Pop star, rapper Kanye West, 44, has seen a bit of controversy in recent months, but it certainly hasn’t harmed the sales of his most recent 27-song album release, DONDA, named after his mother who died in 2007.
The album, released on Sunday, Aug 29, 2021, broke the Spotify record set earlier this year by Olivia Rodrigo’s album, Sour, for being the most streamed album in the first 24 hours following its release.
It is also breaking records on Apple, where it became the number one song in over 150 countries during the same period, as it was streamed over 60 million times.
In 2019, Kanye released a worship album, Jesus is King, that was also hugely popular and became the first album to simultaneously Top the Billboard 200, Top Gospel Albums, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Rap Albums.
Premier Christian News reports though not an overtly-worship album, DONDA has several Biblical-themed songs including Jesus Lord, Lord I Need You, Praise God, Keep My Spirit Alive, I know God Breathed On and Heaven and Hell.
In his song, Praise God, Kanye wrote that many people “treat your Lord and Saviour like rentals’ insurance, you know what I mean?”
In his popular song, No Child Left Behind, featured in an Olympic commercial, Kanye sings “Always count on God, He does miracles on me.”
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