Kanye West’s new album Donda 2 is not going to seem on any Billboard charts, Billboard studies. West has been promoting the album solely through his Stem Participant, so it violates Billboard’s merchandise bundle coverage, which deems ineligible albums which are bought with merchandise. Pitchfork has reached out to Kanye West’s representatives for remark and extra data.
West premiered Donda 2 at a Miami occasion on February 22. The subsequent day, he shared 4 songs from the document on his Stem Participant web site. And, on February 24, he made out there 12 extra songs, billing the 16 complete tracks as V2.22.22 Miami.
Final yr, West’s Donda debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, transferring 309,000 equal album models in its first week. On the time, it was the most important week for any album launch of 2021. The achievement additionally tied West with Eminem for the the document of most No. 1 debuts in a row on the albums chart. As well as, West grew to become one in all solely seven artists in chart historical past to launch 10 chart-topping albums
Discover “5 Takeaways from Kanye West’s Donda” on the Pitch.