Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Tops Christian, Gospel Albums Charts

Kanye West‘s first spiritual album, Jesus Is King, hit the No. 1 spot on both Billboard‘s Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums charts dated November 9.

The album also debuted atop the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, logging 264,000 equivalent album units during the tracking week ending October 31, according to Nielsen Music,

Out of this, album sales comprised 109,000, TEA units equaled 3,000 and SEA units totaled 151,000.

The album score the biggest unit week on Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums since both charts adopted a multi-metric methodology in February 2017.

Jesus Is King also opened atop the Top R&B/Hip-Hip Albums and Top Rap Albums charts, becoming the first to lead a quintet of those two tallies, the Billboard 200, Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums, sailing past Lecrae‘s Anomaly, which ruled all but Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for a week in 2014.

West is the latest artist to cross to No. 1 on the faith-based tallies. Among others, Elvis Presley, Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire all boast Top Christian Albums No. 1s since the start of 2017.

Tori Kelly, who broke through as a pop artist, led Top Gospel Albums last year. Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg made it to the top as well with Snoop Dogg Presents: Bible of Love.

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