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Jay-Z and Kanye West Reach Gold with Watch the Throne

Jay-Z and Kanye West Reach Gold with Watch the Throne

The rap kings remain at the top spot on the charts.

Published August 24, 2011

In its second week on the charts, Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne is justifying its claims to royalty with certified Gold status.

The collaboration LP sold an additional 175,000 copies last week, bringing the total to 613,000 and easily securing the number one spot on the Billboard 200 for the second week in a row.

This time around it was physical retailers who drove the sale of Hov and 'Ye's opus, whereas an iTunes exclusive during the first four days of release initially made the album largely a digital phenomenon. In the first full week of both physical and digital sales, 65 percent of copies were purchased at brick and mortar outlets.

(Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for VEVO)

Written by Reggie Ugwu

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