Kanye West officially has charted his 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200!
DONDA, hits the top with the biggest week for any album in 2021, with 309,000 units for the week ending Sept. 2 blew past Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, which came in at 295,000 units.
Kanye joins a special list to have 10 No. 1 albums.
West joins The Beatles (19), JAY-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen (11), Barbra Streisand (11), Eminem (10), and Elvis Presley (10), and that 10 album club will be expanding, with Drake, sitting at nine albums and Certified Lover Boy primed for a No. 1 debut. Taylor Swift is also set to release Red in November and sits at nine albums.
DONDA is officially the biggest debut of 2021 with over 775 million global streams.
The new album hit the top of the charts in eleven different countries, including the US, United Kingdom, Australia, and first time debuts in France, Italy and Sweden.
In addition, DONDA hit over 520,000 equivalent units globally in the first week of streaming.
The first video from Kanye West’s DONDA is “Come to Life” which captures moments from the DONDA experience at Soldier Field, the moment Kanye West set himself on fire and the surprise appearance from Kim Kardashian.
DONDA is projected to move over 300,000 first-week units pushing it to a number one debut making it his best performing release since Yeezus in 2013.
The album is out on all streaming services, but not without Kanye's disapproval.
“Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from being on the album,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
Universal offered no comment, but called West’s claim “preposterous.”
Donda features JAY-Z, the Weeknd, Jay Electronica, Young Thug, Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, and Kid Cudi. Released after the third listening party, which featured appearances from Marilyn Manson and DaBaby on “Jail Pt. 2.”
Kanye West shared Donda at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta!
He stood in the middle of a set featuring a bed and played previously shared songs with some updates. Young Thug and Kid Cudi made appearances on a previously shared song, as Donda also included a few new songs, featuring Lil Yachty, Lil Durk, the Weeknd, Jay Electronica and the Lox.
The event ended with his song “No Child Left Behind,” during which West floated hundreds of feet in the air.
Ramping up the anticipation for Donda Kanye West previewed a new song featuring Dr. Dre!
“Glory,” made its debut in a new Beats Studio Buds ad starring Sha’Carri Richardson.
The clip contains a one-minute snippet of the collab and Richardson pulling up to a running track in a Mercedes-Benz before getting in a late-night sprint session.
“Glory” is the first-ever collab between Kanye West and Dr. Dre.
“Ye and Dre Jesus is King Part II coming soon,” Kanye wrote on Twitter.
Kanye West will take over Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium to premiere his long-delayed Donda album, which is set to hit Friday.
Kanye has been living in the stadium until he completes the album.
Kanye has a room where he’s been housing himself and is literally locked in. He has a twin-sized bed, a t.v, and closet space.