Despite the hiccups with its long-awaited rollout, Kanye West‘s latest album – ‘Jesus is King’ – has delivered no shortages of blessings to the rapper’s nearly unrivaled stats. In addition to making history by tying Eminem‘s record for most consecutive chart-topping albums in Billboard 200’s history (as we reported here), the LP launched its first single – ‘Follow God’ – to a #7 peak on the singles chart.
Coming as the 107th Hot 100 appearance of his career (18th top 10 hit), the Grammy winner took the song’s sales and streams to even higher heights once its Jake Schreier-directed music video was unveiled. The reward for the labor has come with an official report from the Recording Industry Association of America that the cut has crossed the threshold for Gold certification, meaning it’s “sold” over 500,000 copies since its debut. ‘Follow’ marks West’s 40th single to earn such an honor.
While we extend out congratulations to the hitmaker, look inside to see where it landed on this week’s Hot 100 on our weekly ‘Chart Check’ segment: