Donda album entered its second week. Sales figures for the second week reached 146K. The album, with the contributions of names such as The Weeknd, Baby Keem, Travis Scott, and Lil Durk, continues to be talked about and listened to a lot.
Donda, who is said by Drake fans that it is not as good an album as CLB and does not sell well, is also said by Kanye West fans that the album is definitely better than Drake’s album Certified Lover Boy and that Donda’s sales figures will be much higher than CLB.
As you know, Donda became the second best opening album in Spotify history, with almost 100 million streams in 24 hours. In the first place is Drake, whose album Scorpion has been listened to 180 million times. While the rivalry between the two continues at record levels, we can say that they offer a festive atmosphere for the audience.
Kanye West, who made a charismatic choice by using the solid black color on the album cover, took time out of his many works and released this album, and it is quite natural that his expectations are so high. Honestly, expectations seem to have been met. ‘Donda’ has already reached number one on Billboard. According to the information given by the producer company Def Jam, it reached 180 million streams on the first day.
According to Gq, statistically, Donda album was not liked. As a matter of fact, according to the news of Forbes, Donda became West’s most criticized album, with a total score of 52% from critics, according to the combination of comments from MetaCritic. Perhaps the biggest reason was that expectations were exceeded. But we all know that Kanye has had much better work.
Donda was also criticized for its length. With 27 tracks and nearly two hours of playtime, Ed Power from The Telegraph compared the album to a very long sermon.
In addition, one of the few words to be said about the themes of the album is that Kanye’s internal conflicts are included in the album and his collapse with his divorced wife Kim Kardashian, his relationship with God and his mental states are also featured in this album.
Kanye and His Donda
One of the most crucial emotional moments is in this album. West’s relationship with his mother was very good and he described her as everything. He is commemorating her with his new album 14 years after he lost his mother. In the short song Donda Chant, Kanye West repeats his mother’s name over and over at different tempos.
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