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Kanye West announces February release for ‘Donda 2’

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After receiving four Grammy nominations for his latest album, Donda, including Album of The Year, Kanye West is ready to drop Donda 2.

Ye announced Thursday that he is releasing the followup next month.

“DONDA2 COMING 2 22 22 EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FUTURE,” West revealed on Instagram with a picture of his Chicago childhood home on fire, referencing a scene from his Donda stadium listening event last summer at Soldier Field in his Chicago hometown

Donda is named after Ye’s late mother, Donda West, who passed away in 2007. She was 58.

In addition to Album of the Year, Donda earned three more Grammy nominations: Best Rap Album, Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Hurricane” featuring The Weeknd and Lil Baby, and Best Rap Song for “Jail” featuring Jay-Z. West also received an Album of the Year nomination for Lil Nas X‘s Montero. Yeezy was recognized for his contribution as a co-producer on the triple-platinum hit “Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow. 

On November 14, the 22-time Grammy winner dropped the deluxe version of Donda featuring five new songs.

The new project includes three brand-new tracks — “Never Abandon Your Family,” “Up From the Ashes,” and the André 3000 assisted “Life of the Party” — in addition to “Keep My Spirit Alive pt 2,” featuring KayCyy, Conway the Machine and Westside Gunn, and “Remote Control pt 2” with Kid Cudi and Young Thug.

The original Donda was released in August 2021, and like Kanye’s previous nine studio albums, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. The only artists with more number one albums are The Beatles with 19, followed by Jay-Z with 14, and Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen, each with 11. Eminem is tied with West with ten chart-topping albums.

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