Kanye West’s Donda debuts at No. 1 in the greatest week for any album in 2021
- September 6, 2021
Kanye West’s Donda has appeared at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the greatest week for any album released this year (outperforming Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour), Billboard reports. The album arrived at the top of the charts with 309,000 comparable album units.
With Donda, Kanye has indeed tied Eminem for the record of generally No. 1 introductions in succession on the album’s chart. Eminem broke the tie in mid-2020 with Music to Be Murdered By. The two specialists have just missed No. 1 once—with their particular introduction albums.
West has become one of just seven artists in chart history to release 10 chart-besting albums (close by the Beatles, JAY-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Eminem, and Elvis Presley). It was additionally the biggest streaming week for an album in 2021, outperforming J. Cole’s The Off-Season. Halsey’s new album appeared at No. 2.
The album showed up on the morning of Sunday, August 29 after three listening occasions and various postponements, giving the album just five days of chart activity in its first week. However Donda was set for release on September 3, West said his mark gave the record last week without his approval—an Instagram post he’s since deleted. He released a video for the album track “Come to Life,” using footage from the third Donda listening event at Soldier Field in Chicago. A Donda stem player was made accessible for audience members to create their own remixes.