Kanye’s “Donda” Sales Update: 192K Since Sunday, 350K Predicted Total 1st Week, Almost All Streaming

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Kanye West’s “Donda” will land big when the week’s sales are counted up on Friday morning.

Sunday through now sales are at 192K, almost all streaming. Hitsdailydouble is predicting 350,000 total. Only 50,000 of that will be paid downloads. There are no CDs.

If Kanye had released on Friday at midnight he’d had have had two extra days, bringing him closer to 500,000. So we have to factor that in.

Still, these days 350,000 is a huge debut, even if most it is from streaming.

If CDs are released, there will be another wave of sales. If a single catches on, that will help, too. So far the singles are streaming but no one’s downloading them.

On Thursday night, though, “Donda” runs into Drake’s new “Certified Lover Boy” album. Then things get tricky!



Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive,” a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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