Kanye West to Drop New Album on November 22

It looks like we’ll have one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. According to his Twitter account, Kanye West will be releasing his new album on November 22—the Monday before that national holiday.

Earlier this morning (October 4), XXL’s latest cover subject tweeted to his 1.3 million followers, “L.A. Reid who’s doing a great job at Def Jam. We gone Kill it again on November 22nd!!!!!!!!!! Even with the leaks fam.” Kanye’s yet-to-be-titled fifth solo album has seen its release date pushed back a number of times since it was first rumored to be released on September 14—initially called G.O.O.D. Music Day. However, this seems to be a date that will likely stick. Late last week, West tweeted that he was unsure when he would drop the album, but that it was completely finished.

Both Lloyd Banks’ The Hunger For More 2 and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday are slated to drop the same week as West.

On Saturday, Kanye made his return to Saturday Night Live, where he performed “Runaway” along with Pusha T as well as “Power” with a brand new verse. Yeezy also continued his G.O.O.D. Fridays promise (although a little late) this past weekend, dropping “Christian Dior Denim Flow.” [Listen here]

The latest issue of XXL, featuring Kanye on the cover, is available everywhere now. —Adam Fleischer

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  • M. Baby!

    Can’t Wait…I’ll be @ Target @ 8 o’clock on the dot! I don’t wanna hear any leaks…

  • Sha

    Prediction……. Nicki will push her album back or move it forward. Any artist that comes out on the same day as Kanye is gonna get killed!!!

    Also…. He might not move a milli, but I predict Kanye’s album will probably have the largest first week numbers of the year. You heard it here first…..

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  • @ sha

    idk about that sha no ones beatin Em

  • Anonymous

    i aggre with Sha nicki and Lloyd gotta push back cos Kanye gon kill em.

  • jonny bizness

    Classic shit coming people!!!!This one will blow everything else out the water this year.Kanye is real hiphop mainstream or not.

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  • Q461

    Should be interesting to see who moves more units Kanye or Eminem….Gotta think they would be the 2 top selling records in hip-hop this year..

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    shoutouts to Kayne. ugggh to EM. his fans should start a cult. do they already have one?

  • Southern Maryland

    I believe that in recent album sales (excluding eminem) and the record market as a whole. Kanye, Minaj & Banks will ALL drop the same week still. Reazon 4 believing that is, Obviously Kanye is the commercially bigger artist and star, and with sales being the way they are, they’re gonna want the ppl that go buy kanyes album 2 have the option right there of getting another album. Unless your a mega-star, release dates really dont mean nothin anymore. so the companies will just put the records out an hope you pick up 3 albums instead of 1. If your gonna buy an album, your gonna buy it. no matter what (at least i believe)

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  • No Name

    That’s great that they decided on a day, but uh, how about a title? And yeah, with news of this, Nicki and Banks may just push their albums back or up to an earlier week. They’d rather be on top for at least a week than to have their albums slaughtered in sales and forgotten about ’cause ‘Ye is out. Universal has put too much money behind Nicki for her to just lose in sales that badly.

  • fireforreal

    This is one of the only albums I’ve looked forward to this year.I can feel it’s gonna be pretty good.

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