Kanye West's 'Jesus Is King' Primed for No. 1 Debut

The album is expected to move up to 275,000 units in its first week.

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Kanye West

It appears Kanye West will reclaim his throne at the top of charts. 

According to early projections reported by HitsDailyDouble, Ye's Jesus Is King album will rake in between 225,000-275,000 units within its first week; 60,000-85,000 of those units will come from traditional sales. If these figures are correct, Jesus Is King will easily lead the Billboard 200 chart, and secure Kanye's ninth No. 1 solo album. His last effort was 2018's Ye, which moved 208,000 units. It's also worth noting that Jesus Is King spans 11 tracks while Ye only has eight, which could explain the wide gap.

US chart preview (via @HITSDD): @kanyewest's 'JESUS IS KING’ aiming for #1 debut with 225-275k

— chart data (@chartdata) October 26, 2019

HHD points out that Jesus Is King is currently occupying the top 10 slots on the Apple Music song charts; the "Jesus Is Lord" track sits at the No. 13, preceded by Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me" and Travis Scott's "Highest in the Room," at No. 11 and No. 12, respectively. The album has also been dominating the U.S. Spotify charts, taking nine of the top 10 positions. 

.@kanyewest occupies 9 out of the top 10 spots on US Spotify with tracks from 'JESUS IS KING' (October 25).

— chart data (@chartdata) October 26, 2019

Stay tuned as we receive more information about the project's first-week sales.

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