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Kanye West’s ‘Jesus is King’ makes history on Billboard Christian charts

Sat 09 Nov 2019
By Tola Mbakwe

US rapper Kanye West’s first Christian album, “Jesus is King”, has proved to be a record-breaking album in the Christian music industry.

West has become the first artist ever to monopolise the entire top 10 spots on both Billboard's Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts.

On Hot Gospel Songs chart, the rapper dominates the top 11, which is every song on the album.

 

Billboard News said: “West surpasses other accomplished acts with his honours. On Hot Christian Songs, Chris Tomlin, Jordan Smith (both in 2016), Casting Crowns (2009) and Mercy Me (2006) each infused the top three in a week. On Hot Gospel Songs, Lecrae swept the top five for three weeks in 2014.”

On top of this major achievement, songs from “Jesus is King” are at the top of all-genre Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. Together with Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums success, West is the first artist ever to reign on all five rankings.

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