Kanye West on iPhoneSource: iMore

What you need to know

  • Apple Music broke its streaming record with that crazy Kanye stream last week.
  • A new report says Kanye almost doubled the previous record.

Apple Music's live stream of that weird Kanye West Donda situation last week seems to have broken a record — and it wasn't for the latest starting event ever. According to a new report, 3.3 million people watched the live stream of the event.

If accurate, that number eclipses the previous record of 1.8 million people — a record that was gained by Gucci Mane and Jeezy. Or so TMZ reports at least.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Ye's album event this past week at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta broke the Apple Music Global Livestream record ... with 3.3 million viewers who tuned in on their screens.

That's a heck of a lot more than the previous record, we're told, which was set by Gucci Mane and Jeezy in their highly-anticipated Verzuz battle earlier last year -- at a reported 1.8 million viewers. Kanye practically doubled the number as a solo act!

The Donda event was a weird one from minute one, with Kanye turning up late and then the album being a no-show once the stream came to an end. It's now said to be coming on August 6 though, so we at least have some hope that it is coming.

It isn't expected that the new album will be an Apple Music exclusive, but the live stream of the full set list was. That stream isn't available for people to watch on-demand either, so people who weren't one of those 3.3 million watching live are now out of luck.

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