Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West‘s Donda album is going to most likely become the top album in the country when all the numbers tally up and it’s been out for less than a day.
Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Destined For No. 1
While it’s still premature, reports suggest Ye’s long-awaited studio effort will not face any serious retail competition on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The LP’s actual first-week projections are expected to become public knowledge at the start of the week.
Kanye West’s Donda (G.O.O.D./Def Jam) has arrived, and the 27-track set (clocking in at one hour and 49 minutes) is the favorite for the #1 spot on this week’s chart. The week’s other big release, Halsey’s Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross-produced If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (Capitol), previously appeared a shoo-in for the top spot. Look for first-day projections on Kanye tomorrow. Halsey (Capitol): 95-115k total activity, 70-85k albums Lil Tecca (Galactic/Republic): 30-35k, 1-2k OneRepublic (Mosley/Interscope): 21-24k, 16-19k (HITS Daily Double)
Pusha T Explains Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Meaning
G.O.O.D Music president Pusha T is big hyped about fans finally getting the chance to hear the new Donda album. The hip-hop veteran has stepped up to dish on Kanye West delivering the must-hear LP to the masses and dug into its meaning.
King Push hit up his Instagram page and didn’t hold back on reflecting on the LP’s importance. He also acknowledged how much it meant to help get Ye’s LP out to the masses.
“This is about power, money, influence and taste…nothing more, nothing less. Watching you “joystick the culture” makes us all proud. Continue to do things your way, congrats, and I’m honored to have been a part of the process. #DONDA”
Kanye West’s Donda Drops + It’s Fire
After initial plans to put the LP out in late July, Kanye came through for his day ones over a month later than fans expected. The project is jam-packed with hits and endless collaborations including songs alongside JAY-Z, Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti, The LOX, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Lil Durk, Baby Keem, Don Toliver and Lil Baby.
Producers include Boi-1da, Mike Dean, E.Vax of Ratatat, 88 Keys, Swizz Beatz, Wheezy and Gesaffelstein
Instead of going with a message-driven cinematic-looking cover, Kanye opted for having completely solid black artwork for the project.
Heading into the weekend, reports claimed the project was turned into Def Jam and could reach the masses before Monday.
Despite multiple setbacks, the G.O.O.D Music boss’ LP was destined to arrive any moment.
We’re told that Kanye West has, in fact, delivered the masters for the long-overdue Donda(G.O.O.D./Def Jam). On 8/26 the album’s release date was changed to 9/3. But the next day, Drake announced the same date for his own long-awaited album, Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic). Sources claim that Donda is currently being delivered to DSPs and streaming partners for release either later today or tomorrow morning. Ye delivered the album once before but immediately took it back. (HITS Daily Double)
Ye’s Third ‘Donda’ Party Had All Types Of Craziness
This past Thursday, Kanye put together a third and possibly final album listening event. Along with setting himself on fire, Kanye also put the spotlight on rap’s current ‘villain’ DaBaby.
There was also West’s 40-year-old ex, Kim Kardashian, appearing onstage in a white Balenciaga Couture wedding dress, as the estranged couple re-created their 2014 nuptials during “No Child Left Behind.” And then there were the appearances by two controversial figures in Marilyn Manson and DaBaby. West brought out shock rocker Manson, who earlier this year was dropped by his label — and canceled by the rest of the music industry — after a number of women accused him of physically, mentally and sexually abusing them. (New York Post)