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Breaking Down Kanye West’s Six Platinum Solo Albums

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Album: Late Registration
Release Date: August 30, 2005
First Week Sales: 860,000
Major Singles: “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” (No. 43); “Gold Digger (No.1); “Heard ‘Em Say” (No. 26); “Touch The Sky” (No. 42); “Drive Slow” (N/A)
Platinum Certification Date: September 29, 2005 (4 weeks)
XXL Rating: XXL
Top News Headlines: Kanye Says George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People On A Live Telecast For Hurricane Katrina Relief Funds
Kanye Claims That AIDS Is A “Man-Made Disease”
Biggest Rap Album Competitor: 50 Cent, The Massacre; Common, Be
Memorable Remixes/Feature Verses: Rhymefest, “Brand New”; Common, “They Say”
Classic Collaborations/Production Credits: Game, “Dreams”; Common, Be; Cam’ron, “Down and Out”
Unforgettable Quotes
“I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.”
“If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.”
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
“Anyone who doesn’t give [The College Dropout] a perfect score is lowering the integrity of the magazine.”
“Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else?”
“Really good people like me are scared of falling off. I’m totally scared of falling off. Just imagine it. Just imagine if I woke up one day and I was whack. What would I do then?”
Grammy Awards Won: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song (“Diamonds From Sierra Leone”), Best Rap Solo Performance (“Gold Digger”)

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