[187] During a special Christmas Eve performance by the Sunday Service Choir, the director Jason White addressed the audience and reconfirmed the album's release date. [67][129] In December 2019, the track "Bye Bye Baby" leaked online, featuring opening vocals by American rapper Mykki Blanco. "[28], On October 12, 2018, West arrived in Uganda and restarted work on the album in a dome-shaped studio set up in the Chobe Safari Lodge at the Murchison Falls National Park. "It features guest appearances from Clipse, Ty Dolla Sign, Kenny G, Fred Hammond, Ant Clemons, and the Sunday Service Choir. An ancient wooden box with a gold plated lid inscribed with 'Jesus is King' was found in a hidden room of the Milevsko monastery that experts say contains a nail used in Christ's crucifixion. "[142] Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune stated that West's "element of surprise, conflict and musical tension is largely missing" from Jesus Is King and labeled it as "a pedestrian effort from an artist who was anything but for the first decade of his career," despite pointing to certain gospel moments as "musical sparks" due to "West allowing message to trump musicality. [176], On November 18, 2019, West announced on Twitter that he was working with Dr. Dre on a project entitled Jesus Is King Part II. [155] By doing so, Jesus Is King gave West his first appearance on the respective charts and the sales stood as the biggest unit week on both charts. Is HE King of YOUR LIFE? [48] The album also focused on sanctification—obeying Jesus, avoiding sin, and growing in one's faith. [118], West performed the single "I Love It" with Lil Pump and "We Got Love", a duet with Taylor featuring a pre-recorded voice memo by Lauryn Hill, on the season 44 premiere of SNL that coincided with the original release date for Yandhi. 539 Followers, 693 Following, 375 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from JESÚS JIMENEZ (@littlekingjesus) [133] This made West the artist with the fifth-most songs in the history of the chart, with his total number of Hot 100 entries amounting to 107, while also leading to him ranking at number one on the US Billboard Artist 100. [135], "Closed on Sunday" was released as the second single from Jesus Is King on November 28, 2019. [37] Vindver and American record producer Angel Lopez have stated that these recording sessions lasted 19 to 20 hours. "[81], Jesus Is King focuses on the Christian concept of salvation. [91][93][94][95] West links the observance of the Christian Sabbath with the "end of imprisonment, slavery, and debt peonage. [153], On the US Billboard 200, Jesus Is King opened at number one with 264,000 album-equivalent units, of which 109,000 were pure album sales, ranking as the second-largest sales week of 2019 for an R&B/hip-hop album. [83] In Jesus Is King, West teaches the doctrine of the Social Kingship of Christ through his advocation of "defying worldly authorities" and "seek[ing] liberty from lower powers by submitting to a higher one. Songs previewed included vocals from American rappers Ty Dolla Sign, 6ix9ine, and XXXTentacion; West was awaiting Barbadian singer Rihanna to send in vocals for a track. [69] Jesus Is King was ultimately released on its planned release date. West was first introduced to Dr. Dre's music at age 11 when he listened to Eazy-E's debut studio album Eazy-Duz-It (1988). [117] On November 16, 2019, it was announced that West would be performing at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church the next day to promote the album. [131] On November 5, 2019, the song was selected by West for release as Jesus Is King's lead single in the US. 74.4k Followers, 26 Following, 3,188 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from King Jesus Ministry (@kingjesusmiami) Producers who worked on "Law of Attraction" denounced the leak of their track as an "invasion of privacy,"[124][125] while the track was ultimately scrapped and re-recorded as "Use This Gospel" for release on Jesus Is King. [118] Scalpers immediately began selling them on Twitter and Craig's List at up to $250 each. [5][42] The video garnered Hammond's attention. José José posted on Instagram: “De la tierra al cielo, feliz cumpleaños José José! [156] In its second week on the Billboard 200, Jesus Is King did not remain atop the chart, falling to number two with 72,000 album-equivalent units, experiencing a 73% decline in sales. In addition, West broke several Billboard charts' records. 2.7K likes. "[13][36] Vindver stated he recorded about 100 songs with West over the course of ten days. "[150], Jesus Is King was nominated for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year at the 51st GMA Dove Awards. Kardashian then announced that the former had been pushed back two days to be released on September 29, 2019, stating that mixing had to be finalized and that there'd be two more listening sessions in Chicago and New York. "[80] McCormick commented that choir elements of gospel are included on it, while also citing church organs, synths and vocoder harmonies as being present. 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The singles "Follow God" and "Closed on Sunday" were both released in November 2019, charting in the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100. It has received a nomination for Best Christian Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. [148] Caramanica ranked the album as the ninth best of the year, complementing it for showing West channeling his older self. 'I ain’t never make a decision based only on my colour, that's a form of slavery — mental slavery,' said Kanye West on supporting Trump. "[68] West entrusted frequent collaborator Consequence to overlook final mixing and the album was delivered to streaming services at 4:30 AM. [158] Jesus Is King debuted atop the ARIA Albums chart, giving West his third number one album in Australia and becoming his second consecutive chart topper, while standing as the first time that an album with the word "King" in its title reached the summit. [14], West was the musical guest for the season 44 premiere of Saturday Night Live (SNL), slated to coincide with the release of Yandhi on September 29, 2018. [114] The apparel in the Jesus is King clothing line features the album name and "includes a T-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, crewneck and hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants and baseball caps. [188] Jesus Is Born was ultimately released on streaming services for Christmas afternoon on December 25, 2019. [86] A lyric video for "Follow God" premiered on October 26 of that year. [e][191], sales+streaming figures based on certification alone, For the accompanying concert film of the same name, see, Digital and CD artwork; Vinyl copies are packaged as depicted in the artwork, December 2018 – April 2019: Miami and the Sunday Service Choir, "I Love It" was later included on Lil Pump's second studio album. [77] However, Charles Holmes, also from Rolling Stone, described it as a "far more muted, stripped-down affair than most West albums," with him noting the exception of the track "On God", produced by Pi'erre Bourne, due to its "galactic, fiery, and intense" beat. [171][172], All eleven tracks from Jesus Is King charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, with "Follow God" debuting the highest at number seven. [100] On August 29, 2019, Kardashian announced Jesus Is King with the release date of September 27, of that year, alongside a notebook featuring the track list via Instagram. 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[64] On October 21, 2019, West tweeted out a new release date, October 25, 2019. Do YOU want JESUS to come soon? [37] The other producers were tasked with finding samples, while Vindver was tasked with playing instruments. "[79] Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Neil McCormick viewed Jesus Is King as where "West has confounded expectations once again with a set of dramatic, evangelical hip hop testimonials. West then revealed to TMZ that he had a song about body shaming featuring Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign on Yandhi. A place to spread the word of JESUS! [116] Songs from The Life of Pablo were performed as well, which Kardashian referenced on Twitter, while she also tweeted out in excitement over the event. 16 likes. [62][73][92] West references his problematic relationship with both Christianity and his father Ray West on "Follow God". [35] Clemons was also invited to a record in Miami after he had been talked about to Timbaland by West "nonstop. [56] On September 25, 2019, multiple sources indicated that Def Jam executives had met with West in Wyoming and that the album would miss its scheduled released date. [184] On July 18, 2020, West briefly shared a track list of his upcoming tenth studio album Donda: With Child that included "Up from the Ashes". [28] West said the previous five albums he released in 2018 as the Wyoming Sessions were "superhero rehabilitation" and declared that Yandhi was a "full Ye album," with West comparing it to his critically acclaimed albums 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), and Watch the Throne (2011), the latter of which is a collaboration with fellow rapper Jay-Z. 19.5k Likes, 335 Comments - JESUS IS KING (@17.quotez) on Instagram: “Just a little faster ;) @ him/her ️ . [182] West reconfirmed the Dr. Dre rework of Jesus Is King on June 26, 2020 as part of his "#WestDayEver" promotion. [118] The event was called the "Sunday Service Experience", with it including West and the Sunday Service Choir performing, though the event was open to fans of all faiths despite being centered around Christianity. Jesús es Rey es el noveno álbum de estudio del rapero y productor estadounidense Kanye West.Fue lanzado el 25 de octubre de 2019, a través de GOOD Music y distribuido por Def Jam Recordings.El álbum sigue un Cristiano tema, con el West describió como "una expresión del Evangelio. [136][137] That same day, a music video for the track was released, coinciding with the date of Thanksgiving in the US for that year. 123 likes. Within the video, West and his father walk together in snow, while the two of them also drive ATV's in the visual. 157.8k Followers, 25 Following, 473 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from JESUS IS KING (@17.quotez) West closed the show by performing "Ghost Town" from Ye with Kid Cudi and 070 Shake and giving a speech in support of US president Donald Trump. [22], In July 2019, tracks dated from a late-December 2018 session of Yandhi began leaking online, including "New Body" featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign, "The Storm" featuring XXXTentacion, Ty Dolla Sign, and Clemons, a solo track entitled "Spread Your Wings", and demos of "Alien / SpaceX" and "Law of Attraction", with both demos featuring Clemons. "[94], "On God" features West "delivering I've-seen-the-mountaintop style preaching," with West being "prodding and unconvincing in a soundscape where he was a compelling idol." "[101] During a Sunday Service performance on September 16, 2019, West reconfirmed the release date that Kardashian had tweeted out. Follow their account to see all their photos and videos. Jesus Is King is the ninth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. [43] Timbaland shared a snippet of a Yandhi track on Instagram that same month. [74] "New Body" was previewed at Jesus Is King listening parties, but was removed from the final track listing for the album a day before release due to the creative differences between West and Nicki Minaj. [62] According to TMZ, the album had already been completed, but West was continually revising it since he was unsatisfied with the end product. 31 talking about this. 1,682 Followers, 5 Following, 509 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from (@jesus.is.king___) Some critics complimented the former's composition, while others expressed negative feelings towards the lyrical content and the inconsistency of ideas. [159] The reign of the album at the top position continued into its second week on the ARIA Albums chart, giving West his first album to remain at number one for over a week in Australia and also leading to him ranking as 139th on the list of "Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1965 to 2019", while placing West at number 16 for accumulated weeks at the chart's summit within the 2010s decade. [37][38], On January 6, 2019, West debuted the Sunday Service Choir, and continued to rehearse on every Sunday. "[89] Veteran critic Robert Christgau found the album "grandiose, self-involved, uninspired, plus there are the underlying politics, which far as I'm concerned verge on evil," while saying of West, "Spiritually he's an egomaniacal shell, and the music is nothing. [40] On February 14, 2019, West met saxophonist Kenny G for the first time after hiring him for a Valentine's Day performance. 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