Not a rapper who is Christian, but a Christian rapper.
In addition to topping the Billboard 200, Anomaly holds the no. 1 spot on the gospel charts (his sixth album to do so) and the no. 1 spot on the Christian charts (his fifth album to do so). He is the first person to pull off this feat. And it very much is that: a feat.
The success of Anomaly is the latest evidence of a noticeable trend. Three Christian-centric films released this year — God’s Not Dead, Son of God, and Heaven Is for Real — pulled in stunning box-office returns, currently the 33rd-, 34th-, and 24th-highest-grossing films of 2014, respectively. It’s clear there is a market for Chrstian-themed pop culture.