Donda 2 will be Kanye’s 11th solo studio album and while the rapper’s previous 10 solo albums including last year’s Donda all topped the Billboard 200, Donda 2 will not have a fighting chance to do so.
Billboard reported that Donda 2 will not be eligible for charting since it is only available on Ye’s Stem Player.
“[T]he album is being sold with a device that can be used for other means besides the playing of the album. As such, the Stem [Player]/Donda package would fall within Billboard‘s latest merch bundle policy, where albums sold with merchandise are not chart-eligible,” Billboard explained.
However, Ye does not seem to care one bit and says that the Billboard ineligibility is an accomplishment in the long run.
“Big win for the kid We can no longer be counted or judged,” the Grammy-winning rapper wrote on Instagram. “We won we won we won we won We make my own systems We set our own value aaaand yesterdays price is not todays price baaaaabeeeee!!!!!”
Kanye has now uploaded 16 songs to Stem Player off of his Donda 2 album and recently released a visual to “Hurricane” from Donda featuring Lil Baby and The Weeknd.