Kanye West’s latest release, Jesus Is King, debuts at No. 1. The album pulled in 196.9 million on-demand streams. 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.
Jesus Is King was released on Oct. 25 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings and earned 264,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 31, according to Nielsen Music.
West ties Eminem for the most consecutive No. 1 debuts, as the latter has entered at No. 1 with his last nine releases — from 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP through 2018’s Kamikaze. Like West, Eminem has also only missed the No. 1 position once, also with his debut charting effort, 1999’s The Slim Shady LP, which debuted and peaked at No. 2.
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