Kanye West Credited With Spike in People Googling About Christianity and Jesus
Rapper's latest 'Jesus is King' album triggers fans to research Christ and the Bible
Vocal conservative and openly-Christian rapper Kanye West has been credited with a spike in Google searches from people looking up Jesus Christ and Christianity, according to a report.
Kanye’s latest bombshell album "Jesus Is King" is described by West as "an expression of the gospel" and it follows a Christian theme.
The album lives up to the name through its lyrical content and is filled with Biblical references.
The music is so full of references from the Bible that it has caused a spike in people searching for answers about Christianity.
Searches for “Jesus” and “What do Christians believe?” saw a spike on Google shortly after the album’s release, according to Faithwire.
The American Bible Society—an organization founded back in 1816—is giving away free Bibles to Kanye fans who curious about scripture in response to the news.
Dr. John Farquhar Plake, the organization’s director of ministry intelligence explained to Fox News:
“When we saw an influential cultural figure like Kanye inspiring young people to curiously seek out answers to their faith questions, we saw that as an opportunity to do what we do best as an organization: to provide God’s word and point people to it as a source to their questions about faith.”
They set up a form at abs.bible/kanye that people can fill out to claim a free Bible.
In November, West's “Jesus Is King” album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart, making it only the fourth Christian-style album to enter the chart.
According to a report by Billboard, it is West's ninth-consecutive album to have debuted at the number one spot on the chart.
The only other artist who has achieved nine consecutive albums debut at number one is Eminem.
“Jesus Is King” was released Oct. 25, receiving 264,000 equivalent album units through the week of Oct. 31, Nielsen Music reported.
West has come under fire from others in the liberal entertainment industry for his support for President Donald Trump and his openly Christian views.
In October, Hip Hop star West opened up about his support for Trump in an interview where he vowed to relocate his Yeezy shoe factories back to the United States.
West said he plans on moving his shoe factories within the next couple of years, helping bring jobs back to America.
"Give me some other examples where someone is saying what isn’t culturally what you're supposed to say," he said.
"Give me an example where someone is saying what you're not supposed to say. You don’t want to say it, do you, liberal?"
"For me, as a founder, it’s really important to bring these jobs back to America," he added.
West said he plans to hire U.S. workers in prison reform systems for the production of his Yeezy shoes.