News: Jay Z's "Magna Carta" Gets Edged Out Of No. 1, Rich Gang Outperforms First-Week Sales Projections
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 2:07PM
Rap mogul Jay Z has to settle for having the second most popular album in the country this week as his Magna Carta Holy Grail fell behind Latin singer Selena Gomez's debut.
According to reports, Jigga's 77,000 third-week sales were not enough to dominate its competition.
This week, Selena Gomez collects her first No. 1 title on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of "Stars Dance." The Hollywood Records release sold 97,000 copies in its first week -- a career-high frame for the singer. Gomez bumps Jay Z's "Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail" down to No. 2 with 77,000 (down 40%). It had ruled the list for two weeks. (Billboard)
Cash Money Records compilation Rich Gang also landed in the Top 10.
Next up in the top 10 is the "Rich Gang" compilation from Young Money and Cash Money Records, which starts at No. 9 with 24,000. It's the highest-charting hip-hop compilation since the "Good Music Cruel Summer" set ranked at No. 7 on Oct. 13, 2012. (It debuted at No. 2 the week previous.) (Billboard)
Earlier this month, Young Hov celebrated his new album dominating its competition on the sales charts.
Rap mogul Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted atop the competition at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Jigga's new solo album has sold 527,000 records in week one. (SOHH)
Initial sales projections had the YMCMB expected to push up to 21,000 copies.
Hollywood's Selena Gomez will have her very first #1 debut on next week's chart. That should entitle her to a cake or something, right? Here are this week's key debuts: Selena Gomez (Hollywood) 95-105k Marc Anthony (Sony Music Latin) 30-35k Rich Gang (Cash Money/Republic) 18-21k (HITS Daily Double)
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