News 6 August 2021

#NewMusicFriday: Nas, Tinashe, Ty Segall and more out now!

Could this be the week we see Kanye West's DONDA?

#NewMusicFriday: Nas, Tinashe, Ty Segall and more out now!

After many months of delays and rumoured releases, twenty two-time Grammy Award-winner Kanye West looks set to release his tenth studio album DONDA this week. It's the follow-up to the influential American rapper/producer's 2019 gospel album Jesus Is King (#1 Nov ‘19), which was his third #1 album on the ARIA Charts. Named after Kanye's late mother Donda West, the album is rumoured to include a huge range of collaborations with artists such as Lil Baby, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Playboi Carti and Travis Scott

American singer-songwriter/producer Tinashe releases her fifth studio album 333. Two years after her 2019 release Songs For You, it features two singles ‘Pasadena’ and ‘Bouncin’.

Rapper Nas releases the sequel to 2020’s Grammy-winning King’s Disease, titled King's Disease II. The hip hop legend’s fourteenth studio album features appearances from Lauryn Hill, Eminem and YG

Australian-American electronic punk band Liars release their tenth album, The Apple Drop. It’s the follow-up to Titles with the Word Fountain from 2018. 2021 marks 20 years since the first Liars album, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top.

American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Ty Segall released his thirteenth studio album Harmonizer with no prior notice on 3 August. The follow-up to 2019’s First Taste is Segall's first solo album in two years. It’s currently only available as a digital release.

Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA releases his fifth solo album RZA vs Bobby Digital. Over a decade has passed since RZA released 2008’s Digi Snacks. He returned with the first single from the album ‘Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater' with production from DJ Scratch.

Canadian rapper Drake is rumoured to be dropping their latest album, Certified Lover Boy, this week. The follow-up to Scorpion (#1 Jul ‘18) was first slated to be released in January of this year. The lead single from the album ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ (#3 Aug. ‘20), featuring American rapper Lil Durk, was released a year ago.

Come back next Friday to see which of these titles make it onto the ARIA Charts. Check out all of the latest charts.