Monday, April 22, 2024

Kanye’s “Donda” Sales Update: 192K Since Sunday, 350K Predicted Total 1st Week, Almost All Streaming


Kanye West’s “Donda” will land big when the week’s sales are counted up on Friday morning.

Sunday through now sales are at 192K, almost all streaming. Hitsdailydouble is predicting 350,000 total. Only 50,000 of that will be paid downloads. There are no CDs.

If Kanye had released on Friday at midnight he’d had have had two extra days, bringing him closer to 500,000. So we have to factor that in.

Still, these days 350,000 is a huge debut, even if most it is from streaming.

If CDs are released, there will be another wave of sales. If a single catches on, that will help, too. So far the singles are streaming but no one’s downloading them.

On Thursday night, though, “Donda” runs into Drake’s new “Certified Lover Boy” album. Then things get tricky!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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