Jesus Is King follows Kanye West's studio album, ye, which he released in June of 2018 as part of his prolific "Wyoming Sessions" that included a string of albums that he produced for Pusha-T, Nas and Teyana Taylor. Following a Christian theme exhibited on the singles "Follow God" and "Closed On Sunday," it simultaneously topped five separate US charts including the Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums, making West the first artist to do so. "Now that I'm in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me," he told Zane Lowe. Kanye's embrace of faith shouldn't come as a huge surprise. After all, he did christen himself Yeezus, and there are songs of faith throughout his entire catalog. Jesus Is King includes diverse guest appearances by Ty Dolla $, Ant Clemons, Clipse, Kenny G, Fred Hammond and the Sunday Service Choir.