Kanye’s Listening Party For ‘Donda’ Album Reportedly Sets New Live Stream Record For Apple

Kanye West’s Listening Party For ‘Donda’ Album Reportedly Sets New Live Stream Record For Apple

Kanye West Upcoming album ‘Donda’ hasn’t even been released yet and it has already broken a record! According to reports, Kanye West’s packed listening party for his latest musical project broke the Apple Music Global Livestream record. Reportedly, 3.3 million fans tuned in on their personal screens to watch the listening party that took place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on July 22.

The previous record holders were rappers Gucci Mane and Jeezy for their highly-anticipated Verzuz battle that took place last year. They had a reported 1.8 million viewers.

Jeezy, Gucci Mane

As previously reported, last Thursday Kanye held a massive listening party for his upcoming album ‘Donda’ in Atlanta, Ga. During the event, The rapper wore a full face mask, a puffer jacket that seems to be the red version of the coat he designed for GAP, paired with a red top and pants to match.

Kanye reportedly became emotional as he premiered the song ‘Love Unconditionally,’ which is featured on the album, and about ‘losing’ his family. The 44-year-old appeared to be crying while he fell to his knees as the track played.

The lyrics to the yet-to-be-released song said,

“I’m losing my family / I’m losing my family / I’m losing my family.”

It also reportedly featured audio of the rapper’s late mother Donda West saying

“’No matter what you never abandon your family.”

Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West and kids North, Chicago, Psalm, and Saint

Initially, reports claimed that Kanye had plans to drop the album at midnight following the listening party. However, according to new reports, Kanye is living in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium as he makes a few finishing touches to the project. The release date for the album is now allegedly August 6.

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel