Kanye Omari West (; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, businessman, fashion designer, and 2020 United States presidential candidate.Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West gained recognition as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for several popular artists. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album, The College Dropout (2004), to critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went onto experiment with a variety of musical genres on subsequent acclaimed albums, including Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). Drawing inspiration from maximalism and minimalism respectively, his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and sixth album Yeezus (2013) were also released to critical and commercial successes. West also diversified musical styles on The Life of Pablo (2016) and Ye (2018), and explored Christian music on Jesus Is King (2019). After a series of delays, West's highly anticipated tenth album, Donda, was released in 2021. West's discography also includes the full-length collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) with Jay-Z and Kids See Ghosts (2018) with Kid Cudi.

West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant media coverage. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings—his audacious comments on the music and fashion industries, U.S. politics, race, and slavery have been generally polarized. His Christian faith, as well as his marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian, have also been sources of media attention. West is frequently lauded as one of hip hop's greatest artists, with his music being recognized as some of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed in the industry. As a fashion designer, he has collaborated with Nike, Louis Vuitton, The The Gap, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the Yeezy collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. In 2020, he launched an independent presidential campaign that primarily advocated for consistent life ethic. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA.

West is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with more than 160 million records sold worldwide. He has won a total of 22 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time, and second most awarded rapper. Among his other awards are the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Six of his albums were included on Rolling Stone's 2020 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list; the same publication named him one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. West is the tied holder for the most albums (four) topping the annual Pazz & Jop critic poll, a distinction he shares with Bob Dylan. To date, West has the 5th most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100, amassing 133 chart entries. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.

Donda

Donda

August 29, 2021

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Wash Us In The Blood

Wash Us In The Blood

June 30, 2020

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JESUS IS KING

JESUS IS KING

October 25, 2019

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I Love It [(Freaky Girl) Edit]

I Love It [(Freaky Girl) Edit]

September 30, 2018

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I Love It

I Love It

September 7, 2018

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XTCY

XTCY

August 30, 2018

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KIDS SEE GHOSTS

KIDS SEE GHOSTS

June 8, 2018

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ye

ye

June 1, 2018

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Lift Yourself

Lift Yourself

April 29, 2018

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Ye vs. the People (starring TI as the People)

Ye vs. the People (starring TI as the People)

April 28, 2018

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The Life Of Pablo

The Life Of Pablo

June 10, 2016

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All Day

All Day

April 1, 2015

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FourFiveSeconds

FourFiveSeconds

January 24, 2015

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Only One

Only One

January 8, 2015

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Yeezus

Yeezus

June 18, 2013

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New God Flow

New God Flow

January 1, 2012

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Mercy

Mercy

January 1, 2012

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Cold

Cold

January 1, 2012

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Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer

Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer

January 1, 2012

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Watch The Throne

Watch The Throne

August 8, 2011

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Watch The Throne (Deluxe)

Watch The Throne (Deluxe)

August 8, 2011

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My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

November 22, 2010

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Christmas In Harlem

Christmas In Harlem

January 1, 2010

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Alors On Danse

Alors On Danse

January 1, 2010

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Runaway (Edited Version)

Runaway (Edited Version)

January 1, 2010

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Runaway (Explicit Version)

Runaway (Explicit Version)

January 1, 2010

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Graduation

Graduation

January 1, 2010

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Paranoid

Paranoid

January 1, 2009

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808s & Heartbreak

808s & Heartbreak

November 24, 2008

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Homecoming (Germany Version)

Homecoming (Germany Version)

January 1, 2008

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Homecoming (Germany 2-track eSingle)

Homecoming (Germany 2-track eSingle)

January 1, 2008

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Flashing Lights

Flashing Lights

January 1, 2008

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Love Lockdown (Essential 5 EP)

Love Lockdown (Essential 5 EP)

January 1, 2008

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Graduation (French Limited Version)

Graduation (French Limited Version)

September 11, 2007

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Graduation (Exclusive Edition)

Graduation (Exclusive Edition)

September 11, 2007

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Stronger (Remixes)

Stronger (Remixes)

January 1, 2007

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Kanye West Vodafone Mixtape (feat. snippets of Stronger, Champion, Good Life, Cann't Tell Me Nothing, I Wonder)

Kanye West Vodafone Mixtape (feat. snippets of Stronger, Champion, Good Life, Cann't Tell Me Nothing, I Wonder)

January 1, 2007

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Stronger

Stronger

January 1, 2007

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Good Life

Good Life

January 1, 2007

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Touch The Sky

Touch The Sky

January 1, 2006

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Impossible

Impossible

January 1, 2006

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Late Orchestration

Late Orchestration

January 1, 2006

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Late Registration

Late Registration

August 30, 2005

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Heard 'Em Say

Heard 'Em Say

January 1, 2005

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Gold Digger

Gold Digger

January 1, 2005

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Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix

Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix

January 1, 2005

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Diamonds from Sierra Leone Remix ft Jay.z

Diamonds from Sierra Leone Remix ft Jay.z

January 1, 2005

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The New Workout Plan

The New Workout Plan

January 1, 2005

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The College Dropout

The College Dropout

February 10, 2004

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Selfish

Selfish

January 1, 2004

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We Don't Care (Live Version)

We Don't Care (Live Version)

January 1, 2004

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The New Workout Plan (Live Version)

The New Workout Plan (Live Version)

January 1, 2004

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Spaceships (Live Version)

Spaceships (Live Version)

January 1, 2004

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Jesus Walks (Live Version)

Jesus Walks (Live Version)

January 1, 2004

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Jesus Walks

Jesus Walks

January 1, 2004

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All Falls Down (Live From The House of Blues)

All Falls Down (Live From The House of Blues)

January 1, 2004

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All Falls Down

All Falls Down

January 1, 2004

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Through The Wire

Through The Wire

January 1, 2003

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September 17, 2021

Kanye West flies through the clouds in music video for ’24’

Taken from his recent album 'DONDA' The post Kanye West flies through the clouds in music video for ’24’ appeared first on NME.

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September 17, 2021

Kanye West Floats Through the Sky in Affirming New ’24’ Video

Latest Donda visual features footage from his Atlanta listening event

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September 16, 2021

Kanye West Honors Late Mom in Heartfelt ’24’ Music Video: Watch

Kanye West has followed up his 10th studio album Donda with the release of an all-new music video for his track "24" that honors his late mom.

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September 16, 2021

Kanye West Shares New Video for “24”: Watch

The Donda track gets a Nick Knight-directed visual where he floats above the clouds

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September 15, 2021

Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Features Piano Interlude From New York Sixth Grader Named Zen

The Kaufman Music Center revealed this week that one of its sixth grade students, pianist Zen Micheline Hung, is featured on 'Come to Life,' from Kanye West's 'Donda' album.

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September 14, 2021

Kanye West Made Artists Wear Donda Merch During Album Sessions

Donda timing. Continue reading…

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September 14, 2021

Todd Rundgren says he was “frustrated” working with “dilettante” Kanye West on ‘DONDA’

He also criticised West for rush-releasing the album The post Todd Rundgren says he was “frustrated” working with “dilettante” Kanye West on ‘DONDA’ appeared first on NME.

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September 14, 2021

Drake Shatters Kanye West’s Short-Lived Artists 500 Chart Record

Rapper pulled in 793.8 million song streams following the release of Certified Lover Boy

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September 14, 2021

Todd Rundgren Says He Was Frustrated Collabing With ‘Dilettante’ Kanye

Musician says 88-Keys brought him into Kanye West's orbit, but the rapper's creative process was too much for him

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September 13, 2021

Chance The Rapper compares Kanye West to Michelangelo

He thinks Ye's work compares with high art The post Chance The Rapper compares Kanye West to Michelangelo appeared first on NME.

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September 12, 2021

Kanye West to Make Surprise Performance at 2021 MTV VMAs - Report

Get your popcorn ready. Continue reading…

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September 12, 2021

Swizz Beatz says Kanye West was down to battle Drake in a ‘VERZUZ’ episode

Beatz also commented on a diss that Drake directed at him on ‘Certified Lover Boy’ The post Swizz Beatz says Kanye West was down to battle Drake in a ‘VERZUZ’ episode appeared first on NME.

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September 10, 2021

Cardi B & Offset, BTS, Kanye West, Kings of Leon & More of the Week’s Biggest Winners (Sept. 10)

From Cardi B and Offset welcoming their second child to BTS having the song of the summer with "Butter," take a look at the "awards" Billboard gave this week's headlines.

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September 9, 2021

Kanye West’s ‘Hurricane’ Lands at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Kanye West bags his eighth No. 1 and, as a producer, locks down the entire top five. Plus, Donda cuts floods the top 10 to tie Drake's record from 2018.

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September 9, 2021

T-Pain Claims Kanye West Advised Him to Nix a ‘Corny’ Lyric, Then Used It on His Own Album

In a recent Twitch session, T-Pain revealed that he once shared a line with Kanye West and was shut down, only to hear it surface on 'Ye's next album.

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September 9, 2021

T-Pain accuses Kanye West of stealing his lyrics for ‘Dark Fantasy’

Apparently West called the line "corny" before using it himself The post T-Pain accuses Kanye West of stealing his lyrics for ‘Dark Fantasy’ appeared first on NME.

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September 8, 2021

Master P on Drake and Kanye West beef: “I think it’s the people around them”

The music mogul thinks the pair needs better people in their corners The post Master P on Drake and Kanye West beef: “I think it’s the people around them” appeared first on NME.

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September 8, 2021

Kanye West Leads Both Hot 100 Songwriters & Producers Charts for First Time Thanks to ‘Donda’

Kanye West rules Billboard's Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts for the first time, thanks to 23 credits on the latest Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 11), all via his new LP Donda. West is credited as both a co-songwriter and co-producer on every track on the set.

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September 8, 2021

Five Burning Questions: Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Debuts At No. 1 With 2021’s Best First-Week Numbers

Why was West's 'Donda' promotional campaign so successful? And can he keep putting up these numbers forever? Billboard staffers answer these questions and more.

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September 8, 2021

Kanye West Returns to No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart Thanks to ‘Donda’ Debut

Kanye West vaults from No. 67 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 11), reigning as the top musical act in the U.S. for a third total week, thanks to his new LP Donda.

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September 8, 2021

Rick Ross Says He Was ‘Just Smilin’ About the Latest Kanye West & Drake Beef

Rick Ross Zoom'd into 'The Breakfast Club' on Wednesday morning (Sept. 8) to talk about his new book and the ongoing Kanye West and Drake feud.

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September 8, 2021

Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ outstreamed Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ in just three days

'Certified Lover Boy' saw 430 million streams in the US last weekend The post Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ outstreamed Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ in just three days appeared first on NME.

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September 8, 2021

Kanye West Sets New Records on Artists 500 Chart

Rapper drew in 410.8 million song streams following the arrival of Donda

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September 8, 2021

Drake’s Certified Lover Boy Album Out-Streams Kanye West’s Donda

CLB surpassed Donda in streams already? Continue reading…

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September 8, 2021

Kanye West allegedly told ‘DONDA’ engineer to “go find God” after firing him via text

The engineer was seemingly two hours late to a studio session The post Kanye West allegedly told ‘DONDA’ engineer to “go find God” after firing him via text appeared first on NME.

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September 8, 2021

Mike Dean explains how Kanye West adjusted ‘DONDA’ after each listening party

"It was gruelling, lots of hours, lots of changes. It came out great though" The post Mike Dean explains how Kanye West adjusted ‘DONDA’ after each listening party appeared first on NME.

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September 7, 2021

Master P on Drake & Kanye West Feud: ‘It’s a Lot of Snakes in the World, So You Gotta Watch Out’

Master P has officially chimed in to the Drake and Kanye West feud discourse.

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September 7, 2021

Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Makes Historic Start on Billboard’s Christian & Gospel Charts

As the set launches at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums & Top Gospel Albums, West claims the top 23 spots on Hot Christian Songs & Hot Gospel Songs.

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September 7, 2021

Kanye West Hits No. 1 on Streaming Songs for First Time Since 2018

For the first time since 2018, Kanye West is back at No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart.

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September 7, 2021

Five Reasons Why Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Was Able to Score the Year’s Best First-Week Numbers

No advance singles? No obvious pop songs? No Friday or Saturday numbers? No matter: Kanye West's 'Donda' debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, with 309,000 equivalent album units moved.

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September 7, 2021

Diddy Shows Love to Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ & Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’: ‘You Guys Are True Kings’

Diddy isn't taking sides in the Kanye West vs. Drake feud after both rappers respectively dropped their highly anticipated albums 'Donda' and 'Certified Lover Boy.'

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September 7, 2021

T-Pain Claims Kanye West Told Pain His Bar Was Corny

T-Pain accuses Kanye of stealing rhymes. Continue reading…

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September 7, 2021

RS Charts: Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Earns Biggest Debut of 2021

Halsey lands at Number Two with If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

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September 7, 2021

Is Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ the Longest No. 1 Album of the 21st Century?

Kanye West scores his 10th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with 'Donda,' and easily the longest of his 10. But is it the longest No. 1 on the chart this century?

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September 7, 2021

Kanye West Lands 23 Songs From ‘Donda’ on Billboard Hot 100, With Two in Top 10

In another highlight of his massive week on Billboard's charts (dated Sept. 11), Kanye West charts 23 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, all of which are debuts from his new album Donda.

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September 7, 2021

RS Charts: Kanye West’s ‘Hurricane’ Storms to Number One as ‘Donda’ Dominates

West's new songs accounted for half the Top Ten on the latest chart

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September 7, 2021

BTS’ ‘Butter’ Rebounds for 10th Week Atop Billboard Hot 100, Kanye West, Walker Hayes Hit Top 10

BTS' "Butter" resurges to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a 10th total week at the summit, following the release of its new Megan Thee Stallion remix.

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September 7, 2021

Diddy praises both Kanye West and Drake despite pair’s beef

"Both of you guys are so special and necessary" The post Diddy praises both Kanye West and Drake despite pair’s beef appeared first on NME.

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September 6, 2021

Kanye West earns tenth Number One album with ‘DONDA’

The rapper is tied once more with Eminem for most Number One debuts in a row on the Billboard 200 albums chart The post Kanye West earns tenth Number One album with ‘DONDA’ appeared first on NME.

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September 6, 2021

Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Debuts at No. 1 In U.K.

"Donda" snags 20,000 chart sales, with 91% of the total from streaming equivalent sales, and the remainder from downloads, according to the OCC.

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September 5, 2021

Kanye West’s Donda Debuts at No. 1 in Biggest Week for Any Album in 2021

With his 10th chart-topping album, West once again ties Eminem for the most No. 1 debuts in a row

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September 5, 2021

Kanye West Lands 10th No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Donda’

Kanye West lands his 10th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as 'Donda' debuts atop the list with the year’s biggest week for any album: 309,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 2, according to MRC Data.

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September 5, 2021

Chris Brown Shares His Unreleased Verse for Kanye West’s ‘Donda’

Chris Brown has released the verse that he claims Kanye West dropped from "New Again" off Donda.

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September 5, 2021

Chris Brown shares his missing verse from Kanye West’s ‘New Again’

The singer shared the unreleased verse after last week calling Kanye "a whole hoe" The post Chris Brown shares his missing verse from Kanye West’s ‘New Again’ appeared first on NME.

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September 5, 2021

Consequence takes aim at Drake on new diss song ‘Party Time’

The rapper has stepped into Kanye West's beef with Drizzy The post Consequence takes aim at Drake on new diss song ‘Party Time’ appeared first on NME.

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September 5, 2021

André 3000 issues statement after his Kanye West collaboration is leaked by Drake

The OutKast rapper also responded to Drizzy and Ye’s ongoing beef The post André 3000 issues statement after his Kanye West collaboration is leaked by Drake appeared first on NME.

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September 4, 2021

Andre 3000 Releases Statement on Unreleased Kanye West Song “Life of the Party”

“It’s unfortunate that it was released in this way and two artists that I love are going back and forth,” he wrote

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September 4, 2021

Andre 3000 Says Kanye West Collab ‘Life of the Party’ ‘Didn’t Have’ Drake Diss When He Wrote His Verse

Andre 3000 has responded to the 'unfortunate' leak of his Kanye West collaboration, 'Life of the Party,' the 'Donda' outtake that seems to take shots at Drake.

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September 4, 2021

Andre 3000 Responds to Kanye West's Drake Diss Track Leaking

Read the statement in full here. Continue reading…

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September 4, 2021

Drake Plays Unreleased Kanye West Song, Which Disses Drake, on SiriusXM

Kanye uses the André 3000–featuring track “Life of the Party” to air some grievances

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