Kanye West 10th Studio Album Timeline of Events: Updates, Snippets, and More

Kanye West once again delays the release of a new album.

Here you’ll find ongoing updates on the album as well as daily tweets and more headlining news during the ‘DONDA’ era:
 
7/27: According to long-time Kanye West collaborator, Consequence, Kanye wants to release his new album around the same time Drake releases ‘Certified Lover Boy’
6/18: Kanye West hosts a ‘DONDA’ listening party in Las Vegas and officially kicks off the new era 
 
Updates here: CTRL — Kanye West To Finally Release DONDA

6/14: Kanye West is recording his new album in Honolulu, Hawaii, the same place where he recorded 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'
 
5/14: Kanye West, Future, and Travis Scott on set of what it appears to be a new music video:
 

(5/9): Kanye West shares ‘Dear Donda’ EP:
 
(2/1): Kanye West Faces "$30 Million In Damages" For Sunday Service:

Page Six reports that Kanye West is facing two class-action lawsuits and up to $30 million in damages as he failed to pay nearly 1,000 performers and staff for his Sunday Service shows. This includes his shows at Coachella and his Hollywood Bowl opera, ‘Nebuchadnezzar’.

 
(1/25): Lil Baby talks working with Kanye West:

"It’s not a regular thing that a lot of people get. A lot of people never get that opportunity or would die for that opportunity. And the fact that I wasn’t even pressing for that opportunity and I got it – I think I respected [that] more.”

On the music: "he had some songs that I started to lead on”. He added: “I didn’t actually see [West] work on music too much… but I saw him working more in a different form – working on his clothing line and his shoes. That’s even more inspiring than the music.” (Via)

(1/23): DONDA Documentary Surfaces: Watch
 
(11/18): Kanye West was seen on set filming a new music video directed by Hype Williams. It will feature Lil Baby:
 

(11/13): Kanye West officially releases “Nah Nah Nah” remix with DaBaby and 2 Chainz:
 
 
(11/6): Charlamagne Tha God reports that Kanye West wanted to release Donda on November 3rd:

(Time mark: 54:36)
(11/4): Kanye West cancels a scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
”On Wednesday, the day after the election, we’ll be joined in studio by maybe the next president of the United States, Kanye West will be with us,” Kimmel told viewers, before turning to look off screen. “Oh he canceled? OK, Kanye West has canceled moments ago...”So he will not be here, but I’ll be here. Can I cancel too?” The host laughing as he joked, “We’ll try to get one of the other presidents to come in.”
(11/3): Kanye West watches the Election 2020 results live and accepts defeat:
(10/29): Kanye West shares “Nah Nah Nah” remix with DaBaby and 2 Chainz
 
(10/18): Kanye West teases a collaboration with DaBaby
 
(10/16): Kanye will be premiering his new single “Nah Nah Nah”:
 
(10/13) : Kanye West shares new song “NAH NAH NAH”. Listen:
 
(10/12): Kanye West shares his official presidential campaign ad:

 
(10/8): Kanye West launches presidential campaign merch:

(9/26): Kanye West shares a snippet of a new song “Believe What I Say”:
 
(9/23): Kanye West promises to give GOOD Music artists back 50% of their masters.
 
(9/18): Kanye West announces “Use This Gospel” remix featuring Eminem.
 
(9/18): Kanye West returns to Twitter, and once again, creates a frenzy. This time he lends a helping hand to Taylor Swift and says he loves Drake.

(9/16): Kanye West has since been restricted from tweeting by Twitter. #FreeKanye trends.

 
(9/16): Kanye West destroys his GRAMMY award. 

 
(9/16): Kanye West shares new album track title.

(9/16): Hit-Boy, co-producer of notable hits including Watch The Throne’s “In Paris”, as well as GOOD Music’s “Clique”, calls out Kanye West and mentions that Kanye refused to work with him after he worked with Beyoncé.
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I haven’t been a fan of Kanye on a personal/ human level since he told me face to face he stopped picking my beats because I worked with Beyoncé. this is after I produced niggas in paris , clique, and a myriad of other songs / projects for him and his label GOOD Music in the 2 years I was signed with them. This tweet is something I can agree with though. @umpg has held me in what the last 3 lawyers Ive hired have referred to as the “worst publishing contact they’ve ever seen” since I was 19 years old. Im 33 now and have multiple Grammys, produced a lot of your favorite artists biggest songs on top of turning in over 450+ records since I first signed and @umpg still doesnt have it in them to simply be fair. If they’re doing this to me with all I’ve accomplished through hard work I can only imagine the kids who don’t have big placements/ proper guidance. If I have to be the one to get blackballed for telling the truth and trying to set the next generation free then so be it. Btw I produced 10+ joints on the CURRENT number one album in the country D2. @umpg @polowdadon @jodyagerson @iamwalterjones and the company who’s helping me on the management side @rocnation let’s fix this. Slave deals are still very real /rampant in 2020. @universalmusicgroup

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Update (9/16): Kanye West tweets a cryptic video calling out major media corporations. The clip features mugshots of some famous faces including Prince, Jay Z, Eminem, and more.
 
(9/15): Kanye tweets “it’s go time”:

 
(9/14) Kanye West says he’s not releasing any music until he’s out of his contract:

 

 

Update (7/24): Kanye West shooting a music video. 
TMZ has obtained footage of Kanye West shooting what appears to be a music video on his ranch in Wyoming. No word yet on the official release of the new album, but check out the footage below. 

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