Kanye West Changes His Album Name To 'Waves'

It's an album release fit for a self-proclaimed god.

Rapper Kanye West will debut his highly anticipated new album, "Waves," with a live performance at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 11.

The concert event is being billed as the "world premiere of the album" on the Garden's website, and theaters across the globe are set to stream the performance for those who can't make it to the World's Most Famous Arena.

West is also expected to present his YEEZY SEASON 3 fashion line at the show, which will include an appearance from Italian contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft as well.

After announcing his Madison Square Garden debut, the rapper made a last-minute change Tuesday night to the album's previous name, "Swish."

It's the third name change from West, who in March initially dubbed the album "So Help Me God."

Presale tickets will be available on Ticketmaster on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET. They go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. ET.

Fans have long been clamoring for the release of "Waves" — which will serve as the follow-up to West's critically acclaimed 2013 album, "Yeezus."

The 38-year-old rapper announced on Monday that he had finally finished the then-titled "Swish" after working on it for more than a year — and he also shared a first look at its official 10-song track listing.

Also on Tuesday night, the rapper shared an image of a notepad, which listed an additional track titled "Ultra Light Beams."

"So happy to be finished with the best album of all time," he shamelessly tweeted Monday.

He continued the high praise on Tuesday when he said the album should be considered much more than the best album of 2016.

"This is not album of the year," he wrote. "This is album of the life."

The new album features several songs already released by West, including "Wolves," "Real Friends," and his head-bobbing compilation with Kendrick Lamar, "No More Parties in L.A."

Somewhat surprisingly, however, neither of his recent collaborations with Beatles icon Paul McCartney were included on the album, nor was his mega-popular 2015 hit, "All Day."

It's possible several more tracks will surface before the long-awaited release of "Waves,” as his wife Kim Kardashian teased earlier this month that he'd put out a new song from the album every Friday until the premiere.

He held true to the promise on Jan. 8 when he released "Real Friends," but was three days late in dropping "No More Parties in L.A." and hasn't released another song since.

"Waves" will be West's seventh solo studio album.

In response to West's latest announcement, the rock band Wavves teased they would name their next album "Kanye."

And then this happens …….


Kanye West fans are going nuts -- the pre-sale ticket page for his "Waves" album release show mysteriously vanished Wednesday morning, but remain calm. It's gonna be okay.

American Express pre-sale tickets were scheduled to go on sale at 10 AM EST for the February 11 show, but Ticketmaster's site is showing a message saying the event no longer exists.

A source close to Kanye tells TMZ the event is still 100% on -- but it's still unclear what the issues are with Ticketmaster and the pre-sale. Tickets are also supposed to be sold at MSG on Thursday and to the general public on Friday ... but we'll see.


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