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2019 studio album by Kanye West

Jesus Is King

Release Date 27 Sep 2019
Released1 year, 3 months ago
Performer Kanye West
Jesus Is King
Jesus Is King
Cedar Mountain

About Jesus Is King

Jesus Is King is the ninth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on October 25, 2019, through GOOD Music and distributed by Def Jam Recordings. The album follows a Christian theme, with West describing it as "an expression of the gospel." It features guest appearances from Clipse, Ty Dolla Sign, Kenny G, Fred Hammond, Ant Clemons, and the Sunday Service Choir. Production is included from West, Benny Blanco, BoogzDaBeast, Francis Starlite, Pi'erre Bourne, and Timbaland, among others. West began recording the album in August 2018, originally announcing it as Yandhi. The album missed two initial release dates in September and November 2018 under the original title, before being delayed indefinitely. West had formed his gospel group the Sunday Service Choir in January 2019, performing gospel songs and covers of songs from West's discography. The song "Water" was performed live prior to release by the group. In August 2019, Yandhi was reannounced as Jesus Is King, but it missed two planned release dates for late September 2019 under the new title. The final release of Jesus Is King was simultaneous with that of a concert film of the same name, which included a number of the tracks as part of the soundtrack. The singles "Follow God" and "Closed on Sunday" were both released in November 2019, charting in the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100. The album received mixed reviews from music critics, with a number of them drawing comparisons between it and West's previous solo album Ye. Some critics complimented the former's composition, while others expressed negative feelings towards the lyrical content and the inconsistency of ideas. It has received a nomination for Best Christian Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Jesus Is King stood as West's record-tying ninth consecutive album to debut atop the US Billboard 200. In addition, West broke several Billboard charts' records. The album was also a chart topper in eight other countries, including Australia and Canada, while attaining top five positions in the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. A companion album, Jesus Is Born, was released in December 2019 by the Sunday Service Choir.

Extra Info

Genre hip hop
Producer Kanye West
Record label GOOD Music
Tracklist Every Hour