Kanye West's long-awaited 'Jesus Is King' debuts at No. 1, tying Eminem's record

In the end, they propelled the rapper's latest album, released Oct. 25, to debut at No. 1.

The gospel-inspired album is West's ninth in a row to open at the top of the Billboard 200, putting him in a tie with Eminem for the most consecutive No. 1s, Billboard says.

The Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. On the new chart, set to be released Tuesday, "Jesus Is King" earned 264,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 31, according to Nielsen Music. Of that, 109,000 were in album sales; the rest were largely from streaming activity.

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