The controversial rapper Kanye West released his latest album, the Christian-themed Donda, to a number one slot on several music release charts.
The album Donda, named after West's late mother, was released on Sunday to much excitement and praise. The album itself includes several Biblical ideas and references to God and Christ, reflecting West's newfound faith in the last few years. Tracks like "Praise God," "Heaven and Hell," "Lord I Need You," and "Jesus Lord" all feature inside the album. Most notably is West's "No Child Behind," a tune featured in a recent Olympic commercial with U.S. Track star Sha'carri Richardson.
As of Monday, the album was in the top spot on both Amazon and iTunes, and most of the tracks were within the top 100 on Apple Music and Spotify.
The 44-year-old West made waves in 2019 when he released a surprise worship album titled Jesus is King. The album's massive success would receive a Grammy for best Christian contemporary music album. When Joel Osteen asked about his career change, West said that he felt a call from God only to make Christian music. "God's been calling me for a long time, and the devil has been distracting me for a long time," West told Osteen. "When I was in my lowest point, God was there with me and sending me visions and inspiring me."