Rap superstar and entrepreneur Kanye West is Billboard’s top Gospel artist of 2020.
West, who repeats his 2019 triumph, is also the top male gospel artist this year.
On the year-end Top Christian Artists category, West finishes as the No. 2 act for the year, behind Lauren Daigle.
West’s 2019 album, ‘Jesus Is King,’ his first spiritual-themed set, opened at the top of Gospel Albums, Top Christian Albums and the all-genre Billboard 200. In its opening week on the Nov. 9, 2019, scored the biggest week ever for a faith-based album. Since its arrival, ‘Jesus Is King’ has spent more than a year at No. 1 and is the No. 1 album on the Top Gospel Albums year-end tally.
The No. 2 Christian Album of 2020 also comes from West’s world. Jesus Is Born, credited to the Sunday Service Choir, finishes in the runner-up position. The After just a day-and-a-half of tracking after its release last Christmas, ‘Jesus Is Born’ entered Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart at No. 2.
West beat other top Gospel entertainers such as Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard Travis Greene and Koryn Hawthorne to the top spot.