Jesus Is King

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Jesus Is King is the ninth studio album by Kanye West. It was released on October 25th, 2019.

Jesus Is King
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Studio album by
Kanye West
ReleasedOctober 25, 2019
RecordedAugust 2018 – October 2019
GenreHip-Hop, Christian, Gospel
Length27:04
LabelGOOD Music

Sessions and Recording[edit]

Background Information[edit]

The album was recorded in Chicago, Uganda, Miami, and Wyoming between August 2018 and October 2019. Selah, Everything We Need, and Use This Gospel were the earliest songs worked on for the album, all originating from the 2018 Chicago sessions.

The earliest known configuration of the album didn't include the lead single Follow God or some other key tracks on the album.

The Sunday Service Choir comprised of The Samples and led by Jason White appears on three of the album's eleven tracks. This is the first album by West to feature their involvement. The choir would later release a companion album to Jesus Is King similarly titled Jesus Is Born.

Promotion[edit]

West informally toured with the Sunday Service Choir to support the album's release. They started performing with West one Sunday in January 2019 and have continued performing every Sunday since. While West says the goal of these shows is to teach people about God, there's no denying the album's performance was helped by these shows as well.

Charts[edit]

Jesus Is King debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album sold 264,000 units in the first week, becoming West's ninth consecutive album to debut at number one on the chart. This didn't have much lasting effect, as the album dropped to number two in the second week, declining 73% in sales.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Every Hour (1:52)
  2. Selah (2:45)
  3. Follow God (1:45)
  4. Closed on Sunday (2:32)
  5. On God (2:16)
  6. Everything We Need (1:56)
  7. Water (2:48)
  8. God Is (3:23)
  9. Hands On (3:23)
  10. Use This Gospel (3:34)
  11. Jesus Is Lord (0:49)

Alternate Configurations[edit]

August 2019

Complete track listing unknown, but known to include:

  1. Sweet Jesus
  2. Breast Plate Of Righteousness
  3. Wake The Dead
  4. Glade
  5. Baptized
  6. Sunday

August 29, 2019 [1]

  1. Glade
  2. The Garden
  3. Selah
  4. God Is
  5. Baptized
  6. Sierra Canyon
  7. Hands On
  8. Wake The Dead
  9. Water
  10. Through The Valley
  11. Sunday
  12. Sweet Jesus

September 27, 2019 [2]

  1. Up From The Ashes
  2. Follow God
  3. On God
  4. Water
  5. Sunday
  6. LA Monster
  7. New Body
  8. Use This Gospel
  9. Hands On
  10. Selah

Undated Configuration [3]

  1. Beauty For Ashes
  2. Follow God
  3. On God
  4. Closed on Sunday
  5. Water
  6. Hands On
  7. Everything We Need
  8. New Body
  9. Use This Gospel As Protection
  10. I Know God Breathes On This
  11. The Valley