Kanye West acquires 10th Number One album with ‘DONDA’
Kanye West’s most recent album ‘DONDA’ has arrived at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, denoting his 10th Number One to date.
The rapper released his long-awaited album toward the end of last month (August 29), which incorporates collaborations from Marilyn Manson, DaBaby, Playboi Carti, The Weeknd and Lil Baby, among others. As Billboard reports, the record moved 309,000 identical album units in the week finishing September 2.
The new achievement makes West one of just seven artists with at least ten Number One albums in the 65-year history of the Billboard 200 chart, alongside The Beatles, Jay-Z, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley and Eminem.
Ye’s accomplishment likewise ties him again with Eminem for most Number One debuts in a row on the chart, after the last’s most recent album, ‘Music To Be Murdered By’, bested the list early last year.
NME gave ‘DONDA’ a three-star review upon its release, writing “nobody needs all 27 of these tracks, but dig deep into its contents and you’ll find enough gems to make his 10th album worth your time”.
“The rapper’s tenth album follows an odyssey of delays and bizarre not-quite-release parties, the result merely punctuated with moments of brilliance.”
Following its appearance, West claimed his name’s parent organization, Universal Music Group, released ‘DONDA’ without his approval in a since-deleted Instagram post.