Kanye West has been trending for over a month now, due to his 10th studio album, “Donda.” It was delayed three times, despite having three listening events for it. After the final one, on August 26, in his hometown of Chicago, it was finally released, three days later.
Kanye delivered 27 tracks on Donda, which included star-studded collabs with Travis Scott, The Weeknd, DaBaby, Lil Durk, The Lox, and more. It was expected to be Ye’s 10th straight number one album in total, and that is officially the case.
According to Chart Data, Donda is number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It sold 309,000 units in its first week, with 37,000 being in pure sales. 357.39 million on-demand streams were also accumulated.
Halsey’s “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” album debuted at number two, with 98,000 units. The third spot is occupied by Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR,” with 74,000 units.
With Donda, Kanye now becomes the first artist in this century, to debut 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart. This is also the biggest first week sales debut, for an album by any artist, on the Billboard 200, this year. Ye also tied Eminem, for having the most consecutive number one albums in Billboard 200 history.