The new Kanye West’s album, Jesus Is King, made history on the Billboard Charts, ranking Number one on five charts as well as controlling the Top 10 slots on both the Hot Christian and Gospel Songs Chart
The Album is Kanye’s first faith-based album, and during the week, it topped the all-genre Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums charts, Top Gospel Albums, and Top Christian Albums.
He is the first artist ever to hold the entire top 10 slots on the Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts with his album.
The newly born-again Chicago bred beat out Christian notables Chris Tomlin, Jordan Smith, Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, and Lecrae, who ranked in multiple charts in the past.
“Water,” featuring Ant Clemons, “Hands-On,” starring Fred Hammond and “Jesus Is Lord,” make up the top 10 on the Hot Christian Songs Chart. The Hot Songs include “Every Hour,” featuring Sunday Service Choir, at No. 8, and “Water,” “Hands-On” and “Jesus Is Lord,” in the 9-11 slots.
With nine albums to his credit, West’s Jesus Is King, released Oct. 25, is his ninth consecutive album to debut at the top slot of The Billboard History 200. The compilation also breaks his prior streaming record, giving him his biggest streaming week ever and the fifth largest overall in 2019, at 196.9 million on-demand streams, Billboard reported.
Jesus is King currently making Billboard History, sits at number one in the USA right now; number one in the world was announced at his Baton Rouge Sunday Service performance on Friday on Bethany Church grounds.
Sharing his joy,
West Said “number one album, Number one song, and they told me I would become muffled if I yielded my life to Christ, but God is proving himself,” he continued.
“Who’s number one? Jesus is number one!” the rapper revealed as his gospel choir sang the chorus, “Father, I stretch my hands to you.” After the concert, 1,000 people reportedly came to faith in Jesus Christ.