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Kanye West Gets Emotional About 'Losing My Family' During 'Donda' Event

Kanye West's real-life family drama is playing out in a new track off his new album, Donda. During a streaming event at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday night, the 44-year-old rapper dramatically fell to his knees while playing the track "Love Unconditionally," which is about "losing" his family.
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Kanye Arrives Nearly Two Hours Late for ‘Donda’ Listening Party, Then Says Nothing

More than 40,000 people piled into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday night to see Kanye West drop his 10th studio album. After waiting for nearly two hours after the scheduled start time, Kanye finally appeared on the field—then said absolutely nothing as Donda played extremely loudly over the stadium’s speakers for 48 minutes. According to USA Today, Kanye “sometimes paced in a circle, sometimes trotted a few steps,” though The Wall Street Journal noted a few more actions: “For much of the night, Mr. West remained relatively still atop a white tarp in the venue, though he also kneeled at times and danced at others.” Smoke machines were pumping out a haze during the event, leaving West difficult to make out from the nosebleed seats. Some fans ridiculed a snack menu spotted at the stadium that listed sweet and salty kettle corn for $35, kosher beef franks for $40, and chicken tenders for $50. Donda is expected to be released at some point during Friday.
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After bizarre Apple Music Event, Kanye West's 'Donda' is still not streaming

About 42,000 people in the stadium and an unknown number of listeners on Apple Music waited around 110 minutes for West to appear. His album was played after arrival, and West walked around the stage listening to its full 48 minutes. — He didn't perform, didn't speak, and certainly didn't stick around. Once the album finished playing, West simply left.
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Watch Kanye West's 'Donda' Listening Event

Kanye West's Donda listening event is live. The rapper is premiering his 10th studio album, set for release Friday, at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday night (July 22) with a massive listening part. The event is streaming live via Apple Music. Donda is West's first album since his back-to-back 2019...
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Kanye West's 'Donda' listening event: Everything you need to know

(CNN) — Kanye West premiered his 10th studio album, "Donda," during a listening event Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. It was the first original material from the provocative rapper since his Grammy-winning 2019 album "Jesus Is King." Here's what you need to know about the sold out...
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Kanye West to reveal ‘Donda’ album at massive Atlanta event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West knows how to make a splash even with a listening event. West is expected to unveil his 10th studio album, “Donda” during a listening event Thursday night at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. His album was named after his mother, Donda West, who died at the age of 58 following plastic surgery complications in 2007.
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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On July 23

After a year of false starts, teases and endless speculation, Kanye West's new album DONDA is finally here. Or, it at least exists! While the rest of the world continues to wait for the promised release, NPR Music contributor Christina Lee was able to hear the album at a massive listening party held in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We open this week's show with a conversation about what she heard and what fans can expect from DONDA.
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Kim Kardashian Attends Kanye West's 'Donda' Album Event

Kim Kardashian made a surprise appearance Thursday night (July 22) at the album event for her estranged husband Kanye West. Fans posted videos of Kardashian entering the Donda listening event at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the couple's children trailing behind her. Kardashian wore a bright-red jumpsuit and matching red boots with bedazzled heels, which she posted on her Instagram Story ahead of making her entrance. Khloe Kardashian was also in the building, according to videos from the stadium posted to her IG Story.
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Kanye West Teases 10th Album ‘Donda’ in Beats Commercial: Everything We Know So Far

He’s back! Kanye West has been teasing an album called Donda for over one year, but now its arrival is finally imminent. The 44-year-old rapper previewed his 10th LP in a new Beats commercial released on Tuesday, July 20, that features track star Sha’Carri Richardson and a clip of a new song titled “No Child Left Behind.” According to the ad, Donda is due out Friday, July 23, with a listening event happening the night before at 8 p.m. ET.
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Kanye West Announces ‘Donda’ LP Release Date in Ad Aired During NBA Finals Game 6

Kanye West previewed his upcoming Donda album, his first since 2019, as the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns battled it out on the court during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The rapper gave watchers a first taste via the song “No Child Left Behind” which scored a commercial for Beats By Dre, and announced that Donda will arrive on Friday. The ad, which features track superstar Sha’Carri Richardson, follows Monday’s surprise announcement for his Donda listening party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which is slated for Thursday. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET. The listening event continues the grand approach West has taken during recent marquee album rollouts. He famously used a Madison Square Garden fashion show to debut The Life of Pablo in 2016. In 2018, he flew numerous journalists and celebrities to Wyoming for his Ye listening party. Donda is West’s first album since 2019’s Jesus Is Born, a gospel-inspired LP he recorded with his Sunday Service Choir. Last December, he dropped an EP with the Choir, the five-song Emmanuel. It’s unclear if Donda will be another Sunday Service collaboration or a return to hip-hop. West also produced Lil Nas X’s new song “Industry Baby,” which will also be released on Friday.  
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Sha'Carri Richardson Stars In Kanye West's New Album Promo

Kanye West announced his new album, Donda, with a heartfelt ad featuring track-star Sha’Carri Richardson. The quick commercial was produced by Dr. Dre then edited and scored by West, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the video, we see Richardson preparing to run while lyrics from the unreleased Kanye song,...
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Kanye West Returns to Instagram With a Fit Pic

Kanye West made his grand return to Instagram on Tuesday night ahead of the release of his new album, DONDA, leaning into his identity as a fashion influencer by posting a fit pic. The rapper returned to his social media account, which was wiped clean ahead of his latest post,...
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Kanye West beats out Drake with track namedropping Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo In ‘DONDA’

Kanye West just namedropped the 2021 NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in his latest album and everyone is losing their minds. West’s newest studio album called ‘DONDA’ is set to be released on July 23 but fans from all over the globe were able to tune in to a listening party held in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday where Kanye did his thing.
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