Kanye West Nabs First No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums Charts With “Jesus Is King”

Jesus Is King, the first spiritual album from hip-hop superstar Kanye West, sparks his first appearance on Billboard‘s religious charts, as it opens at No. 1 on both the Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums tallies dated Nov. 9.

As previously reported, the set launches atop the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with 264,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week (ending Oct. 31), according to Nielsen Music.

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

The Billboard 200, Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums rank titles based on multi-metric U.S. consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new, Nov. 9-dated charts, where Jesus Is King debuts at No. 1, will post on Billboard‘s websites on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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SOURCE: Billboard, Jim Asker