Kanye West’s Chicago ‘Donda’ Event Coming On-Demand to Apple Music

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An edited version of Kanye West’s final livestreamed listening session for his 10th album Donda is expected to go live exclusively on Apple Music Tuesday, multiple sources tell Billboard.

West partnered with Apple Music to host two listening sessions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and another at Soldier Field in Chicago, collectively bringing out well over 100,000 people to hear him complete his latest work. West’s Chicago show set a livestreaming record on Apple Music, with 5.9 million people tuning in to watch the spectacle.

Since the album was released on Sunday, Donda has continued to set records, becoming the first album in Apple Music history to top the charts in over 150 countries.

Donda also became the most streamed album in the U.S. in 2021 on Apple Music in its first 24 hours with over 60 million streams, which helped West land the title for most streamed artist on the service in a day this year. The 27-track album is named after West’s late mother who passed in 2007 at age 58.

The project has also put up significant numbers on Spotify, with Donda pulling in over 94 million streams globally in 24 hours on the service, which is home to 365 million monthly users. (Apple Music last reported having over 60 million users in 2019.)

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