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Kanye West Album ‘Donda’ sets 2021 apple music’s record with 60m first day U.S Streams

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Kanye West and his long-awaited new album “Donda” are already breaking records on Apple Music. The album, which dropped by surprise on Sunday, set a new record by reaching No. 1 on Apple Music’s Top Albums chart in 152 countries in 24 hours. According to Apple, in the album’s first full day of release, “Donda” was streamed over 60 million times in the U.S.

Of the top 20 spots on Apple Music’s Daily Top 100 Global songs chart, 19 were from “Donda,” which boasts an expansive 27 song tracklist. West and “Donda” also broke the 2021 record for being the most-streamed artist and album in one day, and “Donda” became the third most-played album on its first day of release on Apple Music ever.

Spotify announced that “Donda” broke the record for the most-streamed album in a day so far in 2021, beating Olivia Rodrigo.

In anticipation of the album, West hosted three live listening parties, two in Atlanta and one in Chicago. West said Sunday that Universal Music Group released “Donda” against his wishes, but a source at the company told Variety that the accusation was “preposterous.”

West unveiled his 10th studio album, “Donda,” in front of a packed crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. His album was named after his mother, Donda West, who died at the age of 58 following plastic surgery complications in 2007. However, the event invited a lot of controversy after fans noticed that Kanye was joined by both Marilyn Manson and DaBaby onstage at the beginning of the show. While it’s currently unclear why Kanye invited the artists to join him onstage, it’s left fans outraged given the recent allegations against both men. Manson is facing a string of lawsuits from multiple women alleging sexual assault and physical abuse, including his former partner Evan Rachel Wood. Dababy spent the past several weeks facing the earned criticism of fans for some homophobic comments: 

On the list of rappers who didn’t make the cut is Soulja Boy and in light of his absence, the rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday (Aug. 31) to air his grievances with West, even suggesting that he apologize to Taylor Swift for sabotaging her best female video speech at MTV’s Video Music Awards in 2009. When Donda was released Sunday, Soulja alleged he was set to appear on “Remote Control” and publicly shared text messages from Kanye that read, “I love you bro. You’re a genius. Wanna work with you on the new GAP campaign. And my new album.” “Remote Control” which features Young Thug instead of Souja Boy.

A Kenyan born rapper, KayCyy Pluto has achieved the American dream after he featured on ‘Donda’ on track 16 titled ‘keep the spirit alive’ alongside West Gunn and Conway the machine.

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