The song previews West’s upcoming studio album, God’s Country.
Released June 30, “Blood” hauled in 6.3 million U.S. streams and sold 18,000 downloads in the tracking week ending July 2, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
“Blood” simultaneously crowns Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs, Christian Streaming Songs, Christian Digital Song Sales, Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales.
Concurrently, the track opens atop the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart, where it’s West’s sixth leader and Scott’s second.
West’s No. 1 arrival on Billboard‘s multi-metric and streaming- and sales-based spiritual song charts is a repeat for the superstar, who broke through on R&B/hip-hop surveys in 2003. On the surveys dated Nov. 9, 2019, his “Follow God” bowed atop the six spiritual charts noted above, marking his first No. 1 on each list.
That same week, West monopolized the top 10 on both Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs, becoming the first artist to score such a domination. Those tracks are from West’s first religious album, Jesus Is King, which entered at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums, Top Gospel Albums and the all-genre Billboard 200 with 264,000 equivalent album units that frame.
West wrapped 2019 at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Gospel Artists chart and No. 2 on the year-end Top Christian Artists recap.
“Follow God” ruled Hot Christian Songs for eight weeks and Hot Gospel Songs for 35. On the latter list, “Blood” dethrones “Follow God,” which dips to No. 2.
Meanwhile, Scott, a mainstay on R&B/hip-hop tallies since 2013, scores his first No. 1 ranks on Billboard‘s faith-based charts.
“Blood” also bows on the all-genre, multi-metric Billboard Hot 100 at No. 49, where it’s West’s 108th entry and Scott’s 66th.
West moves to within one of tying for the sixth-most appearances in the chart’s 62-year history, after Drake (222), Glee Cast (207), Lil Wayne (169), Future, Nicki Minaj (110 each) and Elvis Presley (109, with the chart having begun two years after his 1956 commercial breakthrough).