Kanye West’s debut week for his ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album is #1 as he predicted. ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ his fifth studio album, which was released on November 22, 2010, managed to sell roughly 518,775 copies.
Although the album cover art became a controversial topic due to the nature of the artistic art and was banned from certain store outlets due to an armless winged phoenix (woman) visibly showing her breasts and derriere while straddling a painted Kanye West, it seems to not have hindered his sales.
As for special guests, the album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ features the likes of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz, RZA, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Raekwon, Rick Ross, amongst others and almost all the production was by Kanye West in collaboration with a few other notable producers.
Meanwhile, as Kanye West stands at #1, female rapper Nicki Minaj falls into place in the #2 spot with 371,049 copies, as reported on HipHopRX.com, followed by country music star Taylor Swift who is still holding on for her album “Speak Now” released October 25, 2010.
In other news, Kanye West is working on a new album “Watch the Throne” in collaboration with rapper Jay-Z. The album “Watch the Throne” is expected to release sometime in 2011.
Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album track listing
“Gorgeous” (featuring Kid Cudi & Raekwon)
“All of the Lights” (Interlude)
“All of the Lights”
“Monster” (featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
“So Appalled” (featuring Jay-Z, Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz & The RZA)
“Devil in a New Dress” (featuring Rick Ross)
“Runaway” (featuring Pusha T)
“Hell of a Life”
“Blame Game” (featuring John Legend)
“Lost in the World” (featuring Bon Iver)
“Who Will Survive in America”
iTunes bonus track
“See Me Now” (featuring Big Sean, BeyoncÃ© & Charlie Wilson)
Deluxe edition bonus DVD
“Runaway” (short film)