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Official: JAY-Z Tops Billboard 200 With ‘4:44’

Published: Monday 17th Jul 2017 by Sam


Another week, another win for JAY-Z.

After an ostentatious launch on TIDAL and a super swift issuing of Platinum plaque (thanks to Sprint), the rapper’s ‘4:44’ album finally impacted all outlets.

The move meant the LP would at last be subject to traditional tracking.

Now, with the numbers and charts tallied, it’s all sorts of official – Jigga is #1 on the Billboard 200.

On-par with initial forecast, Nielsen data shows that the much discussed project shifted 262,000 (sales plus streaming), with 172,000 being pure sales.

The feat extends the Hip-Hop titan’s record as the solo artist with the most #1 albums in the 61-year history of the Billboard 200 chart. He has 13, while Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand both have 11].

‘4:44’ also furthers Mr Carter’s  own record as the artist with the most debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200, as all of his albums have opened in the top slot.

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Congrats.

It’ll be interesting to see if the project has lengthy legs of longevity.

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. 👧 + ✈ = 💀 July 17, 2017

    Fraudulent

  2. DanYiel Iman July 17, 2017

    Congratulations Sir!!

  3. Gee July 17, 2017

    As always this blog likes to embellish everything with The Carters if you guys did your homework you would know that Jay-Z has debuted at the top of the album charts since 1997 with his volume 1 album. Where as his debut album Reasonable Doubt peaked at number 3 on the billboard album chart. Just some history for you.

    • Jazzy July 17, 2017

      Right. They definitely just made something up smh

  4. SMH July 17, 2017

    The new Payola King.

  5. Theman July 17, 2017

    He officially earned another number one album lol..

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