Kanye West Wins Grammy With ‘Jesus Is King’ Album And Twitter Reacts! Following Sunday’s 2021 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, hosted by Jhené Aiko, Jesus Is King, Kanye West’s 2019 album emerged victorious in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category. Other nominees for this category included Cody Carnes’ Run to the Father, We the Kingdom’s Holy Water, Hillsong Young & Free’s All of My Best Friends and Tauren Wells’ Citizen of Heaven. This becomes the 22nd Grammy win across Kanye West’s undeniably influential and provocative career.
However, as some fans would have it, Jesus Is King turned out to be quite a divisive effort. The album proved Kanye West’s deepest musical adherence yet to crafting a listening experience focused on his take on Christianity at least lyrically speaking. The album’s production, however, exceeded the expectations of many people including critics who were at first critical about the record’s underwhelming lyrical content and/or put off by the Trump-centered headlines that infiltrated the JIK era. The production received praise from fans and critics alike.
“There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessey had done for me, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in that I’m no longer a slave, I’m a son now, a son of God,” West revealed to Zane Lowe in a JIK-promoting Apple Music interview in 2019. “I’m free. The most space that I had to think is when I went to the hospital.”
After Jesus Is King, Kanye West dropped Jesus Is Born album featuring the Sunday Service Choir, in early January 2020. The rapper released called “Nah Nah Nah,” a new song last year, amid his ultimately failed presidential run.
Upon learning of the news about Kanye’s win, Twitter users had the following to say;
kanye west really won a whole grammy after doing this 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/Lw7yefWAUo— mariano 🦦⁶𓅓 (@TheRapAgenda) March 14, 2021
Kanye bout to pee in that one too and then submit his work next year— Tri ⁷ (@THEEEhottie) March 14, 2021
It’s actually pretty fucked up that Kanye West literally peed on a Grammy and won one, but The Weeknd decides to do a career-defining performance & was disregarded.— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) March 14, 2021
HOW KANYE PISS ON GRAMMY AND STILL WIN 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/3UtmZSgUjH— lil gekk (@gekkingga2) March 14, 2021