KANYE West’s DONDA event broke the Apple Music record with 5.4million views.
The impressive accomplishment comes after fans expressed their fury over the delayed album and “boring” show.
Last Thursday, Kanye gave fans a sneak peak into his upcoming tenth studio album DONDA by throwing a huge listening party in Atlanta.
According to Billboard, the 44-year-old rapper’s listening part on August 5 set a new livestream record on Apple Music.
The livestream- which could only exclusively be watched on Apple Music- garnered 5.4 million viewers.
While 6.1 million people watched the 2020 Primetime Emmys last September, the impressive turnout for the DONDA listening session has solidified itself as one of the most-watched livestream events to take place in the past year.
Additionally, the livestream- which was the second DONDA listening event- amassed nearly $7million in revenue due to in-person purchases made at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Despite the event’s large turnout, fans have continued to express their anger over the album’s delayed release.
Listeners were left frustrated to find that the new LP was still not out by Friday, with many rushing to Twitter to express their anger at the latest delay.
One raged: "Why is Kanye doing this to me? How many times is he going to delay this album."
A second fumed: "I'm f**king tired of Kanye, where's the album bro?"
A third Twitter user shared a brief clip of Kanye suspended on wires in the air during his livestream, writing: "Don't listen to Kanye but this dude is f**king floating instead of dropping the album. Wtf this bro doing?"
DONDA was initially due to be released on July 24, 2020, though Kanye missed the deadline and has pushed back the release date multiple times.
Also during the livestream, Kanye made headlines when he became emotional while begging his ex Kim Kardashian – who was in the audience – to "come back."
Some of the emotional lyrics in the song Love, Unconditionally included "Never abandon your family," "I'm losing my family" and "She’s screaming at me, ‘Daddy, how could you leave?'"
At one point during the performance, Kanye got on his knees as he sang: “I’m losing all my family, darling come back to me."
The performance marked the second time Kanye has performed the emotional song, which he debuted at the DONDA launch event in July.
Kim filed for divorce from Kanye back in February after six years of marriage.
Despite their split, she has made an active effort to remain in the rapper's life as she attended both of the rapper’s album listening events.
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