Kanye West, a music producer from the United States, has announced the release of his new album Donda.
According to Hollywood Reporters, the album’s release date was announced during Game 6 of the NBA finals on Tuesday.
The rapper revealed in a Beats by Dre commercial, which aired during Tuesday’s NBA Finals, that his long-awaited follow-up to 2019’s “Jesus is King” drops this Friday.
West scored and edited the ad, which features U.S. track star Sha’Carri Richardson. The commercial also featured a snippet from “No Child Left Behind,” a new song from the album. In the ad, West can be heard singing, “He’s done miracles on me” as Richardson prepares to run.
Richardson, who is serving a one-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana at the US Olympic trials last month, was omitted from the Olympic 4×100 relay team in a contentious decision made earlier this month.
The live-streaming album listening event, however, will take place in Atlanta on July 22, one day before the album’s formal release.
A listening party for the rapper and gospel musician’s new album will be webcast live on Apple Music.
The song was scored and edited by West himself, according to a tweet from the headphone firm.
Richardson also announced on Instagram that a new commercial and song by West will be published tomorrow, ahead of the album’s release.
She wrote, “There will be up and downs in life, but its important to remember to run your own race.
“Love to @beatsbydre and @kanyewest. Thank you for the support. New commercial and new Ye song dropping tomorrow! Donda out on Friday. Let’s go.”
Donda is the name of West’s late mother, who died away in 2007. Pusha T, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, and Baby Keem are said to be among the artists on Donda.
West’s new album is his first full-length release since Jesus is King, which he released in 2019.