17 07 13

Jay-Z, a streaming non-holdout, hits 527k US first-week album sales

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Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ album sold 527k copies in the US alone in its first week on sale – higher than industry analysts had expected, with predictions a few weeks ago that it’d sell up to 400k first-week copies.

It’s more than his last two albums, ‘The Blueprint 3’ (476k in 2009) and Kanye collaboration ‘Watch The Throne’ (436k in 2011), and the second-biggest debut-week sales for an album in 2013 behind Justin Timberlake’s 968k for ‘The 20/20 Experience’ and ahead of Daft Punk’s 339k for ‘Random Access Memories’.

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Stuart Dredge
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