Kanye West’s new album, Donda has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the tenth time he’ll have an album top the list.
With this feat, Kanye now equals Eminem’s record (10) in the biggest week for any album release this year as it has also surpassed Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’
Billboard reported that Kanye’s Donda album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after moving 309,000 equivalent album units in its first week of which 37,000 of that total came from pure album sales.
The album marks the biggest first-week sales total of the year, with Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour album moving 295,000 equivalent album units when it was first released three months ago.
Kanye has become one of only seven artists in chart history to release 10 chart-topping albums (alongside the Beatles, JAY-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Eminem, and Elvis Presley). Donda also gave him the largest streaming week for an album in 2021, surpassing J. Cole’s The Off-Season.
The album success comes after his sold out Donda live listening sessions and sold out GAP-Adidas merchandise .
Kanye, one of the most influential figures in pop culture for at least 15 years has features from JAY-Z, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, The Weeknd, Don Toliver on the album.