Earlier this week, Kanye West‘s DONDA 2 album has been ruled ineligible for Billboard charts.
Due to the fact that his album is exclusively available on the Stem Player, the album has violated Billboard’s merchandise bundle policy. The policy deems albums sold with merchandise to be ineligible for its charts. Ye originally premiered DONDA 2 at a na event in Miami on February 22. The next day, he dropped four of the songs on his Stem Player website, with 12 other songs made available the next day.
Last year’s DONDA album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, competing with Drake’s Certified Lover Boy. At the time of its release, the album was the biggest release of 2021. It tied with Eminem’s record for most No. 1 debuts in a row on the album charts. After hearing that DONDA 2 was no longer eligible, Ye took to Instagram to share his opinon. The rapper did not appear too torn up about the situation and instead saw it as a win. He wrote, “Big win for the kid We can no longer be counted or judged 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!!!!!”
Take a look at the post below.