Despite the fact that his latest full length didn’t even have a full seven days to win sales and streams, Kanye West’s Donda Easily debut at # 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, returning rappers to the most competitive album ranking summit in the United States
Donda It opens on the Billboard 200 No. 1 and shifts 309,000 worth of units. That total includes an astonishing 272,000 streaming equivalent units consisting of 37,000 actual purchases and 357 million views on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.West’s new set now defeats Olivia Rodrigo and holds the record for the album’s biggest debut in 2021. sourReached the top of the total in May, with nearly 300,000 copies shifted.
West has now sent 10 solo albums to the top of the Billboard 200. Donda Mark the 10th release of his milestone to conquer the list.He and JAY-Z also launched a joint project See the throne In the first place, it was officially credited to a duo called The Throne, of which only two rappers were members.West’s own album Late Registration, Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Yeezus, The Life of Pablo, Ye When Jesus is the king Everyone ran the show in turn.
In addition to his total of 11 No. 1 albums, West has appeared on the Billboard 200’s Top 10 along with three other albums, only one of which is credited exclusively to him.His debut full length College dropout Stalled at number two, as both were Kids Sea Ghost, With a collaborative collection with Kid Cudi (as a duo of Kids Sea Ghost) Cruel summer, West record label Good Music compilation / album hybrid.
Donda It was released on Sunday, August 29th, not Friday, when the tracking week begins. The rapper’s manager had promised a set on August 27th, but he came out late because he wasn’t ready. Donda The rapper was busy completing the song between live events where so many people played tracks for tens of thousands of fans, so there were several different release dates throughout the long production process. Many went back and forth without music.
West defeated singer-songwriter Halsey to the Billboard 200 throne, preventing him from taking second place in the rankings. Halsey unveiled a new set in late June, but the fact that hip-hop musicians kept pushing his latest work forced him to compete with stars for the best space in Tally. rice field.Halsey’s If you can’t have love, you want power Starting from 2nd place, 98,000 worth of units have been shifted. This would have been enough to make it No. 1 if there was a big one out of the way.
Many, if not all, songs may be featured Donda You will find the way to Hot 100 in short order. West could win at least one, if not the top ten hits on the chart, based solely on incredible streaming activity.