Jay Z Falls to No. 2, Rich Gang Earns Top 10 Debut
Jay Z has been knocked from his throne. Magna Carta… Holy Grail falls to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week.
The hip-hop titan’s album sold 77,000 copies in its third week (down 40%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was bumped from the top spot by Selena Gomez, who earns her first No. 1 with Stars Dance (97,000).
Birdman and company’s Rich Gang compilation debuts at No. 9, selling 24,000 copies. It marks the highest-charting hip-hop compilation since G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer in 2012.
The year’s best-selling album, Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, slides 9-10 with 21,000.
Look for Robin Thicke to debut at the top of the charts next week with Blurred Lines featuring his No. 1 smash with T.I. and Pharrell.