- Rapper Kanye West is sure to be feeling extra blessed this week as every song on his gospel album, Jesus Is King, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
- Follow God debuted the highest on the chart at number seven
- The born-again 42-year-old, who almost turned his back on rap music at one point, has vowed to stop using vulgar language in his songs
The album is West's record ninth consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard chart.
Briefly.co.za reported that he shares this record with fellow rapper, Eminem.
West has featured a number of artists who are not well-known on this album, giving them their first chance to shine on the charts.
Artists who are making their first appearances on the Hot 100 through collaborating with West are Ant Clemons, who worked with West on Everything We Need, Fred Hammond, who features on Hands On, and the Sunday Service Choir, which sings on Every Hour.
Some people have side-eyed West's sudden conversion to making religious music, calling it yet another one of West's money-making schemes.
However, plenty others believe West is genuine and lauded his transformation.
One Twitter user wrote, "I used to strip dance to the song Gold Digger by Kanye West. Now, years later, I am praising and worshipping the Lord while listening to his album Jesus Is King."
"You are never too far gone. God will call you, appoint you and work through you to bring him glory."
West has said he plans to release another gospel album, Jesus Is Born, on Christmas Day.
He told Apple Music, "Music is my job. That's why I'm putting out the album. Serving God in everything that I can do is my job.
"That's why I'm here. That's why I'm on the planet is to be in service and in fear, love, and service to God."
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