Because the Internet is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Donald Glover, under the stage name Childish Gambino. The album was released on December 6, 2013 by Glassnote Records and Island Records, and then four days later in North America by Glassnote and Universal. The recording process began in 2012 and ended in October 2013. Recording primarily took place at a mansion owned by basketball player Chris Bosh, which Gambino rented. Because the Internet features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Jhené Aiko, and Azealia Banks, with production primarily handled by Gambino, Stefan Ponce, and Ludwig Göransson, among others. The album was supported by the singles "3005", "Crawl", "Sweatpants", and "Telegraph Ave." Gambino also released a short film titled Clapping for the Wrong Reasons and a 72-page screenplay to go along with the album in promotion of it. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, including an average score of 64 at Metacritic, based on 26 reviews. It also received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. It also performed well commercially, debuting at number seven on the US Billboard 200 and number 12 on the Canadian Albums Chart. As of December 2014, it has sold 377, 000 copies in the United States.
Release Date: 4/19/2014