billboard even thinks that the third listening event in Chicago yesterday brings the total to more than 12.5 million dollars (10.6 million euros).
West was due to release his tenth album, named after his mother, in late July. He booked a stadium in Atlanta for a release party, but afterwards he announced that he still wanted to tinker with the record. On August 5, he gave a second listening party in the stadium, which was also not followed by an album. Yesterday there was another release party for Donda, now in Chicago, after which the new music will really come out, according to the rapper’s manager.
Although the 80,000 visitors of the first two listening events all bought a ticket, the merchandise sold during those concerts is the gold mine, states Vice. After deducting the production costs and the fifteen percent that his manager withholds from his income, the rapper would still have $3.3 million (2.8 million euros) left on the shirts, sweaters and other goods sold during the concerts.
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