Kanye West's "Gone" Hits Charts Eight Years After Its Release

posted Thursday October 10 ,2013 at 09:20AM CDT | 47 comments

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A "Late Registration" selection hits the Hot 100 chart eight years after its release, likely thanks to Marina Shifrin's viral video.

Kanye West's Cam'ron and Consequence-assisted "Gone," a track off his 2005 album, Late Registration, debuted at #18 in the Hot 100 this week. "Gone" is also #6 on the R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart and #4 on the Rap Songs chart, as per billboard.com.

The Kanye West song gained popularity after being featured in a viral video recently.

The viral video featured writer and comedian Marina Shifrin who recently quit her job as a video editor. The clip showed her explaining her departure by dancing around an empty office to the tune of Kanye West's "Gone."

"On September 28th, I decided to leave my job as a journalist because I felt the industry wasn't doing justice to its talented writers," Shifrin wrote in an article on huffingtonpost.com. "I wanted to leave in a way that would make my parents laugh and do justice to my position as viral video editor. I came up with this video. I woke up the next day and found out a few people, 11 million and counting, had viewed it."

The video, which has more than 15 million views, can be viewed below. 

Shifrin was invited to "The Queen Latifah Show" to discuss the viral video's success. While on the program, Latifah appeared to offer Shifrin a job. 

"I want to be surrounded by cool, creative, interesting people," Latifah said. "And with your experience, maybe I could create a position. What if I created something called digital content producer? You think that might be something you're interested in?" Shifrin said she was interested and the two said they'd speak more about it. 

Digital sales of "Gone" have also gone up, as per billboard.com. The selection moved approximately 9,000 units this week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. YouTube reports 6.2 million streams of the song in the U.S., allowing the single to rank at #4 in the Streaming Songs chart. 

According to billboard.com, Kanye West now has 59 hits that have me Hot 100. Drake has 65, Jay Z has 80 and Lil Wayne has 120. 

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  • Papa G
    So suddenly 8 years later this song is cool? Fucking people man...song is good now just as it was then. Fuck these trends
    • JoeJim
      Man cosign!! I hate how people follow every ebb and flow of the media. Damn have your own thoughts and opinions!
    • Anonymous
      Maybe the never heard it before? Calm the F down idiots
  • xdcfvgbh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXNeu-H3Tog
  • d
    Gone is just the perfect example of why Kanye a GOAT musician even if can be an egotistical prick.
    • Anonymous
      he even said it him self that he isnt a musician, he doesnt know how to play a single instrument. he's an artist.
    • Anonymous
      Rappers are musicians FOH
  • Anonymous
    http://o.onionstatic.com/images/23/23832/16x9/500.jpg?5907
  • Anonymous
    illuminati tring to get people listeing to late registration FROM YEEZUS TO SLAUGHTERHOUSE IT REAL HIP HOP THEY ALL FUCKING AROUND ON PURPOSE FROM EM TO KANYE
    • Anonymous
      get a life please
  • BadJet
    Late Registration is my favorite Kanye album. Instrumentaly its superior to anything before or after it. Cant believe so many people are just now getting hip to "Gone". One of the best songs on the album that everyone seems to pass by. The violin break after Consequence verse and Kanyes closing verse really made that song even better.
    • call me li
      Agree 100%. How that beat transforms then Kanye comes back and kills it
    • Anonymous
      Definitely agree. Late Registration is definitely my favorite Kanye album. The orchestra he invited into this album was great. The production is on another level.
    • Doublespeak
      Couldn't agree more. I purchased it on release day and it still gets played more than his following albums combined (not including College Dropout). 8 years ago he actually warranted that huge ego... Gone is a truly fantastic song too, one of the best on the album.
    • Anonymous
      ^ sighhhhh White people
    • ^^
      The only white person here is you.
    • Anonymous
      Co-Signature. Yeezy's last verse is an all-time great verse. Don't expect him to rap like that anymore but sure is great to revisit those days.
  • KANYE
    8 YEARS LATER. NOW YOU ALL UNDERSTAND THAT I RELEASE TIMELESS MUSIC. JIMMY KIMMEL CAN SUCK MY FAT BLACK KARDASHIAN PUSSY JUICED DICK. I AM A FUCKING ROCKSTAR!!!!! I GET MORE PUSSY THAN TOMMY LEE, MOTLEY CRUE, POISON, AND ALL THOSE OLD FUCKING ROCKSTARS EVER DID!!! I AM MOTHERFUCKING KANYE WEST!!! I WILL BE FUCKING KRIS JENNER, KIM, AND KHLOE ALL AT THE SAME FUCKING TIME. AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!!! FUCK OUTTA HERE. YOU'RE IN MY WORLD!!!
    • Anonymous
      Shut the fuck up.
    • KANYE
      YOU'RE A SENSITIVE PUSSY WHO GETS NO PUSSY. GO FUCK YOURSELF, YOU TRANNY. I AM A MOTHERFUCKING ROCKSTAR!!!!
    • Anonymous
      Hilarious stuff LMAO
  • Come On
    I need to point this out to all you dumb newbies new to the hip hop culture, "twerking" was around well before youR "FLAT ASS" Miley Cyrus starting doing it. Jamaican women were doing it long before any of these women in North AMERICA and Definitely well before MILEY CYRUS. I'm sick of people claiming her to be the one to have made it cool and have been the first to do it.
  • bar exam 1
    royce da 59 - gone
  • Anonymous
    That Cam'ron verse tho
  • yea
    that shit cray..seriously tho
  • Anonymous
    id hit it
  • dentaldamboy
    Ovbious publicity stunt by Kayne West. Miley Cyrus is successful on her own without having to do any stunts. Her twerking is a characteristic in hiphop that is becoming more cool amongst females.
    • Anonymous
      Oh, the irony and the bullshit in this comment. This is not a publicity stunt by Kanye at all; it's a viral video by a comedian that had the song in it. Miley is only successful because of publicity stunts. Her twerking is not a characteristic in hiphop that is becoming more cool amongst females, it's the opposite; it's exploitation.
    • dentaldamboy
      Kayne paid the comedian to do that stunt. Miley is successful because of her singles that hit the top tier of the charts. Twerking's not exploitation, its the new way of selling sex willingly. Also, she's making more money than you.
    • axis
      you mr is the..... biggest idiot ever !!! @dentaldamboy
    • dentaldamboy
      #axisisabitch
    • Anonymous
      Leave the hashtags on Twitter.
    • WTF
      No no no, Actually Axis is right @dentaldamboy your are one of the Biggest idiots ever to leave comments in any type of comments section ever. You make up shit all the time and say dumb shit it's kind of actually why ppl make fun of you on here.
    • Anonymous
      the truth is you guys look more stupider than his words because you just keep replying to his idiocy.
    • WTF
      @Anonymous oh is that why you just commented on the topic too then??? Hippocratic much?
  • mia
    Kanye's best buddy egomaniac designer Marc Jacobs tortures a young girl. He stole her ideas and harassed her. He's been stalking her since she was 16. Jacobs is a manipulator. He is to blame for Miley's new shocking image. Read the details on: http://styleangelique.blogspot.dk/
    • Anonymous
      naw ill pas
    • slik
      You nailed it
  • JASONNNS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1dxE1tVoA
  • KanJay Zest
    Wow. This type of video is the type of shit that only white people find at all funny.
    • Anonymous
      Im white and I thought it was stupid. It seems like a lot of the videos that go viral appeal to morons and people who like terrible things
    • Anonymous
      not as funny as the sickle cell you racist fuck
  • Just
    Holy media. People must be stupid that they didn't knew this before.
  • Anonymous
    Damn Wayne got all them hits cuz he does a million features. Kanye probably has more of his songs featuring others then Drake or Wayne
  • ye
    Before Kanye lost his mind
  • Anonymous
    that video was lame as fuck
  • mean205
    Ah, from back when I liked the majority of Kanye's music.