Donda surpassed J. Cole’s The Off-Season which had 325 million streams.
Kanye West’s 2019 Gospel-inspired album, Jesus Is King, opened at #1 with 264,000 album-equivalent units. 2018’s Ye also landed at #1 on the Billboard 200. Ye moved just 208,000 first-week units.
The commercial success of Donda helped Kanye West climb up the list of most #1 albums in Billboard history. With his tenth No. 1 on his résumé, West is now tied with Eminem for second-most Number Ones for a Hip Hop artist.