Rapper Snoop Dogg’s gospel album tops gospel album charts

Snoop Dog Presents: Bible of Love, the new faith-based set from Snoop Dogg, flies in at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart (dated March 31) with 5,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music.

The 32-track double-album, Snoop Dogg’s first title on the tally, includes features by such gospel stalwarts as Erica Campbell, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett and Charlie Wilson

On the all-genre Billboard 200, where Bible opens at No. 148, Snoop snares his 25th entry, a sum that includes three No. 1s, starting with his 1993 debut, Doggystyle.

Snoop Dogg has also earned six No. 1s on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and even one on Reggae Albums: 2013’s Reincarnated, under the billing Snoop Lion.