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    January 10th, 2020:

    In studio with Rae Sremmurd, CyHi, Kacyy Pluto, Ant Clemons, Bu and more, first mention of new album.


    January 12th, 2020:

    While freestyling as part of a Sunday Service performance in Burbank California, Kanye says "we got 3 more albums"

    instagram.com/p/B7PvQRbDHy1


    February 22nd, 2020:

    808 Melo's snapchat reveals a snippet of Kanye rapping over a drill beat


    February 27th, 2020:

    Kanye and Pusha T are spotted at Ye's Calabasas office:


    March 8th, 2020:

    Kanye links up with Griselda in Wyoming. He plays them new music.


    March 2020:

    It is revealed that due to COVID-19, Kanye had to push back plans to work on his album. He was supposed to meet with 88-Keys in Japan and Pusha T in Cabo.


    March 25th, 2020:

    In his interview with the Wall Street Journal, Kanye reveals plans to work on new album in Mexico in the Spring.


    April 3rd, 2020:

    Westside Gunn in an interview with Elliot Wilson confirms he and Ye are about to be working. Also reveals that he's heard Kanye's new album and gives it praise.


    April 15th, 2020:

    Kanye reveals in an interview with GQ that he's deep into recording from sessions in Mexico:

    • West's music managers were "having beats sent to the engineer"
    • "Various versions of new songs from a playlist of 54 tracks"
    • "Other songs are mellow and sweet, with singing and soulful samples."
    • "As with Jesus Is King, all of the songs, regardless of their sonic quality, are worship songs—Christian rap, if you will—of an altogether unprecedented sort."


    May 21st, 2020

    In an IG Live with Michèle Lamy, Cinematographer Arthur Jafa reveals he's been working on a new Kanye music video and says it may come out next week. He also reveals the album's title, "God's Country".


    May 27th, 2020:

    Victory Boyd reveals she is writing in Wyoming and mentions her lyrics will be a protest to the police brutality in Minnesota.


    June 5th, 2020:

    Demo snippet of "Wash Us in the Blood" surfaces online.
    Nico Ballesteros shares a sample of "Wash Us in the Blood" on Instagram accompanied by visuals of Wyoming.

    instagram.com/p/CBAD0FDnSp9


    June 26th, 2020:

    Kanye announces the #WESTDAYEVER. Officially confirms the "Wash Us in the Blood" music video directed by Arthur Jafa.


    June 31st, 2020:

    Kanye releases "Wash Us in the Blood" featuring Travis Scott.
    kanyewest.lnk.to/WUITB


  • Jun 12

    July 12th, 2020:

    Kanye tweets out a snippet of a new song "DONDA" on his mother's birthday. The tweet has since been deleted.


    July 18th, 2020:

    Kanye tweets and deletes a tracklist for his new album "DONDA" with a release date of July 24th. In the following days multiple variations of the tracklist are tweeted.


    July 20th, 2020:

    In a call with Charlamagne tha God, Kanye confirms "DONDA" will be dropping on July 24th.


    July 24th, 2020:

    "DONDA" does not drop on July 24th.


    July 26th, 2020:

    Kanye tweets out the album cover for "DONDA" (pictured in OP)


    August 13th, 2020:

    In a Tweet with the caption "JAMES TURRELL AMPHITHEATER SKETCH" Kanye shares a potential graphic for God's Country, as well as a tracklist showing a new track titled Eternal Life


    August 15th, 2020:

    Kanye sets up shop in Atlanta, multiple artists are seen coming in and out of the warehouse, leading to rampant speculation.


    August 16th, 2020:

    Sunday Service returns after a long hiatus due to COVID-19. New songs from his forthcoming album are played over the next few weeks.


    August 30th, 2020:

    An image for a new Kanye West x Hype Williams film titled "ANGELZ" leaks online

    Also, information about a song called "Hurricanes" comes to light. A guest appearances by Lil Baby as well as an already filmed music video are confirmed by leaked pictures.


    September 17th, 2020:

    Kanye attempts to release a song, "This Is The Glory" on Twitter for free and pisses on a Grammy as part of ongoing war with the music industry.


    September 19th, 2020:

    Kanye is pictured with Saint JHN, Buju Banton and former manager Biggs in Jamaica


    September 26th, 2020:

    While in Haiti, Kanye tweets out a snippet of a new song "Believe What I Say" which samples Lauryn Hill's "Doo-Wop (That Thing)"


    October 14th, 2020:

    Kanye tweets a snippet for a new song called "Nah Nah Nah"


  • Jun 12

    October 16th, 2020:

    "Nah Nah Nah" is officially released


    October 21st, 2020:

    Kanye is seen DJing at the birthday party of his wife, Kim Kardashian. A snippet for a song called "Tell The Vision" surfaces from the party.


    October 25th, 2020:

    Kanye appears on the Joe Rogan Experience. The 3 hour interview covers a wide variety of topics.


    November 13th, 2020:

    "Nah Nah Nah" remix featuring DaBaby and 2 Chainz is released.


    January 23rd, 2021:

    A Dame Dash produced documentary chronicling the making of DONDA leaks online.


    February 19th, 2021:

    Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West, reported by TMZ and other media outlets.


    March 14th, 2021:

    "Jesus is King" wins the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, earning Kanye his 22nd Grammy.


    April 26th, 2021:

    Kanye attends the funeral of DMX and the Sunday Service Choir performs. He's seen wearing a mask over his face.


    May 15th, 2021:

    Future posts an image on his Instagram of himself with Kanye and Travis Scott all wearing masks, possible music video filmed.


    May 30th, 2021:

    Nico Ballesteros posts a picture of Kanye and Playboi Carti on Instagram. It's the same studio Kanye was previously pictured in with Travis Scott and Future. Bari reposts the image of Kanye with the caption, "The Come Back is Real".


  • Jun 21
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    June 8th, 2021:

    Under a video posted on Instagram of the YZY GAP Round Jacket, Kanye West's manager Bu comments, "WestDayEver. Album OTW!"


    June 21st, 2021:

    @law_degree on Instagram posts a series of photos/videos of R&D for a presumably new Kanye West music video: instagram.com/p/CQZPI-CNlaB


    July 17th, 2021:

    Consequence posts a video of Kanye and Tyler, the Creator to Instagram containing a snippet of new music as well as a whiteboard tracklist, it's immediately deleted and then reposted without sound: instagram.com/p/CRbmkYhp1fh

    DONDA
    REMOTE
    DAYLIGHT
    ???
    HURRICANE
    NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
    NEW AGAIN
    I KNOW GOD BREATHED ON THIS
    24 YOU'RE GONNA BE OK
    COME TO LIFE

    Additionally, "A private album launch party" is scheduled for July 18th, 2021:

    streamable.com/0v4hxk (ChurchLV pastor confirms album event and confirms second album event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.)


    July 18th, 2021:

    Kanye holds a listening session for his album Donda in Las Vegas. At the event it is announced that two commercials featuring Kanye music will be debuting during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Kanye doesn't speak at the event, just plays music. Another listening party is scheduled for July 22nd, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.


    Mike Dean announces he is mixing the album.

  • Jul 24
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    July 20th, 2021

    A Beats commercial debuts during Game 6 of the NBA Finals containing a snippet of the song, "No Child Left Behind". It confirms the DONDA release date of July 23rd and a livestream on Apple Music the night before.

    Kanye returns to Instagram:

    instagram.com/p/CRkbvD4JRiv


    July 21st, 2021:

    Kanye is confirmed to take center stage at Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday, July 25th.

    Kanye posts a new whiteboard tracklist to Instagram

    instagram.com/p/CRmv7ass6RG


    July 22nd, 2021:

    Kanye holds his DONDA listening party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia,


    July 23rd, 2021:

    DONDA does not drop on its intended release date.


    July 24th, 2021:

    Justin Laboy announces on Twitter that Kanye is pushing DONDA back two weeks to August 6th, 2021:


    July 26th, 2021:

    Rolling Stone confirms the August 6th release date: "Donda was initially believed to be scheduled for a July 23rd release to immediately follow Thursday night’s listening event. Rolling Stone has confirmed reports that the new release date is set to be August 6th.*" rollingstone.com/music/music-news/kanye-west-donda-album-1202235


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