Kanye West’s Gospel album “Jesus Is King” tops the US Billboard chart on its debut week.
The Billboard 200 Top 1
The success of “Jesus Is King” marks the ninth consecutive album Kanye has had debut at the top of The Billboard 200. The Christian rapper is now tied with Eminem for the “most consecutive No. 1’s on the Billboard 200 charts”.
With over 100,000 copies sold during the album’s first week, “Jesus Is King” is now Kanye’s new record. All the tracks on the album also made it the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the single “Follow God” landed in the top ten.
“God is showing out”
Kanye celebrated the success of the album at his Sunday Service last Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisana.
“Number one in the country right now, number one in the world right now, Jesus is King,” Kanye said to the crowd.
Kanye also topped The Billboard Artist 100 and is giving credit to Jesus for the success of his album.
“Number one song, number one album and they told me I would (censored) if I gave my life to Christ but God is showing out,” he declared. “Who’s number one? Jesus is number one!”
“Jesus Is King”
The success of “Jesus Is King” has greatly impacted the world and there is data to prove it!
“Kanye West’s album has had an immediate effect on the current news cycle. ‘Jesus is King’ was a trending internet search last week with over 1 million queries on Google alone,” Dr. John Farquhar Plake, Director of Ministry Intelligence at American Bible Society, said.
The American Bible Society is also joining in the revival that is happening. They committed to providing a Bible to any of Kanye’s fans who want to read the Word of God.
“Coincidentally, something we’re seeing as a rising trend is that most Americans turn to Google as a de facto spiritual guide. Our goal with this campaign is to give Americans – and, yes, Kanye fans – the opportunity to look for answers to their most pertinent questions at the source.”
Reference: Christian Today