527,000 sold marks the second biggest sales week of the year.
New rules, familiar results. Jay-Z may have embarked on a rather unorthodox way of releasing his latest effort, Magna Carta Holy Grail, but the success of the project is one he is all too familiar with. As expected MCHG has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart after selling a whopping 527,000 copies in its first week of sales, according to the numbers from Nielsen SoundScan.
This marks the fourth week in a row that a hip hop album has stood at the top of the charts, a recording setting feat of course. After Kanye West debuted at No. 1 with Yeezus, Wale's The Gifted held down the spot before passing the torch to J. Cole's Born Sinner. Now MGHC give the genre its first ever back-to-back-to-back-to-back chart toppers.
For Jay-Z this the 13th No. 1 album of his career, extending his record for the most chart-toppers for a solo act. It now moves him ever closer to the Beatles overall record of 19 No. 1s.
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