“Jesus Is King” would mark West’s record-tying ninth consecutive No. 1 debut on chart.
Kanye West’s new Jesus Is King album is heading for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest the set, which was released on Oct. 25 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings, may launch atop the list with perhaps between 230,000 and 260,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 31.
If Jesus Is King bows at No. 1, it will grant West his ninth No. 1 album. Further, West would land a pair of record-tying feats: he would match Eminem for both the most consecutive No. 1 albums (nine), and the most debuts at No. 1 in-a-row (nine).