On this day in Hip-Hop history, Kanye West released his second studio album Late Registration.
On this day in 2005, Kanye West released his second studio album Late Registration on Def Jam. The album was produced by Kanye and Jon Brion. Guest artists featured on the set included Brandy, The Game, Common, Adam Levine, Jay Z, Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Paul Wall, GLC, and Jamie Foxx.
Late Registration spawned the hits "Diamonds from Sierra Leone," which won a Grammy award; "Gold Digger," which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum; "Heard 'Em Say," which was certified gold; "Touch the Sky," and "Drive Slow." The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200. It was nominated for eight Grammy awards and won three. It was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1994 - UGK released their second studio album Super Tight... on Jive.
2012 - American music executive Chris Lighty died.
2015 - Nicki Minaj performed with Taylor Swift at the VMA's.