Kanye West releases "Jesus Walks" single
"Jesus Walks" is a hip hop song by American rap artist Kanye West.
It was released on May 25, 2004 as the third single from his debut album, The College Dropout. The song is built around a sample of "Walk With Me" as performed by the Arc Choir. "Jesus Walks" was well-received by music critics, who praised its compelling sonic atmosphere and boldness in its open embracement of faith. It was also met by widespread commercial recognition, as it peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming West's fourth consecutive top twenty hit in the United States.
The single was accompanied by three separate music videos, each of which visually interpreted a portion of its multifaceted context in different ways. "Jesus Walks" continues to be a crowd favorite and stands as one of the most performed songs by West, who has included it within all of his headlining tours. At the 47th Grammy Awards, "Jesus Walks" was awarded the Grammy for Best Rap Song.
1. "Jesus Walks" (Main) – 3:13
2. "Jesus Walks" (Clean) – 3:13