Kanye West Reportedly Has The Biggest Album Debut Of 2021 With ‘Donda’
Written by Rika C on September 8, 2021
The last few months have been a whirlwind for Kanye West and his devoted fans, as the anticipation surrounding his 10th album ‘Donda’ reached incredible heights due to the multiple delays, endless listening events, and speculation about included features—but all of that has paid off in a big way courtesy of his recent sales figures.
According to @Billboard, Kanye West officially has the number one album in the country with ‘Donda,’ selling 327,000 copies in its first week. These numbers also mean that Kanye has the biggest debut of the year, topping the previous leader, Olivia Rodrigo, who sold 295,000 back in June. However, that’s not the only record that Ye broke, as hitting number one now means that he’s the first artist this century to have 10 albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200. In terms of streaming, Kanye’s numbers are also record-breaking. ‘Donda’ accumulated over 775 million global streams, with 442 Million from Spotify and 242 Million from Apple Music worldwide. The album also set the record for hitting number one in 152 countries worldwide, while his live-streaming events broke records with each release.