Kanye West’s Donda is scheduled to drop on August 6

Kanye West’s Donda is scheduled to drop on August 6
We’ll see!

By Jordan Darville

July 26, 2021

Kanye West. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

 

Kanye West has moved the release date for his tenth studio album Donda to August 6, according to a Pitchfork report. A representative for West confirmed the date in an email to The FADER.

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The original release date for Donda was last Friday, July 23. To celebrate, West hosted a listening event at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on the evening of July 22, but the album did not subsequently appear. Music played during the event featured guest appearances from Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and JAY-Z. Viewers also caught the full version of “No Child Left Behind,” a song that was previewed in a Beats ad starring Sha’Carri Richardson.

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No one will fault you if you’re skeptical that Kanye will actually release Donda next month. In September 2018, West announced an album called Yandhi only to shelve it indefinitely a few months later. A year after releasing Jesus Is King, he shared the song “Wash Us In The Blood” featuring Travis Scott from an album titled God’s Country; that project hasn’t materialized, either.

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How to watch Kanye West’s Donda livestream event

How to watch Kanye West’s Donda livestream event
All the details on how to watch Kanye West’s album listening party, beginning at 8pm ET.

By Shaad D'Souza

July 22, 2021

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After a year of delays, Kanye West is finally set to release his long-awaited tenth album Donda tonight, at midnight eastern time Friday July 23. First set for release in July 2020, the album was announced for a July 2021 release earlier this month, with media personalities expressing the fact that they’d heard the album in full. Pusha T all-but-confirmed the record would drop at midnight on the 23rd when he announced that a Donda listening event would take place at 8pm ET July 23 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Finally, earlier this week, fans were treated with a taste of good music, in the form of a Beats ad featuring Sha’Carri Richardson set to a new song titled “No Child Left Behind”, which also detailed a livestream event occuring on Apple Music at the same time as the Atlanta listening event.

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Fans looking to watch the livestream can watch the whole thing go down from 8pm ET (5pm PT) on Apple Music’s dedicated Donda listening event page.

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Kanye West shares snippet of new song, confirms Donda is out Friday

Kanye West shares snippet of new song, confirms Donda is out Friday
“No Child Left Behind” is set to appear on the new Kanye West album, arriving Friday.

By Shaad D'Souza

July 20, 2021

Kanye West’s new song “No Child Left Behind” is the soundtrack to a new Beats ad featuring athlete Sha’Carri Richardson, the fastest woman in America and sixth fastest woman of all time. Per Pitchfork, the song will appear on West’s forthcoming record Donda, which was set to arrive this time last year but never materialised. All signs point to the record dropping this Friday: an album listening event is scheduled for Thursday night at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which, per the Beats ad, will be live-streamed on Apple Music from 8pm ET that night. As is often the case with Kanye album rollouts, the genuine possibility of Donda’s release is legitimised by the presence of a streaming partner; until now, the only person who had claimed to have actually heard the record was Revolt TV personality RespectfullyJustin. Watch the Beats ad featuring “No Child Left Behind” above.

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