DONDA is coming for the No. 1 spot.

After much anticipation, Kanye West’s 10th studio album finally arrived Sunday and is already putting up big numbers. According to preliminary estimates from HITS Daily Double, the 27-track set is expected to debut with around 300,000 units in its first week. That would give it the biggest sales week of 2021, outperforming Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album Sour, which opened with 295,000 units.

Since DONDA was released on Sunday, which is typically the lowest streaming day of the week, that number could increase even more.

DONDA is currently No. 1 on Spotify and has topped the Apple Music charts in over 130 countries, the most No. 1 entries in history.

The long-delayed album finally arrived on Sunday, two days after Kanye’s listening event at Chicago’s Soldier Field, featuring appearances from JAY-Z, The Weeknd, Kid Cudi, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Young Thug, Don Toliver, Roddy Ricch, Lil Yachty, and more.

Kanye claimed that his label, Universal Music Group, released the album without his approval and that they tried to stop him from releasing “Jail pt 2” with DaBaby. However, the song was later added to streaming services.

After the album’s release, Chris Brown blasted Ye, calling him a “whole hoe” after he removed him from “New Again.” Soulja Boy also ripped Ye, claiming that he didn’t use his verse on “Remote Control.”

Lil Nas X is capitalizing on the buzz surrounding Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.

Earlier in the day, Drake revealed the Damien Hirst-designed cover art for his long-awaited album featuring 12 pregnant woman emojis in various skin tones and shirt colors.

Lil Nas X decided to have some fun with it. The notorious troll and meme mastermind Photoshopped his own version of the CLB cover featuring 12 pregnant men instead of women. He also took the opportunity to promote his upcoming debut album Montero.

“‘MONTERO’ THE ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 17, 2021,” he captioned the tweet, which had over 85,000 likes.

Nas also retweeted a comment from a fan who noted the artwork’s deeper intention. “Honestly the artistic intent behind this covert art is revolutionary,” said the fan. “This really says a lot about society and the themes of the album before we’ve even heard it.”

The 22-year-old rapper recently became the 10th most streamed artist on Spotify with over 5.4 million monthly listeners. “WOWW THIS IS HISTORY! I LOVE YALL SO MUCH!” Nas tweeted while celebrating the achievement.

Montero arrives Sept. 17 featuring singles including “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow, “Sun Goes Down,” and “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Soulja Boy is mad AF.

After Kanye West reportedly cut his verse from DONDA, the “Crank That” rapper took to Twitter to put him on blast. He shared screenshots from his text exchange with Ye where they discussed a collaboration. Soulja ended up recording a verse for “Remote Control,” but it was nowhere to be found when the album arrived at streaming services on Sunday.

And Soulja was not happy about it, to say the least. In a series of tweets, he ripped Kanye.

“Idk how to feel, Kanye sent me that song ‘remote control’ and I don’t hear my verse on it… hmm fuck that ni**a,” he wrote, while calling him “weird af.”

Soulja decided to take matters into his own hands and leak his “Remote Control” verse. “Here’s my ‘Remote Control’ verse. Fuck Kanye,” he wrote.

He continued to take shots at Mr. West. “That ni**a Kanye so pussy. Lame ass ni**a thought he could be the president sit yo goofy ass down somewhere that’s why Hov don’t fuck u weirdo,” he added. “Go have another rant pussy ass ni**a u need help @kanyewest you ain’t have to call me in the first place who the fuk u think u is ni**a?”

He even threatened to get violent. “On God. You a bitch @kanyewest and if u got a problem with what im saying I’ll knock u out my ni**a,” said Soulja.

Soulja, whose new album Swag 4 drops Friday, also tried to shoot his shot with Kanye’s ex. “Call me @KimKardashian,” he wrote.

According to Soulja, this is not the first time this has happened. Kanye also reportedly removed him from his 2008 song “RoboCop.” “He did this same shit on Robocop when Amber Rose was in the studio years ago,” tweeted Soulja. “I hate working with this dude. He needs help seriously.”

Soulja wasn’t the only one mad at Ye following the release of DONDA. Chis Brown also put him on blast after his vocals were removed from “New Again.” “Kanye a whole hoe,” Brown wrote in a since-deleted IG Story.

CLB is coming.

With just five days until release, Drake has revealed the official cover art for his long-awaited album Certified Lover Boy. The artwork was designed by famed artist Damien Hirst and features 12 pregnant woman emojis in various skin tones and shirt colors, inspired by Hirst’s signature spot paintings.

Drake also confirmed that his sixth studio album will drop Friday, Sept 3. The date was cryptically announced during an ESPN “SportsCenter” broadcast last week, but this is the first time Drake has acknowledged it.

The follow-up to 2018’s Scorpion has been a long time coming. Drake originally said it would arrive in January, but it was pushed after he suffered a knee injury. The project went on to face several delays, with Drake most recently revealing that it would drop by the end of summer.

“Album’s cooked. Looking forward to delivering it to you,” he told fans. “Certified Lover Boy on the way, and that’s for anyone in the way.”

Chris Brown has some words for Kanye West.

Taking to his Instagram Story on Sunday, the R&B superstar blasted his “Waves” collaborator after he was allegedly removed from DONDA.

“Kanye a whole hoe,” Brown wrote in a since-deleted IG Story. In a subsequent post, he added, “Nah he tweakin.”

The message appeared after Chris was seemingly removed from “New Again.” A version of the song with Chris’ vocals was originally released to streaming services on Sunday before it disappeared. The song currently features the Sunday Service Choir, while Chris is credited as a writer.

A source tells The Shade Room that Brown “was a little heated about his verse being removed from one of the songs on the new album.”

The two have collaborated before on “Waves” for Kanye’s 2016 album The Life of Pablo. Back in November, Kanye even gifted Chris with a $120,000 SHERP ATV to congratulate him on “20 years in the game.” “You’ve overcome so many hurdles and obstacles, you deserve the recognition for all the hard work you’ve put in,” Ye wrote in his letter.

Kanye was also on the receiving end of Soulja Boy’s wrath after his verse didn’t appear on “Remote Control.” He shared screenshots of a conversation he had with Ye where they discussed a collaboration.

“That ni**a Kanye weird af,” Soulja tweeted. “F**k that my Kanye west diss song finna drop im tired of sparing this clown ass ni**a.”

While Chris and Soulja Boy didn’t make DONDA, DaBaby is featured on the album. The embattled rapper can be heard on “Jail pt 2,” which was added after Kanye claimed that DaBaby’s manager wouldn’t clear the song (He denied the accusation).

Following DONDA‘s release on Sunday, Kanye also called out his label, Universal Music Group, claiming they released the album without his approval and tried to prevent the release of “Jail pt 2” with DaBaby.

“Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from being on the album,” he wrote on Instagram.


Joe Budden sparked romance rumors with Snoh Aalegra after he posted a photo of them together at the 18th anniversary party for JAY-Z’s 40/40 Club in New York on Saturday (Aug. 28). In the pic, Budden appeared to be leaning in and whispering in the “Lost You” singer’s ear.

He further fueled the dating speculation with his flirty caption. “And lemme tell you another thing about pianos….. (she’s not for play!!),” he wrote.

Social media was abuzz over their rumored relationship. However, Snoh is not catching feels for the host of “The Joe Budden Podcast.” Taking to Twitter, she swiftly shut down the rumors, explaining that there’s nothing happening between the two.

“So I run in to Joe Budden and speak to him for 10 seconds at an event, A pic was taken, and now ppl say we are dating ??????? You guys are actually insane. Get a life!” she tweeted.

Snoh, who dropped her album Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies last month, has previously been romantically linked to Michael B. Jordan, who starred in her 2019 video for “Whoa.”

DONDA is here.

After a chaotic rollout, including a series of delays and listening parties, Kanye West finally released his long-awaited 10th studio album to streaming services on Sunday morning (Aug. 29).

The 27-track set, named after Kanye’s late mother, has gone through several iterations since he played it for fans at his Atlanta listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22. He lived and worked out of the stadium for two weeks before hosting a second DONDA event on Aug. 5.

His third live-streamed listening at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Thursday night included a replica of his childhood home and surprise appearances from DaBaby, Marilyn Mansion, and his estranged wife Kardashian, who appeared on stage in a wedding dress to recreate their 2014 wedding.

In the end, the final DONDA tracklist includes appearances from Kid Cudi, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Young Thug, Don Toliver, Roddy Ricch, Lil Yachty, Baby Keem, Conway the Machine, Westside Gunn, Jay Electronica, Pop Smoke, Ty Dolla $ign, The LOX, and more.

After a years-long fallout, he and JAY-Z reunite on “Jail.” DaBaby also guests on a second version of the song called “Jail pt 2,” which was reportedly held up because his manager wouldn’t clear it. However, DaBaby’s manager has refuted the claim.

Stream DONDA below.

Kanye West’s DONDA was finally released to streaming platforms on Sunday.

At first, the album only featured the JAY-Z version of “Jail” and not DaBaby’s version, which Kanye played during his Chicago listening event.

Kanye shared a text message conversation with his manager Bu Thiam, who claimed that DaBaby’s manager wouldn’t clear “Jail” and that the album would face additional delay unless Kanye removed DaBaby.

When Kanye asked why DaBaby’s manager wouldn’t clear the song, Bu said he didn’t know. But Kanye refused to take DaBaby off DONDA. “I’m not taking my brother off,” he responded before noting DaBaby’s support for him during his bid for president. “he was the only person who said he would vote for me in public.”

However, DaBaby’s manager is adamantly refuting the claim. Taking to Instagram, Arnold Taylor said he never received any communication from Kanye or his team. When he did receive the song, he immediately cleared it.

“This is CAP, I woke up this morning to this social media bullshit,” wrote Taylor. “I never got a call or email from @kanyewest @__bu @johnmonopoly I just received it today and Cleared it in 2 seconds.”

Added Taylor, “Why wouldn’t I want a hit song out when #SCMG is all about the growth and culture of hip hop and my artist!!! To all of the media blogs and outlets don’t believe everything you see in a post, thank you!!!”

Despite the drama, DaBaby ended up making DONDA. After the album was initially released to streaming services, “Jail pt 2” with DaBaby was added, bringing the total to 27 tracks. Kanye brought out DaBaby, along with accused sexual abuser Marilyn Mansion, at his listening party at Chicago’s Soldier Field in the wake of the backlash from his homophobic remarks.

In addition to DaBaby, DONDA features appearances from The Weeknd, Lil Baby, Chris Brown, Lil Durk, Young Thug, Don Toliver, Roddy Ricch, Lil Yachty, Baby Keem, and more.

Over four years since releasing her debut, Sevyn Streeter is readying the follow-up, Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz.

Before it drops next month, she has revealed the cover art and tracklist featuring the previously-released single “Guilty” with Chris Brown and A$AP Ferg.

The 15-track set also features appearances from Jeremih, Lucky Daye, Lavish, and BIA. The R&B songstress teams up with the “Whole Lotta Money” rapper on the sensual “Nasty Girl,” produced by ​​T Street and Charlie Heat.

Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz, which follows Sevyn’s 2017 debut Girl Disrupted, arrives Sept. 17 and is now available for pre-order.

Additionally, Sevyn can be heard on Eric Bellinger’s new single “What About Us.”

Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz Tracklist

1. “End Up”
2. “Fall Back”
3. “Guilty” feat. Chris Brown and A$AP Ferg
4. “Tell It”
5. “Feel a Way”
6. “Nasty Girl” feat. BIA
7. “Wet Dreamz Interlude”
8. “Wet Dreamz”
9. “In Common”
10. “Change My Mind”
11. “Taboo”
12. “Run To”
13. “Feelz”
14. “Forever”
15. “Liquid Courage”

DONDA could be hours away from release.

Kanye West has reportedly turned in the masters for his long-awaited album to streaming services. According to HITS Daily Double, it could arrive at DSPs either later today or tomorrow morning.

Kanye’s manager Bu Thiam seemed to corroborate the report, writing “Delivered” on his Instagram Story.

Ye reportedly delivered the album to DSPs once before but immediately took it back.

The album was supposed to arrive July 23 before being pushed to Aug. 6. Fans believed it would drop following his listening event at Chicago’s Soldier Field last night, where he brought out his wife Kim Kardashian, DaBaby, and Marilyn Manson.

The latest iteration featured appearances from The Weeknd, Lil Baby, Playboi Carti, Don Toliver, Lil Durk, and DaBaby, who replaced JAY-Z on one song.

Earlier today, Drake announced a Sept. 3 release date for his album Certified Lover Boy. Amid their reignited feud, there were reports that Kanye was waiting to drop DONDA at the same time as CLB.