Kanye West’s second ‘DONDA’ event was Apple Music’s most-watched livestream ever

The rapper and producer's new album has still yet to arrive

Kanye West‘s second ‘DONDA’ listening event last week was reportedly Apple Music’s biggest-ever livestream.

The rapper and producer held the second event last Thursday (August 5) to preview his upcoming new album, which has still yet to emerge.

West also livestreamed from a dressing room at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta ahead of the show, with fans able to watch him recording, exercising and sleeping for a number of hours.

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According to Billboard, the livestream of West’s second listening event attracted 5.4 million viewers on Apple Music, which set a new record for the streaming service.

That figure is up on the 3.3 million people who tuned in to watch West’s first listening event at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, which broke the existing livestream record at the time.

Billboard also cite sources who claim that West made $7 million (£5 million) from in-person merch sales during the second ‘DONDA’ event.

West has yet to announce a new release date for ‘DONDA’, though Apple Music currently lists the arrival date as being tomorrow (August 13).

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It was rumoured earlier this week that West and his team were moving to another stadium to finish work on ‘DONDA’, although his collaborator KayCyy – who sparked the rumours on Monday (August 9) with the tweet “we moving to another stadium” – subsequently claimed that his Twitter account was hacked.

“You hackers gotta stop,” KayCyy wrote. “4 of my tweets were hacks … I will not be on Twitter anymore for the rest of the week.

“‘We moving to another stadium’ is a cap [a lie],” he clarified.

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