Their final sales figure may be days away from being announced, but Hip Hop titans Kanye West and J.Cole have much cause to celebrate today…thanks to sales they’ve already pulled in since last week.
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With only 50.65% of the sales in thus far, Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ can already boast of selling 203,907 units.
Epic, considering the fact the album has done so with the benefit of one music video (‘Power Trip‘) and a roll out that’s seen the star tour the country via ‘Dollar & A Dream’, accessing his fans directly with performances of his new material.
In helping his cause, the release of Nas’ remix to his moving ‘Let Nas Down’ has seen further close the gap between himself and Kanye West‘s ‘Yeezus’– currently 21,000 units way from outselling the LP.
However, with final sales yet to be published, it’s unlikely that will happen with Billboard Biz reporting ‘Yeezus’ will end the week with between 330,000 to 340,000 sold- no more than 50,000 units away from 290,000 ‘Sinner’ is set to shift come June 26th!
Watching it sales rise following the release of ‘Made Nas Proud’, Cole is set to come in at #2- 2 spots above Kelly Rowland‘s scorching album ‘Talk A Good Game’ which will definitely debut in the Top 5, shifting 36,949 thus far and set to double this figure once the final sales roll in.
Marking her second Top 5 debut – her first being with 2011’s ‘Here I Am‘ (#3), Rowland’s chart glory comes after sales of her debut album ‘Simply Deep’ edged nearer to sales of 3 million units worldwide and after ‘Game‘ received a glowing Metacritic score of 67/100, and after it peaked at #7 on the UK Urban Chart on Sunday.
In other chart news, after scoring airplay on last night’s episode of ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘, Elijah Blake & Common‘s ‘XOX’ re-enters the R&B digital chart, after scoring a peak of #12 on iTunes back in May.
Elsewhere, with 68,000 units sold in the last week, Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ reaches sales of 3,612,000 worldwide, while Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ hit the 5,335,000 mark as Emeli Sande‘s ‘Next To Me’ surpasses sales of 1 million units the same market!
Well done to all!