Jay Z
7.24.2013 Uncategorized

Jay Z Remains No. 1, J. Cole Goes Gold

Jay Z wears the crown for a second week as Magna Carta… Holy Grail remains the No. 1 album in the country.

The album tops the Billboard 200 for a second week, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The figures represent a 76 percent decline from its opening week (528,000).

According to Billboard, it’s the first rap album in nearly two years to spend two weeks at No. 1 following Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV in September 2011.

Ace Hood scores his best debut yet with Trials & Tribulations, which enters at No. 4 with 34,000. His previous best sales week was 2011’s Blood Sweat & Tears, which debuted at No. 8 with 26,000.

J. Cole’s Born Sinner drops 3-7 (27,000), making the album gold with a total of 506,000 copies sold to date.

Justin Timberlake rounds out the top 10 with The 20/20 Experience, which jumps 13-9 (24,000).