[Update: Aug. 09] Spotify Donda release time: here’s what we know so far

New updates are added at the bottom of this story …

The original story (published July 23, 2021) follows:

Kanye West had a relatively quiet 2021 on the music front. This was further assuaged by the pandemic which has resulted in time and again delays in the release of her studio album – Donda.

The rapper had confirmed the news of his arrival earlier this week alongside an Apple commercial featuring the new single “No Child Left Behind”. Through this album, he pays tribute to his mother, Donda West.

And today, a listening event took place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, attended by approximately 42,000 fans who paid between $ 20 and $ 100 per ticket.

Kim Kardashian, who filed for Kanye’s divorce in February, was also in attendance.

The event was also broadcast via Apple Music’s live stream and a dedicated listening event page.

Did you miss everything? Don’t worry, Spotify has come to the rescue! While Donda’s release has indeed been confirmed on Spotify, a definitive release date has yet to be provided, so you might have to wait a bit.

There is a lot of buzz on the social media created by the fans eagerly awaiting the album’s release on Spotify. Some go so far as to constantly update the music streaming application in advance.


Yes, friends, we understand that you are excited! But we’re also confident that a Spotify release will come with an announcement. When that happens we’ll update this article, so stay tuned.

Nonetheless, it’s great to see that fans who couldn’t secure tickets or enjoy the Donda stream will also be able to listen to it soon through Spotify.

Cover of the album “Donda”

FYI, the album is composed of 11 tracks, the first being “Donda” (of course), followed by 10 other bangers. The names of each have been listed below.

“From a distance”
“Day light”
“No child left behind”
“New again”
“I know God blew on it”
“You are going to be OK”
“Come to life”


Kanye’s latest album, Jesus Is King, was his ninth studio album and was released in October 2019, via Good Music and distributed by Def Jam Recordings.

The album followed a spiritual and Christian theme, with West describing it as “an expression of the gospel.”

Update 1 (July 24)

While fans wait, it is now coming out that Kanye has pushed forward The release of Donda on August 06. The information was shared by The Respectfully Show host Justin’s official Twitter account, and here’s what they shared:


Moreover, fans are curious not only about Spotify but also about Apple Music as album was not also published on this platform.

Update 2 (July 26)

As for developments on the subject, former Apple Music curator Dylan Farella recently shared on Twitter:

#DONDA has been in production all day. I finish mixing now. See you soon at DSP. Should fall before midnight. Worth the wait.
The source

They too noted:

Remember the album is about Kanye’s time and Kanye’s time alone. Unless this is your first deployment, you know anything can happen.
The source

While what they said earlier gave fans some hope, later Dylan added:

Nothing is ever confirmed. Not today. Not on August 6 either.
The source

This means that information about the August 06 release should be taken with a pinch of salt, as things could change at the last minute.

Update 3 (August 06)

Kanye West’s live event for Donda has ended. It was diffusion on Apple Music but the album has not yet been uploaded to the platform. Spotify subscribers, on the other hand, are still out of luck.

Update 4 (August 07)

The strapped! The Hip-Hop / Rap News Twitter account shared a screenshot highlighting that the new iTunes placeholder date for Donda is August 15.

Of course, this does not guarantee that the album will be released on the date mentioned. Additionally, there is still no official word for the album’s availability on Spotify.

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Update 5 (Aug 08)

A new report sheds light on the reality of the situation where fans were baffled that the album was still unfinished. Many have started posting memes due to the unexpected delay. Kanye has yet to share an official release date for Donda.

Update 6 (August 9)

Apple Music has now listed Donda but the album is not available to stream and the list notes August 13 as the big day when the long-awaited album will be released. However, some other sites suggest August 15th.

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