Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” has been nominated for three Dove Awards by The Gospel Music Association.
Kanye was nominated for rap/hip hop album of the year, traditional gospel album of the year and rap/hip hop recorded song of the year for the song “Follow God,” according to an article published Friday by Fox News.
.@KanyeWest and @GloriaGaynor got their first ever #DoveAwards nominations Wednesday from the Gospel Music Association. Christian artists @ZachWilliams and @4KingandCountry are the leading artist nominees. The show airs Oct. 30 on @TBN.https://t.co/7o6A7EEMuN
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 13, 2020
The Dove Awards will premiere on Trinity Broadcasting Network on Oct. 30.
“Jesus Is King” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart while “Follow God” debuted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. All of the songs on Kanye’s album fell somewhere on the Hot 100 list. (RELATED: ‘Wash Us In The Blood’: Kanye West Releases First Track Since ‘Jesus Is King’)
Kanye explained why he released a gospel-based album in an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1.
“Music is my job,” he said at the time. “That’s why I’m putting out the album. Serving God in everything that I can do is my job. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m on the planet is to be in service and in fear, love, and service to God.”
This is great for Kanye. He might not be doing so well in the presidential race, but he’s still got music. “Jesus Is King” isn’t his best work, but maybe once all of this subsides we can get some better music from him.
We’ll just have to wait.