Island Def Jam shuffles release dates
Three albums will capitalize on Thanksgiving weekendNEW YORK -- Island Def Jam is moving up by a day the release dates for the Killers' "Day & Age," Ludacris' "Theater of the Mind" and Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak," in what it said is an attempt to capitalize on the Thanksgiving shopping weekend.
All three albums were due Nov. 25 but will now come out off-cycle on Monday, Nov. 24, in both physical and digital formats.
Each project has already spawned a hit. The Killers' "Human" is No. 6 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart, while Ludacris' "One More Drink" co-starring T-Pain is No. 34 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. West's "Love Lockdown" has already peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100.
As previously reported, Guns N' Roses' new Interscope album, "Chinese Democracy," will also come out off-cycle on Sunday, Nov. 23, as a Best Buy exclusive.