Donald Glover attends GQ's Global Creativity Awards.
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Is Childish Gambino Dropping New Music? He May or May Not Be Working on His Fifth Studio Album!

Donald Glover has teased new Childish Gambino music and fans are hoping he's dropping his fifth album in 2024. Here's what we know about the release!


Jan. 4 2024, Published 5:40 p.m. ET

Four years after the release of 3.15.20, Donald Glover – also known as Childish Gambino – is gearing up to release new music. TMZ caught up with the entertainer in December of 2023, and he revealed that he would be dropping a new project “soon.”

Since the release of his fourth studio album, Donald has spent more time focusing on his film and television projects.

In addition to appearing in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake, Donald served as the executive producer for the hit show Swarm. He is also set to star in the reimagined Mr. & Mrs. Smith series on Amazon Prime, which premieres in February 2024.

But Gambino fans want Donald back in the studio. News of a fifth album sparked a frenzy online as fans of the musician prepared for another groundbreaking addition to his discography.

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Donald Glover attends the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton.
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Is Childish Gambino dropping a new album in 2024?

Donald has not explicitly announced when the new Gambino album will be released, but it could come sooner than expected.

During a conversation with Laverne Cox at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, Donald revealed that he had been secretly working on new music for some time.

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“I’m making music right now,” he said. “I love it. I’m in the studio, I’ve been bringing people in, like secret people, like working on little things. But I’m just making it for fun right now.”

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Donald Glover is seen in SoHo on December 21, 2023.

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He also shut down retirement rumors despite previously claiming he would step away from music.

In a 2017 interview with HuffPost, Donald suggested that he would only release three albums under the Gambino persona as he thought that would be a fitting way to conclude his music journey.

“There’s nothing worse than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘Again?'” he said. Thankfully, he changed his mind, and fans can expect a new album soon.

No word yet on which of his fellow artists Donald will tap for the new project, but the possibilities are endless. He previously worked with Chance the Rapper, Jhené Aiko, Lil Wayne, and Latto.

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Here's how the internet reacted to the upcoming Childish Gambino album.

Amid news that Donald would be dropping a new Gambino album, fans of the musician took to social media to share their thoughts.

While most people applauded the news, others suggested that Donald may just be teasing his fans. “Bro capping. 10 years later and I’m still waiting on the collab tape with chance,” one fan tweeted.

Another wrote: “Soon doesn’t mean soon anymore.” Despite the concerns of some, netizens were overwhelmingly excited to hear that Donald was releasing new music.

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Donald Glover attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Donald’s decision to return to music makes sense, as he has had a very successful run as a solo artist. He has scored 12 Grammy nominations – and five wins – since the release of his debut album.

Not to mention — his record sales are through the roof.

According to Best Selling Albums, the California native has sold more than two million albums since 2011. Furthermore, his mixtapes and musical collaborations have all been well-received by his fans.

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