Kanye West Named Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist Of 2020

Written by on December 4, 2020

Mr. Yeezus himself Kanye West has been named Billboard‘s Top Gospel Artist of 2020, and is also the Top Male Gospel Artist of 2020. Additionally, on the year-end Top Christian Artists category, Yeezy ranked in at No. 2 for the year, behind Lauren Daigle. On Thursday (Dec. 3), the publication announced Yeezy’s latest achievements. On the list of entertainers for the Top Gospel Artist chart, Kanye beat out Kirk Franklin at No. 2, Tasha Cobbs Leonard at No. 3, Sunday Service Choir at No. 4, Travis Greene at No. 5, Marvin Sapp at No. 6, Kierra Sheard at No. 7, Koryn Hawthorne at No. 8, Maverick City Music at No. 9, and Jonathan McReynolds at No. 10. As for Top Male Gospel Artist, Kanye beat out Kirk Franklin who sits at No. 2, Travis Green at No. 3, Marvin Sapp at No. 4, and Jonathan McReynolds at No. 5. In addition to his year-end accomplishments with his 2019 album and first spiritual-themed project, ‘Jesus Is King,’ the feat debuted atop these charts and was buzzing during its opening week of November 9, 2019. Billboard notes that ‘Jesus Is King‘ “spent more than a year at No. 1 and is the No. 1 album on the Top Gospel Albums year-end tally.”

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