Donda vs CLB: Kanye West scores tenth No 1 album as Drake rules Spotify charts

Kanye West’s 27-track album 'Donda' released on Aug 29, has dethroned Olivia Rodrigo for no 1 spot and Drake's CLB is slowly getting there


                            Donda vs CLB: Kanye West scores tenth No 1 album as Drake rules Spotify charts
Kanye West's 'Donda' (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) marches ahead of Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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All the hype around Kanye West’s 10th studio effort ‘Donda’ finally helped the Grammy-winning rapper in landing his 10th number one album on the Billboard 200 charts. Despite missing out on two days, the rapper’s latest project scored a massive 309K units in sales making the biggest chart debut at number one in 2021. According to Billboard, Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ surpassed this year’s previous biggest debut record set by Olivia Rodrigo’s 'Sour' with 295K units

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West’s 27-track album was released on August 29 only via streamers and digital retailers featured guest verses from DaBaby, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Durk, Marilyn Manson, Roddy Ricch, and The Weeknd among a few others. With West’s latest feat, social media users soon started it comparing it to Drake’s latest album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ aka CLB that was released a week later i.e. September 3. While Drake’s album is already breaking records on the streaming platforms, it will be interesting to see, how much the album scores in sales.
 
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Kanye West attends the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

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Will Drake’s ‘CLB’ break Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ record?

Kanye West scoring his 10th number one album that made him one of the only seven artists with at least 10 number one albums in the 65-year history of the Billboard 200 chart. The Beatles currently sit comfortably at the numero uno position with 19 number one albums. Speaking of the biggest debut, the 44-year-old rapper now ties the record with another hip-hop heavyweight Eminem for the most number-one debuts in a row on the chart. ‘Donda’ was followed by Halsey’s fourth project called ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ with 98,000 equivalent album units. Olivia Rodrigo’s debut effort ‘Sour’ slipped from first to the third position followed by Doja Cat’s ‘’Planet Her’ at the fourth.
 
Speaking of Drake’s ‘CLB’, the album is expected to arrive on the number one spot when the numbers get pulled up next week. However, the 21-track album is already breaking streaming records. Apple Music revealed that Drake’s latest full-length project garnered over 170 million streams within a 24-hour period. It would eventually reach one billion global streams in a week.  And, if this was not enough, ‘CLB’ also wreaked havoc on Spotify after breaking the platform’s record for the most-streamed album in a single day. The album surpassed ‘Scorpion’s 132 million single-day streams, which was a record on the platform at the time.

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‘Drake is  a radio puppet’

Social media users rushed to Twitter as soon as ‘Donda’ landed at the number one position on the album charts. One of Kanye’s loyal fans said, “Drake is a radio puppet. He’s gonna do numbers. But what’ll he be doing when he’s 44? Nobody gonna care unless he finds some creativity.” Whereas, another stated, “Difference is- people still gonna enjoy Donda in a month and beyond.  Everyone already bored with CLB.”
 
While trolling Kanye, the next one added, “He could record an album of his greatest farts and people would buy it.” Meanwhile, another user tweeted, “And next week, Drake’s #CLB will probably be year’s “biggest week for any album.” One individual congratulated Kanye and shared, “THE GOAT CONGRATS YE DONDA BABYYYY!! #1. album is a masterpiece from start to end. Love you ye!” And, one while replying to another user concluded, “3 consecutive most watched live streams in the history of Apple Music and you are gonna use that to say his debut numbers are less impressive? That literally ties in to how massive DONDA is. 5.9 million people watched the last one. That is insane. Get over it he’s massive lol.”
 

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Kanye West speaks on stage at the "Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson" at the on November 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

 


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