Kanye West Charts His Entire New Album On The Hot 100

Kanye West is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his new Christian/hip-hop hybrid album Jesus Is King, which easily opens atop the chart with over a quarter of a million equivalent units shifted. The set sold well (over 100,000 people actually purchased the title), but it performed even better on streaming platforms, and all those plays helped the songs succeed individually, as well as part of a larger project.

Every song on Jesus Is King finds a home on the current Hot 100, which is something that has been happening more and more as streaming takes over the industry, though it still remains an impressive feat typically reserved for only the biggest names in the world. 

While Jesus Is King has only produced a single top 10 hit (at least so far) in “Follow God,” seven of the 11 songs featured on the set debut inside the top 40 on the Hot 100, instantly becoming at least minor hits. 

As if sending an entire album’s worth of material onto the most competitive ranking of songs in the U.S. wasn’t enough of an accomplishment, this is something West has managed before. Last year, when his semi-self-titled release Ye debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the seven songs featured on that short project also appeared on the singles list. In that instance, all the tracks appeared inside the top 40.

Here’s a look at where all of the songs featured on Jesus Is King landed on this week’s Hot 100.

No. 7 - "Follow God"

No. 17 - "Closed on Sunday"

No. 19 - "Selah"

No. 23 - "On God"

No. 33 - "Everything We Need (ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Ant Clemons)”

No. 36 - "God Is"

No. 37 - "Use This Gospel (ft. Clipse & Kenny G)”

No. 44 - "Every Hour (ft. Sunday Service Choir)”

No. 50 - "Water (ft. Ant Clemons)”

No. 59 - "Hands On (ft. Fred Hammond)”

No. 62 - "Jesus Is Lord"

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