HIM...THA'TS NOT OUR PROBLEM THAT'S HIS

    mi

    June 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  60. morderme, perra gorda

    thanks

    June 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  61. I WOULD NEVER EXPOSE HIM ALL OVER THE INTERNET...YOUR THE PIG NOT ME.

    THAT WAS GOOD....IT TOOK WHAT 45 MIN?

    June 14, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  62. YOUR A FILTHY HACKING PIG AND WE HAVE YOU AT ALL TIMES...

    KAPEESH MANDY?

    June 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  63. eres un cerdo gordo

    Oink

    June 14, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Non in casa...thanks

    -

    June 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  65. His"art"?

    His "art"?? That is "art"? It is certainly falling downhill fast!
    I guess the Great Unwashed doesn't understand what "art" is!

    June 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  66. cnxcnryeryer54

    … Unbelievable….Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~~~BlàckWhìteHub. ℂom ~~ ~ ~~A Serious black white dating for black & white single s seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try.

    June 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Ann

    Kanye releasing a new album and his HO – who everyone in the world has seen her hoo Haa – is delivering a new income source for Kris Jenner! Maybe mommy can sell HOO HAA II – the sequel. Surely West is smart enough to demand a DNA test, NO BODY can be that dumb OR CAN THEY? AFTER ALL everyone in the world has seen that thing.

    June 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • the image of her nasty hoohaw is burned into our souls...

      please do not mention it further...we have to deal with the visage of her disgusting trashy hoohaw for all eternity with no possibility of relief...

      June 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  68. he's not gay, but he sleeps with other men

    -

    June 14, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  69. palintwit

    Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol = 2 turds that won't flush.

    June 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  70. alabamacowboy

    too bad it just leaked

    June 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |

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