Kanye West Sets Several Major Milestones with No. 1 Album “Jesus Is King”

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Kanye West managed to create so much buzz around his gospel-inspired album Jesus Is King that it didn’t come as much of a surprise when this record topped the Billboard 200 chart, but the famous rapper managed to set several other important milestones along the way.

Jesus Is King opened at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming his ninth consecutive album to debut at this coveted spot. West currently ties fellow rapper Eminem for the most consecutive no. 1 debuts.

This album also marks his sixth no. 1 album of the decade, tying him with Future and Justin Bieber. The record is still held by Drake, who managed to score no. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart nine times since 2010.

Jesus Is King also had the fifth-biggest streaming week of the year, behind Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift’s new albums, and West’s best streaming week of all time.

This record also made quite a splash on Billboard Hot 100, with all 11 songs debuting on the chart. “Follow God” is leading the way on no. 7 spot, and it’s currently the rapper’s 18th top 10 single on this chart.