Kanye West Earns 10th No. 1 Album With 'DONDA'

Marking the biggest opening week of 2021 so far.

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Kanye West is back on top of the Billboard 200 as DONDA opens this week at No. 1.

According to Billboard, the 27-track project earned a total of 309,000 equivalent album units — just below its initial 350,000 units forecast — with 272,000 streaming equivalent units, 37,000 in album sales and under 1,000 in track equivalent album units. DONDA garnered 357.39 million on-demand streams in its first week, surpassing the previous record set by J. Cole‘s The Off-Season as 2021’s largest streaming week for an album.

Other new debuts on this week’s Billboard 200 are Halsey‘s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, which opens at No. 2 with 98,000 equivalent album units, and Lil Tecca‘s We Love You Tecca 2 at No. 10 with 30,000 equivalent album units.

Elsewhere on the chart, Olivia Rodrigo dips to No. 3, followed by Doja Cat and The Kid LAROI at Nos. 4 and 5. Making up the bottom half of this week’s top 10 are Morgan Wallen, Billie Eilish, Rod Wave and Trippie Redd.

In related news, André 3000 released a statement on the leaked Kanye West track “Life of the Party.”

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