Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Sets 2021 Apple Music Record With 60M First-Day U.S. Streams
After multiple delays, West released the 27-track Donda on Sunday, following a Thursday night listening event held at at Soldier Field in Chicago that was livestreamed on Apple Music.
That event was preceded by two livestreamed listening sessions at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which collectively brought out 80,000 fans to hear the project named after West’s late mother who died in 2007 at age 58.
On Spotify, Donda garnered over 94 million streams globally, good enough for second place all-time for the streaming service which boasts 365 million monthly users. (Apple Music said it had over 60 million monthly users back in June 2019 but hasn’t released an updated figure since then.)