Kanye West ‘Donda 2’ Not Eligible For Billboard Charts
Kanye West‘s newest album Donda 2 is not eligible for the Billboard Charts. According to Fader, the album was released on Ye’s $200 Stem Player and the Stem Player is being characterized as merchandise, which means the album cannot be added to its charts for now.
The device — which isolates songs into different musical elements, is packaged with the new album but the machine “can be used for other means besides the playing of the album,” which is the reasoning Billboard used to percent Donda 2 from a chart debut.
No word on if the album will ever be available on streaming devices.