Kanye West premiered his new album Donda last night, July 22, at an event broadcast live from Atlanta. Scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern, West stepped out in Mercedes-Benz Stadium as music started playing at 9:50 p.m. Eastern. The album, which is scheduled to officially release today, features a new collaboration with JAY-Z — their first together since they both appeared on Drake’s 2016 song "Pop Style."
Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and more also appear on the album. The event, which streamed live on Apple Music, has now ended. After the show, the City of Atlanta reportedly proclaimed July 22 Kanye West Day.
Fans are still awaiting Donda's arrival on streaming platforms, and Kanye — in his typical manner — has kept quiet about its release. Who knows whether the long-awaited work will actually arrive today. In the meantime, check out these clips from last night's event to hold you over, and stay tuned for updates.