Kanye West’s New Album Jesus Is Born Hits No. 2 on Gospel Charts

Mikaela Mathews | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Monday, January 6, 2020
Kanye West’s New Album <em>Jesus Is Born</em> Hits No. 2 on Gospel Charts

Kanye West’s New Album Jesus Is Born Hits No. 2 on Gospel Charts


Kanye West is dominating the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart once again with his new album “Jesus Is Born.” Released on Christmas Day, the new track of songs currently ranks No. 2 on the chart behind his first gospel album, “Jesus Is King,” according to Faithwire.

“Jesus Is Born” features West’s Sunday Service choir, who also made an appearance on “Jesus Is King.” The choir remade secular songs “Ultralight Beam” and “Weak” and delivered renditions of “Excellent” and “More Than Anything.”

Lyrics to “Ultralight Beam” read:

Faith

His love is yours

We are saved

He is the risen Lord

We are steppin’ out on faith

His love is yours

In the arms of Jesus, saved

He is the risen Lord

We are steppin’ out on faith

His love is yours

We are saved

He is the risen Lord

The song features Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The Dream.

This album is the first among many of West’s to deliver on the promised launch date, according to The Guardian.

Jesus Is Born” falls in line with West’s earlier promise to never again make secular music, as previously reported by Christian Headlines. “Only Gospel from here on out,” the entertainment megastar said.

His wife, Kim Kardashian West, told The View that her husband’s transformation to Christianity has shifted their family.

“Kanye started this to really heal himself and it was a really personal thing, and it was just friends and family,” she said. “He has had an amazing evolution of being born again and being saved by Christ.”

“My job is to spread the gospel,” Kanye has previously said, “to let people know what Jesus has done for me.”

According to TMZ, the rapper hopes to extend his reach in 2020 featuring shows with the Sunday Service choir in Europe and Africa.

Photo courtesy: ©Getty Images/Brad Barket/Stringer

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Mikaela Mathews is a freelance writer and editor based in Dallas, TX. She was the editor of a local magazine and a contributing writer for the Galveston Daily News and Spirit Magazine.