Kanye West Name Billboard Top Gospel Artist 2020, after holding numerous top positions on the platform.
According to the entertainment firm, Kanye’s 2019 first spiritual-themed Album, Jesus Is King, leads at Top Gospel Albums, Top Christian Albums, and the all-genre Billboard 200 in its opening week.
Since the release of Jesus is King on November 9, 2019, the album has surpassed expectations, siting at No. 1 for over a year, and No. 1 album on the Top Gospel Albums year-end tally, the rapper has also been named the top male gospel artist this year.
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West started as a music producer, producing for top artists. In 2004, the rapper released his first debut album – which threw him at the top chart on many music platforms.
The American rapper has added numerous grammy awards to his achievements – while he was a secular rapper.
In 2019, Kanye began to express his passion for God. As a proof, he released his first debut album, ‘Jesus is King’.
His new driven passion was first noticed when his wife, Kim Kardashian-West posted a clip on twitter January 2019.
The clip shows a gathering where West and Kid Cudi performed gospel renditions of “Violent Crimes” and “Ghost Town.”
In the next week, a fan filmed a video where Kanye’s cousin and frequent collaborator, Tony Williams, spoke about his newly found passion. “The goal is to be able to communicate love effectively,” says Williams in the clip.
Since then, Kanye has always been in one gospel gathering or the other.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live West said;
“I want to say that I love the fact that my daughter wants to go to church,” West said. “She has such a positive thought association with going to church because it’s outside of the traditional four walls and outside of the pews. Now that God has called me and I now have given my life to Jesus Christ and I work for God. Now we have Christian innovation in our time.”
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