Kanye West‘s long-awaited ninth studio album will officially see the light of day next week.

Sunday night, the seasoned producer and rap vet confirmed the effort’s release during a surprise appearance in Batesville, Indiana while attending an intimate Victory Boyd concert. At one point during the singer’s set, Ye took to the stage to announce that his forthcoming album, Jesus Is King, will arrive next Friday.

As previously reported, wife Kim Kardashian West teased a snapshot of what appeared to be the LP’s track listing and release date — September 27 — two weeks ago via Twitter. Ye doubled down on the legitimacy of the cryptic tweet by posting the same photo on his official website.

Now, the Grammy-winning artist has put all speculation to rest.

Dialing in at 12 songs, Jesus Is King is set to include cuts titled “Water” and “Garden,” which were previously debuted during Ye’s popular Sunday Service series.


Meanwhile, this past weekend, the Chicago lyricist brought the Sunday Service to the Atlanta, GA area and delivered a testimony about his personal relationship with God.

“The power of God can’t be calculated by a number, by a first-week sale, by a bank account, by how many cars you drive, by how big your house is and how many acres you got,” Ye told a roaring crowd in fan-captured footage.

Per Billboard, a handful of top tier acts were in attendance at the event, including Lil Yachty, T.I., Jermaine Dupri, 2 Chainz, Chris Tucker, and Nelly.

 

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Also, following his romantic Valentine’s Day serenade for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Kenny G confirmed that he has since been in the studio with the rapper, The Dallas Observer reports.

“[West] reached out to me and wanted me to come and do that,” the saxophonist said of the intimate Valentine’s Day performance, in which he surprised Kardashian by playing in their home surrounded by roses. “I didn’t know him real well, but I was obviously flattered. He could not have been more welcoming.”

Since then, Kenny G has joined West in the studio, although he wouldn’t confirm if the collaboration would appear on West’s newly-announced ninth LP, Jesus Is King. “I can’t really say much else because he doesn’t really want anyone to talk about music before he releases it,” he said. “Just suffice to say that we’re collaborating on some things, and nobody knows what’s going to happen.”

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