Much like last year’s romp through the CCM, billionaire rap mogul, fashion designer and professing Christian for the last two years Kanye West did a clean sweep of all the categories for best Christian and gospel music, winning all the awards at the Billboard music awards in the categories he was nominated in by going 6 for 6 from his album Donda.
Last year West won Top Gospel Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Songs, beating Kirk Franklin, Bethel Music, Hillsong United, Casting Crowns and Skillet for the title. This year, he added two more victories, winning Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song.
In doing so, he defeated Maverick City Music, Lauren Daigle, Carrie Underwood, Phil Wickham, Elevation Worship, Cece Winans, Kirk Franklin and For King and Country with songs like ‘Praise God’ and ‘Hurricane’
Because the Billboard awards are in large part based on radio play and popularity, it’s telling that he would win many awards.
Though Kanye is a professing Christian, he’s had a hard go at it lately, indulging in publicly and erratic sinful behavior in the last few months that has seriously called into question his faith. Everyone should be praying for him.