The album pulled in 196.9 million on-demand audio streams since its much-delayed release on Oct. 25. Of the 264,000 equivalent album units, 109,000 were pure album sales. The numbers slightly trump his previous album, Ye, which amassed 208,000 in total activity and 85,000 in album sales. Jesus Is King‘s debut at the top makes Kanye the only artist other than Eminem to have nine consecutive No. 1 albums in a row.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2019
Sept. 27 came and went, as did the Sept. 29 release date Kim promised afterward. West did hit the new announced Oct. 25 (albeit at noon instead of midnight).
JUST IN: Kanye West’s Jesus Is King album debuts at No. 1 🚨https://t.co/OkYAsZzrUH
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) November 3, 2019
Like the album, West’s Jesus Is King documentary got a mixed reception. The 35-minute short film pulled in over $1 million from its first week in theaters, according to Variety. West’s partnership with IMAX is set to expand, with the film expected to hit 78 countries territories on Nov. 8.
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