Kanye West announces February release for 'Donda 2'

The upcoming album is produced by Future, West revealed.

January 28, 2022, 10:30 AM

After receiving multiple Grammy nominations for his latest album, "Donda," including album of the year, Kanye West is ready to drop "Donda 2."

West announced Thursday that he is releasing the follow-up in February.

"DONDA2 COMING 2 22 22 EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FUTURE," West revealed on Instagram with a picture of what appears to be his Chicago childhood home on fire, referencing a scene from his "Donda" stadium listening event last summer at Soldier Field in his Chicago hometown.

"Donda" is named after West's late mother, Donda West, who died in 2007 at 58.

In addition to album of the year, "Donda" earned three more Grammy nominations: best rap album, best melodic rap performance for “Hurricane” featuring The Weeknd and Lil Baby, and best rap song for “Jail” featuring Jay-Z.

On Nov. 14, the 22-time Grammy winner dropped the deluxe version of "Donda" featuring five new songs.

The new project includes three new tracks : "Never Abandon Your Family," "Up From the Ashes," and the André 3000-assisted "Life of the Party" -- in addition to "Keep My Spirit Alive pt 2," featuring KayCyy, Conway the Machine and Westside Gunn, and "Remote Control pt 2" with Kid Cudi and Young Thug.

The original "Donda" was released in August 2021, and as with West's past nine studio albums, it debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. The only artists with more No. 1 albums are the Beatles with 19, followed by Jay-Z with 14, and Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen, each with 11. Eminem is tied with West with ten chart-topping albums.

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