Kanye West releases "Love Lockdown" single
"Love Lockdown" is a pop/R&B song written and produced by American hip hop artist Kanye West for his fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak.
West premiered the song at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards and released it as the album's lead single on September 18, 2008. Despite being a drastic departure from his previous work, the song was well received by critics, and was frequently cited as a highlight of the album. Time magazine critic Josh Tyrangiel named "Love Lockdown" the best song of 2008. The single was also successful commercially, as it managed to debut at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and went on to sell over 2.5 million on iTunes.
1. "Love Lockdown" - 4:30
2. "Flashing Lights" (Album Version) - 3:57
3. "Stronger" (A-Trak Remix) - 4:38
4. "Love Lockdown" (video)