Kanye West’s switch to making Christian music allowed him to win his first Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association.
Yeezy’s song “Follow God” won for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year at the 2020 GMA Dove Awards on Friday (October 30). West celebrated his victory via Twitter, praising God multiple times in his tweet.
“Praise God,” he wrote. “Thank you so much #DoveAwards God continues to send encouragement Good is winning Things are changing Praise God.”
Praise God. Thank you so much #DoveAwards God continues to send encouragement Good is winning Things are changing Praise God pic.twitter.com/OYU12hBWX8
— ye (@kanyewest) October 31, 2020
The annual Dove Awards recognize the best Christian and Gospel music. West was nominated for three awards but lost in the Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year and Traditional Gospel Album of the Year categories.
Yeezy’s Jesus Is King was defeated by Miami duo Social Misfits Club’s MOOD // DOOM LP for Best Rap/Hip Hop album. The Clark Sisters’ The Return beat West and The Sunday Service Choir’s Jesus Is Born for the gospel album honors.
West’s award-winning “Follow God” single appeared on his Jesus Is King LP, which was released in October 2019. The project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming his ninth consecutive album to reach the top the chart in its first week.
“Follow God” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) in July. It peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100 and made it to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart.
Stream West’s “Follow God” below.