Kanye West’s latest album “Jesus Is King”
is seeing incredible success and has now number one on both Billboard’s Top
Christian Albums and Top Gospel Album charts.
The Grammy-award winning musician, who also
this year started Kanye’s Sunday Services, dropped ‘Jesus Is King’ on October
This is West’s first appearance on Billboard’s religious charts. He is now tied with Eminem for the highest number of records to debut at the top of the chart.
According to Nielsen Music, 264,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week ending Oct. 31. Billboard reports this translates to 196.9 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s 11 tracks.
There has also been a spike in Google searches on Christianity since West’s album has been available.
While West continues to increase the profile of Christianity, only time will tell if he is in it for the long haul.