Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint 3’ Breaks Elvis’ Record

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Jay-Z has one up on Elvis. The rapper’s latest album The Blueprint 3 has shattered a record previously held by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Based on sales figures from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 moved over 476,000 copies in its first week of release, easily giving him his 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

The Blueprint 3 pushes him ahead of Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most No. 1 albums in the 50-plus-year span of the Billboard 200. Hov is second only to the Beatles, who have 19 chart-toppers, with the most No. 1 albums among all acts.

The Blueprint 3 wasn’t the only Jay-Z debut this week. The Blueprint Collector’s Edition, Def Jam’s repackaging of the original Blueprint and The Blueprint 2, enters at No. 30 with 14,000 units sold.



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24 Comments

  1. T-Maine

    Sick

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  2. bass_man

    I don’t think people really understand how big of a deal this is.

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  3. Andre Le Dale

    Black History came late this year: In the words of Hova himself “Mama I Made It” Congrads Mr. Beyonce.

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  4. Twitter.com/Urban_Prince

    who would’ve thought a rapper would break a record set by Elvis. pretty big achievement…

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  5. BLUEPRINT 3 is so hot!

    Congratulation Jigga man!! For all the hard work and breaking records thing, he definitely deserves way more awards!!

    And the Blueprint 3 is a damn hot album!! go and get it now!

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  6. keyjhad

    yeah early this week they been criticize this album giving it 2stars and saying is mediocre,lol today is number UNO and did better than ELVIS,shame on them ahhhhhhh in ur face

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  7. J

    “I just got 10 number one albums, maybe now 11″

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  8. Blybird

    Congradulations to Mr Jay Z on reaching this milestone in his life. This is a real good album, good selection of artist and good productions.
    Special congradulations to those 2 young duds from VA., The Inkredibles. Keep hitting da boards !!!!!

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  9. hellosinjin

    Wait til Mariah carey tops the charts.

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  10. s hood

    Yes! This dude is the business. My hero for real! Only dude out of these ‘rappers’ that can kill it and this just proved it!

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  12. kaymoney

    Brooklyn we did it again

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  13. DMoney

    Congrats dude. I had to cop it. It’s the only album I work out to right now. Just plain ole sick.

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  14. Jim Burrows

    Pretty good achievement, especially when considering how much Jay Z himself appreciates Presley, the guy whose records everyone wants to surpass.

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  15. GooN_K6

    Elvis est quand même meilleur que Jay Z…

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  16. Chicago

    elvis aint shit but a thief

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  17. wateva

    he bought his own records to make it number one.

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  18. el capiton

    big deal ludacris did the same thing 3 years in a row! they need to start gettin rappers not these radio abusers!

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  19. compton dude

    blueprint 3 is a mutha fucken sick ass album!!…..GO COP THAT SHIT RIGHT NOW!!!!
    BEST ALBUM OF 2009…i just bought 5 albums…1 for my car, 1 for my house, 1 for my condo, 1 for work, and 1 for my baby moms!!!!

    BREAKING ELVIS RECORDS…COMES TO SHOW THAT RAP/HIP HOP AINT DEAD…….

    JAY-z MY NIGGA….

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  20. bug

    everyone hates on him for doing something big why dont ppl just praise for putting out another classic…at least he aint talking about jerkin and skinny jeans hes trying to save hip-hop and ppl need to appreciate it..and everyone who is hating lets so you put out a album that can even sell 10,000 units or even 100 units

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  21. Promise

    Um bp3 is super this is what rap needed the skinny jeans and colorful shoes we killinng my beloved hip-hop props also to em – in my view – the sickest around 650k in the first week killing even bp3 with relapse cant w8 for relapse2 later in the summer – i say the summer coz it november is summer in south africa.

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  22. jimmy

    jay is going for the all time record fuck it why not he could break the bettles record he still has alot in him and i dont see him losing his ability to make more great albums. look at eminem his album is wack, 50 cent’s album is wack seems like everybody is running out of ideas exept for HOVA THE GOD the greatest rapper alive.

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  23. GREG B

    GIVE ME A BREAK COMPARING JZ TO ELVIS IS
    LIKE COMPARING THE BEATLES TO TINY TIM
    REMEMBER (TIP TOE THROUGH THE TULIPS)
    WHEN ELVIS WAS PUTTING OUT RECORDS ALL
    THE REAL ARTIST WERE MAKING SONGS!!
    ELVIS WAS ON TOP THEN AND REMAINS ONE THE
    BIGGEST SELLING ARTIST OF ALL TIME!!
    LETS SEE IF ANYONE REMEMBERS HIM 30 PLUS YEARS
    AFTER HES DEAD!!.

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  24. Theodore

    THE DYNASTY LIVES ON. TELL THEM, THE PROPHECY IS TRUE

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