Jesus Is King has long been slated to claim the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the rapper’s officially claimed his ninth consecutive No. 1 debut on Sunday, matching Eminem‘s record for the most consecutive No. 1 debuts on the same chart.
The effort claimed 264,000 equivalent album units in its first week with an impressive 109,000 units being pure album sales, a considerable figure for a hip-hop centric album in the streaming age. It also means that West lays claim to the second-largest sales week of the year for an R&B/Hip-Hop album, only trailing Post Malone‘s Hollywood’s Bleeding.