Kanye West ‘Jesus Is King’ Album Soars to Number 1 On Billboard Top 200 Chart
Rapper's gospel album is only 4th Christian-style to top billboard chart
Rapper Kanye West's latest album “Jesus Is King” has 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 published Monday 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's predominantly gospel album is only the fourth Christian-style album to top the Billboard 200 chart.
Artists TobyMac, LeAnn Rimes, and Bob Carlisle were the only Christian-style musicians to top the chart before the West.
West has frequently come under fire for his support of Trump, which many claimed would destroy his career.
During Kanye West 's latest free Sunday Service in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, over 1,000 attendees reportedly gave their lives over to Jesus Christ.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) November 5, 2019
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Last month, West defended his support for Trump, asserting that making decisions or votes based on race is "mental slavery."
West spoke in October during his Sunday Service session in Salt Lake City, and pointed out that slavery was abolished when former Republican President Abraham Lincoln was in office.
"That's the Republican Party that freed the slaves," West said.
West added that he faces criticism because he "chose my right."
Earlier this year, West claimed that 'liberals bully people who are Trump supporters' during his appearance on 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' with David Letterman.
"This is like my thing with Trump—we don't have to feel the same way, but we have the right to feel what we feel," West said.