.

After Only Two Days, Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" Tops iTunes Chart

September 19, 2008 1:47 PM ET

Only two days into its official digital release, Kanye West's new-and-improved "Love Lockdown" has made it to the top of the iTunes music chart. "We went #1 @ 7:45 NY time," Kanye brags, posting an image of the iTunes list just to prove it. At the end of the day yesterday, Kanye woke up from a "studio nap" to find the song sat at three below Pink and Taylor Swift. That all changed in this morning. Kanye also confirmed those reports about his new album, saying "I've been workin' on 808s and Heartbreak about 16 hrs a day and Superman passed out for a little bit." Kanye also says "I guarantee this will be 50's favorite album of mine. This will be gangster's album of the year." Somehow, between all the 16-hour days and the paparazzi fights, West still had time to shoot a "Love Lockdown" video, with 'Ye currently waiting for the clip's final cut.

Related Stories:
Kanye West Re-Records "Love Lockdown" With New Vox, Drums
Kanye West Arrested At LAX For Smashing Paparazzi Cameras
According to Retailers, New Kanye West Album Out December 16th

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com