Release Date: September 11, 2007

This is one of the rare cases when people anticipating a Kanye album got it earlier than expected. In the spring on 2007, Kanye announced that his third album, Graduation, would come out in September.  It was scheduled to hit stores on September 18, and then West pushed the release up one week to face-off in a sales battle against 50 Cent and his album Curtis. And yes, ‘Ye won.