SETS ALL-TIME APPLE MUSIC RECORD FOR #1 PEAKS IN 152 COUNTRIES
Kanye West – “one of pop’s most singular talents,” “among the most influential pop stars of the 21st century” – returns to the top of the album charts in historic fashion again this week.
Released off-cycle on Sunday, August 29th, DONDA is the biggest album debut of 2021, racking up over 520,000 equivalent units globally in its first week of streaming. DONDA has accumulated over 775 Million global streams; over 442 Million at Spotify, and 242 Million at Apple Music worldwide.
DONDA is a global phenomenon, topping the album charts in eleven countries. West returns to #1 in the US, the UK and Australia with his biggest career streaming numbers to date, and sees his first career #1 debuts in France, Italy and Sweden. DONDA set an Apple Music all-time record at #1 in 152 countries.
DONDA was previewed at three historic livestreamed listening events – at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium and Chicago’s Soldier Field – each of which successively broke Apple Music’s global records for livestream audience.