Apple Music to Livestream Premiere of Kanye West's New Album 'Donda' on Thursday

Apple Music on Thursday will host a global livestream for the premiere of Kanye West's tenth studio album, titled "Donda."


The sold-out event will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, and ‌Apple Music‌'s livestream will start at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The livestream was revealed in a Beats Studio Buds ad that aired during the NBA Finals. The ad features U.S. track star Sha'Carri Richardson, who was recently banned from the Tokyo Olympic Games for testing positive for marijuana.

Richardson is seen starting a training session at night to the sound of "No Child Left Behind," one of the tracks on West's upcoming album.

The event was later confirmed by Def Jam Recordings in a tweet. Kanye's "Donda" will be officially released the day after the event, July 23.

This isn't the first time Apple has livestreamed a special event. Most recently, in February, Apple TV+ hosted a live premiere for its exclusive documentary "Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry."

Top Rated Comments

OneZweiThree Avatar
1 week ago

Well, this is going to be a huge waste of time!
You mean like commenting on a post, that clearly doesn't interest you?
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ThunderSkunk Avatar
1 week ago
I just need everyone here to stop for a second and realize that this particular content does not suit my particular personal interests. I feel it is very important that you all think of me and my musical tastes in this trying time.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sydnxt Avatar
1 week ago

No son, you need to learn this is garbage music
We all have different music tastes, no need to pick on somebody for liking something different :)
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Smici Avatar
1 week ago
Is this a good thing? :rolleyes:
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
falkon-engine Avatar
1 week ago
Beautiful. The haters will hate that’s what you all do.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sydnxt Avatar
1 week ago
Super excited for Donda, will be watching this live
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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