American rapper and file producer, Kanye West has been named Billboard‘s Top Gospel Artist of 2020, and in addition the Top Male Gospel Artist of 2020.
Recall that Kanye launched his first Christian-themed album, Jesus is King in 2019.
In 2020, Kanye West has been named Billboard‘s Top Gospel Artist of 2020 and can be the Top Male Christian artiste.
According to Billboard, Kanye beat out different prime gospel artiste, Kirk Franklin at No. 2, Tasha Cobbs Leonard at No. 3, Sunday Service Choir at No. 4, Travis Greene at No. 5, Marvin Sapp at No. 6, Kierra Sheard at No. 7, Koryn Hawthorne at No. 8, Maverick City Music at No. 9, and Jonathan McReynolds at No. 10.
As for Top Male Gospel Artist, Kanye beat out Kirk Franklin who sits at No. 2, Travis Green at No. 3, Marvin Sapp at No. 4, and Jonathan McReynolds at No. 5.
The report reads,
“West’s 2019 album, his first spiritual-themed set, Jesus Is King, opened atop Top Gospel Albums, Top Christian Albums, and the all-genre Billboard 200.
“In its opening week on the Nov. 9, 2019, dated lists, the set earned 264,000 equal album models, the most important week ever for a faith-based album. Since its arrival, Jesus Is King has spent greater than a yr at No. 1 and is the No. 1 album on the Top Gospel Albums year-end tally.
“The No. 2 Christian Album of 2020 additionally comes from West’s world. Jesus Is Born, credited to the Sunday Service Choir (with manufacturing by West), finishes within the runner-up place.
“After only a day-and-a-half of monitoring, Jesus Is Born entered Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart (dated Jan. 4, 2020) at No. 2 beginning with 6,000 equal album models earned (3,000 in album gross sales) within the week ending Dec. 26, in accordance with Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
“Jesus Is Born peaked at No. 2 on Top Gospel Albums, not making it to the summit solely as a result of West’s personal Jesus Is King LP was dominating at No. 1. Sunday Service Choir can be the main gospel group of 2020.
“Meanwhile, the lead track on Jesus Is King, “Follow God,” is the No. 1 track of the yr on Hot Gospel Songs, which is powered by streaming, airplay and gross sales. “Follow God” has spent greater than 40 weeks at No. 1. Concurrently, it’s the No. 1 track on the year-end Gospel Streaming Songs listing and No. 2 on Gospel Digital Song Sales.
“Plus, West’s “Wash Us in the Blood,” that includes Travis Scott, is the No. 4 Hot Gospel Songs title of 2020. “Wash Us” began at No. 1 on each Hot Gospel Songs and Hot Christian Songs on the surveys dated July 11. It reigned for eight weeks on the previous and two frames on the latter. It’s additionally the No. 1 track of 2020 on Gospel Digital Song Sales.”