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Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ breaks record for second-biggest Spotify debut of all time

The album reportedly earned almost 100 million streams within 24 hours of its release.

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Kanye West’s 10th studio album Donda is already enjoying massive streaming success one day after its surprise release. According to Chart Data, the 27-song LP raked in almost 100 million streams on the Global Spotify Chart on Sunday (Aug. 29), marking the platform’s second-biggest album debut of all time.

On Sunday, Kanye also occupied all Top 10 spots on Spotify’s U.S. Chart, pushing “Stay” by Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI — the previous reigning track — down to No. 11. Almost every Donda song, 25 out of the album’s 27, debuted within the Top 40.

Chart Data also reports that Donda set another record on Apple Music. The LP hit No. 1 on the platform’s U.S. chart and several others on Sunday, going on to reach No. 1 in more countries than ever before.

The only album to earn more Spotify streams within its first 24 hours than Donda is Scorpion, Drake’s 2018 LP. Notably, Drizzy also made history this week. On Monday (Aug. 30), the Toronto-born star became the first artist ever to have five albums remain on the Billboard 200 chart for at least 200 weeks.

As reported by REVOLT, Donda finally arrived on streaming services yesterday. This surprised everyone, as fans were anticipating a clashing Friday (Sept. 3) release for both Donda and Drake’s upcoming album, Certified Lover Boy.

Donda’s unexpected arrival was also a surprise to Kanye West, it appears. In an Instagram post, the 44-year-old accused Universal Music Group of releasing the album without his permission and withholding a song.

“Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from being on the album,” he wrote. However, a track titled “Jail pt 2” is currently included in the album on streaming services.

See Chart Data’s tweet about Donda's historic debut on Twitter below.

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