While many of his Rap siblings struggle to find relevancy on today”s chart, Jay Z holds steady as a market leader on all fronts yet again this year, thanks to the arrival of new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail“.
Now, meet us below to learn of how the Rapper and his pal Justin Timberlake ended Robin Thicke“s reign on this week”s Rhythmic Airplay Chart!
After watching Thicke“s “Blurred Lines” spend 10 weeks atop the tally, Jay”s “Holy Grail” latches on its heels and drags it from the top spot, going on to place itself at #1!
Enjoying sales of 1.4 million units, the cut marks the seventh Jay Z number to top the chart, with his first being 2000″s “Big Pimpin” and his second being the Beyonce backed “Bonnie & Clyde”.
More recently, his sixth time atop this chart came via his #1 single “Empire State of Mind“, which features “Unthinkable” songstress Alicia Keys– who joined the MC in watching the jam surpass sales of 5 million in August 2012.
“Holy Grail”, featuring Justin Timberlake, one, Sept. 21, 2013
“Suit & Tie”, Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z, two, April 13, 2013
“Empire State of Mind”, Jay-Z Alicia Keys, seven, Dec. 5, 2009
“Run This Town”, Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West, four, Oct. 17, 2009
“Crazy in Love”, Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, one, Aug. 9, 2003
“”03 Bonnie & Clyde”, featuring Beyonce, three, Jan. 4, 2003
“Big Pimpin”, featuring UGK, one, July 29, 2000