Kanye West ‘Jesus Is King’ makes Billboard History: Tops 5 Charts, Dominates Top 10 Christian and Gospel lists
The new Kanye West album, Jesus Is King, made history on the Billboard Charts, ranking No. 1 on five charts as well as dominating the Top 10 slots on both the Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts.
Jesus Is King is the rapper’s first faith-based album and it topped the all-genre Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums charts, Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums.
He is the first artist ever to monopolize the entire top 10 slots on the Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts.
The emcee actually dominates the top 11 on Hot Gospel Songs, featuring every song on the 27-minute album.
The newly born-again Chicago native beat out Christian notables Chris Tomlin, Jordan Smith, Casting Crowns, Mercy Me and Lecrae, who ranked in multiple charts in the past.
West’s top seven list on both charts are identical. See the ranking below:
No. 1: “Follow God
No. 2: “Closed on Sunday”
No. 3: “Selah”
No. 4: “On God”