ENTERTAINMENT

Kanye West dropped a new album on Christmas and called it — what else? — ‘Jesus Is Born’

Dec 26, 2019, 6:32 AM
INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley M...
INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)
(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)

(CNN) — Kanye West is back at it.

West, who just dropped his album “Jesus Is King” in October, followed it up with another album — “Jesus Is Born.”

Sensing a theme?

The album’s primary artist is listed as the Sunday Service Choir, a gospel collective featuring West, which has also performed in his Sunday Service hip-hop and gospel pop-up events.

The album features 19 songs — including a cover of West’s own “Ultralight Beam” and “Balm In Gilead,” a traditional gospel song.

West hinted at the album back in October, when he told Zane Lowe in an interview for Beats 1 that the album was coming.

“Jesus Is Born” is another move in the gospel-rap direction for West, who began being vocal about his faith journey this year. While working on “Jesus Is King,” the rapper even asked collaborators not to engage in premarital sex while involved with the album.

While he used to rap extensively about that subject, it’s clear West is a changed man. But he’s also come under fire from fans, after he came out in support of Donald Trump in 2018 and called slavery a choice.


The-CNN-Wire
™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

Entertainment

...
Mark Jones

Soap box derby set for Saturday in Daybreak

Daybreak will host the second annual Soap Box Derby on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
25 days ago
Nicolas Cage as “Nick Cage” contemplates his career in Mallorca, Spain in “The Unbearable Wei...
KellieAnn Halvorsen

FAN EFFECT REVIEW: “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is a hilarious grown-up comedy with an emphasis on grown-up

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is a wonderfully weird, insightfully intelligent, and absolutely hilarious grown-up action-comedy. 
25 days ago
Garth Brooks Salt Lake...
Simone Seikaly

Garth Brooks sells out second Salt Lake concert in 45 minutes

It was the second time in less than a year that Garth Brooks sold that many tickets for a Salt Lake City concert so quickly.
25 days ago
FILE - Alec Baldwin performs emcees the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala at...
MORGAN LEE Associated Press

New Mexico fines ‘Rust’ for willful gun safety failures

Inspectors say Rust production managers took limited or no action to address two rifle misfires of blank rounds on set prior to the fatal shooting.
27 days ago
Netflix subscribers...
MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer

Netflix aims to curtail password sharing, considers ads

Netflix says it will try to minimize password sharing and consider creating a low-cost subscription supported by advertising.
27 days ago
Sistine chapel exhibition...
Samantha Herrera

Sistine Chapel exhibition coming to Salt Lake

Ceiling frescos from the Sistine Chapel are reproduced and presented in a viewer-friendly way in this exhibition
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

Prescription opioid...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: Key Information Before the Filing Deadline

Businesses can receive a credit of up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and up to $21,000 per employee in 2021.
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Kanye West dropped a new album on Christmas and called it — what else? — ‘Jesus Is Born’