Apple Music will solely livestream a particular “sold-out listening occasion” for Kanye West’s tenth album, DONDA, on July 22. The occasion will happen at 8pm Japanese/5pm Pacific, with the album formally launching the next day.
DONDA is West’s first album since 2019’s Jesus is King, which received a Grammy for Greatest Modern Christian Album. It additionally achieved the #1 place on the Rap Album, Gospel Album, and Billboard 200 charts.
Apple’s livestream of the upcoming occasion was introduced in an Apple advert that performed throughout Sport 6 of the NBA Remaining, that includes the track “No Little one Left Behind” from DONDA. It starred U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, sporting the brand new Beats Studio Buds. The spot was edited by West.
Donda, the inspiration for the album title, was the primary title of Kanye’s late mom and former supervisor. Donda West died in 2007 on the age of 58.
Kanye West: Apple fan
Kanye West hasn’t received an in depth historical past with Apple. However what historical past there’s is fairly fascinating (and, sometimes, left subject.)
The 44-year-old rapper is an outspoken fan of Apple. Prior to now, he’s supplied his personal evaluation of Apple’s enterprise, hailed himself as the following Steve Jobs, and talked about his love for ex-Apple designer “Jony Ives” (sic).
He additionally gifted his now former spouse Kim Kardashian Apple inventory one Christmas. West was, himself, gifted an early Apple Watch Version (keep in mind these?) by Apple shortly earlier than the product launched to the general public.
Maybe the most offbeat Apple connection, nevertheless, got here when Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was invited to be among the many first individuals to satisfy Kim and Kanye’s child North West. Based on Woz, the journey was organized by Kim Kardashian as a birthday shock for Kanye.
Kanye West’s earlier 9 albums can be found for listening on Apple Music proper now.