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

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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).



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29 Comments

  1. mano

    MCHG we be this year best selling album. sorry Justin lol

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    X Reply:

    @mano, DOUBT IT

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    TRUTH Reply:

    @mano, Wait till Eminem comes out

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    diane Reply:

    @mano,Rolling Stone Magazine – Jay-Z Says Rappers Lie About Their Money, and He’s Right

    SO DOES HE! CIARA WAS NUMBER 1 LAST WEEK AND SHE STILL HAS THE NUMBER 1 R&B SONG IN THE COUNTRY. BODY PARTY IS A CLASSIC THAT WILL BE SOLD FOREVER AS LONG AS SHE PROMOTES IT!!! KING FUTURE AND QUEEN CIARA FOREVER!

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    Truth Reply:

    @diane, Calm down and stop worshing mediocre artists.

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    ash Reply:

    @Truth, hahahhhaha woooord

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    ewr Reply:

    @mano, subject the million that he purchased himself justin already sold more

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    diane Reply:

    @ewr, yep, when he couldn’t give away a million through samsung, his bey told him to do anything dirty to con people into believing she is still number 1. she told him the same thing when kelly and michelle didnt get to carry on as destiny child. she is country and dirty, and she doesnt fool me. I wish she and ciara could do a dance off, a beauty competition, and a singing competition – QUEEN CIARA WOULD WIN IN EVERY CATEGORY IN A MISS USA COMPETITION AGAINST HER.

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    Dadonroman Reply:

    @diane, Ciara’s last album ain’t better than Beyonce’s first. So stop all that talking. No Bey did not tell him. If you were a fan you’ll watch that interview where he sad the samsung deal was supposed to happen for Watch The Throne but Kanye wanted to put music out as they were proceeding instead of giving it all at once so he kept it for himself. And it’s all apart of his #newrules take on the industry. So instead of bad mouthing him, congratulate him. Maybe next time ciara can get a deal that’ll get her to give 500K fans her album first day of release.

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  2. Daniel

    LOL at Justin Timberlake selling 24,000 in a single week in July, 4 months after the album dropped. Some R&B/Hip-Hop artists WISH they could sell 24,000 on their release week, let alone a few months later. Props to JT on that one, can’t wait for 20/20 Experience 2/2! Shout out to J. Cole also for going gold, a great accomplishment for a great rapper! Jay-Z? More money for his pocket I suppose…..LMAO

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  3. Cole world.

    And around of an applause for jeremain!

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  4. JHP

    Congratulations to Hov for selling more than almost all of the young rappers in what’s about the 17th or 18th year of his career. As for Cole, it’s nice to see him so gold, he’s a great artist, and deserves all of his success. I hope Cole will go platinum a few months down the line. JT is in a league of his own as far as album sales go, even for a pop artist, especially a male, his sales are extraordinary. Only Adele, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift are matches for him sales-wise nowadays.

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  5. Kirk

    Congratulations to Jay and especially Cole. Born Sinner is my favorite release of the year. Good shit, my dude. Fayettenam!

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  6. iL0veee__

    Congrats to my Cole for going gold. I’m Like a big fan and there is nothing more exciting seeing an underdog rise to the top with no gimmicks but jus genuine storytelling music.
    *since PAC is his icon, he is proud

    Hov on the other hand, I all read new he was going to do good, because he is such a huge icon in the hip-hop industry so it’s no biggie

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  7. what

    Both albums still some trash

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  8. mano

    your mama trash lol where’s your album@What

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  9. diane

    When is the camel going to stop buying his own music and trying to con the public??? I dont even hear him at all on the radio so how can he be selling anything legitimately?

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    Dadonroman Reply:

    @diane, He’s been putting out great body of music since he was 26. People will always be hype about a new Jay Z offering. And not everyone listens to radio. The music on radio is awful.

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    flawda Reply:

    @diane, LOL at thinking radio is a reflection of the buying publics taste. Jay-z is an icon in the music business, he is bigger than radio.

    Ace Hood wack ass is all on radio and no one buys his album, wanna know why, he is a singles rapper. Jay-z music is based on complete albums, not singles

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  10. tray

    why is beyonce too scared to release a cd if she is really selling out statiums?

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    ♪►M•U•Z•Z•A•C◄♪ Reply:

    @tray, BITCH SHE GOT NEW MUSIC, SO OBVIOUSLY SHE COMING OUT WITH A NEW ALBUM YOU DUMB FUCK!

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    tray Reply:

    @♪►M•U•Z•Z•A•C◄♪, and country a-hole bey will flop again, even with millions spent on advertising, and with all those millions spent on dancers and light shows.

    Real great entertainers like Ciara, Chrisette Michelle, Kelly Rowland, and Keri Hilson perform with nothing but a couple of background singers and a band.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @tray,

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @tray, the fact that Ciara is at the top of your list of “real entertainer” is simply laughable and invalidates your entire statement…..
    /-)

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    Dadonroman Reply:

    @tray, She’s not scared she’s mastering her craft. Do you want a bullsh*t album or a classic. I heard she rejected over 50 songs from A-list songwriters. She’s the real deal.

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  11. J.Cole Goes GOLD, & Jay-Z Holds Onto Number One Spot | SEaT Capital

    [...] After exceeding sales of even platinum selling rapper Kanye West earlier in the month, J. Coles ‘Born Sinner’ has now reached GOLD rankings in just one month. In the United States, half a million sales is required before reaching Gold status, and the rapper’s album reached this goal in selling an incredible 506,000.  [...]

  12. Andre

    Ace Hood’s album was actually a great effort. But the struggle these days tho to even get 2nd :’ Congrats J Cole!

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  13. Hov

    Ace Hood wake up in that new Honda LMAO HAAHAHAHA

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    ash Reply:

    @Hov, hahaha omg

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