Kanye West celebrated his new Gospel album reaching No. 1 on the Billboard charts and American Bible Society says they are committed to giving Bibles to any of his fans inquiring to read the Word.
With nine studio albums to his credit, West’s Jesus is King, released October 25, is his ninth consecutive album to debut at the top slot of the Billboard 200. The chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in America. West’s ranking will reflect on the chart set to be released on Tuesday.
The rapper and fashion guru is now tied with Eminem for the “most consecutive No. 1’s on the Billboard 200 charts,” says Billboard.
His latest album, Jesus Is King also breaks West’s prior streaming record, giving him his biggest streaming week ever and the fifth largest overall in 2019, at 196.9 million on-demand streams, Billboard reported. The 27 minute music release garnered the second-largest sales week of the year for an R&B/Hip-Hop album, with over 100,000 copies sold.
“Number one in the country right now, number one in the world right now, Jesus is King,” West declared at his Baton Rouge, Sunday Service concert on Friday on Bethany Church grounds.
“Number one song, number one album and they told me I would (inaudible) if I gave my life to Christ but God is showing out,” he continued.
“Who’s number one? Jesus is number one!” the rapper declared as his gospel choir sang the chorus “Father I stretch my hands to you.” After the concert, 1,000 people reportedly came to faith in Jesus Christ.
For many years, West publicly projected a god complex through his blasphemous alter ego Yeezus. But in 2019 everything changed for him, and he began his Sunday Service events featuring a gospel choir that reimagined mainstream songs with Christian lyrics. West said he became a born again Christian during this process and has now devoted his life to “working for God.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law