Kanye West’s album with Buju and Shenseea on Time 2021’s Top 10 list
Time magazine ranked “Donda,” Kanye West’s 10th studio album, and a release that features Jamaican artists Buju Banton and Shenseea, as number 7 of the top 10 albums of 2021. Time noted that in the post-COVID- lockdown of 2021, Kanye West has managed to bring back large crowds to the in-person presence of big stadium shows with his epic work.
Thanks to a change in the rules governing the Grammy Awards, Shenseea, 25, was nominated for the voice she performed on West’s album, which was nominated in the Album of the Year and Best Album categories. of rap. Shenseea’s songs are “OK OK Part 2,” which reached number 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, and “Pure Souls,” which reached number 52 on the chart. Jamaican reggae / dancehall artist Buju Banton also received a Grammy nomination for the song “Believe What I Say”, which appears on “Donda”. These are the first Grammy nominations for Shenseea.
West is often a polarizing figure, but Time notes that focusing on controversies alone would miss the thrills provided by “Donda,” his tenth studio album. “Donda” is released after a series of evenings of listening and shows the artist thinking about his father and mother; the album is named in his honor. The 27 tracks of “Donda” also touch on her upcoming divorce and her family, and while Kanye fans hate the work for its length and the issues with its release, listeners will appreciate the album for its inclusion of many. talented guest artists. . In addition to Shenseea and Buju Banton, the album features artists from Weeknd to Jay Electronica.
Time’s picks for the top 10 albums of 2021 include at number 1, “Promises” by Pharoah Sanders, Floating Points and The London Symphony Orchestra; Number 2 is “Vince Staples” from Vince Staples; Number 3 “To hell with” by PinkPantheress; Number 4 “Blue Weekend” by Wolf Alice; Summer Walker’s Number 5 “Still Over It”; Issue 6 “The Marfa Tapes” by Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall; Number 8 “The Hands of Time” by Weedie Braimah; Number 9. Navy Blue’s “Navy’s Reprise”; and number 10 “Heaux Tales” by Jazmine Sullivan.