Kanye West

They hating, he topping charts

Kanye West has scored his 10th number one album on Billboard 200 chart with Donda joining an elite list of musical artistes with the success of his latest studio album.

This is in spite of all the hate that the delay in the album’s release and the failure to include some artistes on a few of the tracks generated for the legendary rapper, 44, on the social media.

West is now one of only seven musical artistes with at least 10 top charting albums in the 65-year history of the Billboard 200 chart, according to DailyMail.

The Beatles lead the list with a staggering 19 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 during their historic career that began with Meet The Beatles in February, 15, 1964.

Jay-Z has the second spot on the list with 14, followed by Bruce Springsteen and Barbara Streisand, who both have scored 11. Elvis Presley and Eminem round out the list with 10 apiece.   

Madonna, Garth Brooks, The Rolling Stones, Drake, Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift all have nine, which means they’re all one No. 1 album away from joining the illustrious list.

Donda‘s early success since dropping on August 29 also resulted in West joining Eminem for the most consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 with 10 apiece.

The album scored 309,000 equivalent album units earned in the US in the week ending on Thursday, September 2, according to MRC Data. That passed the year’s previous best week set by Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, which kicked off with 295,000 units on the chart dated June 5. 

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