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Kanye West and Jay-Z Share the 'Throne' of Billboard Hot 200

August 18, 2011 (3:46 am) GMT
The 'Watch the Throne' duo make a grand entrance on the U.S. album chart by sitting at the top spot with 436,000 copies sold.
Kanye West and Jay-Z Share the 'Throne' of Billboard Hot 200

The hard works and did for their joint album including fighting hackers have finally paid off. Their mega duet "" has soared to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 by selling more than 436,000 copies in its opening week.

The huge number places the two rappers right behind as a musical act with the second-largest sales week of the year. The Mother Monster still holds the record with her latest studio installment "" which bowed 1.1 million last July.

In addition, Kanye and Jigga broke best first-week digital record held by . Back in 2008, the -fronted band scored the accolade by garnering 282,000 iTunes downloads of their album "", but now the MCs outdo them by shifting 321,000 downloads.

There are three other new entries on the chart besides "Watch the Throne". lands at No. 2 with "" (145,000), the latest "Now" compilation enters just behind the country album by sitting at No. 3 (110,000), and debuts at No. 8 with "" (26,000).

The former champs and move down to rounding up the top 5. The former who was atop the chart for multiple non-consecutive weeks occupies the fourth place with her "" (73,000). The former who sat at the penthouse just last week has to give it up and settle at the fifth with "" (37,000).

  1. "" - and (436,000)
  2. "" - (145,000)
  3. "Now 39" compilation - various artists (110,000)
  4. "" - (73,000)
  5. "" - (37,000)
  6. "" - (36,000)
  7. "" - (27,000)
  8. "" - (26,000)
  9. "" - (26,000)
  10. "Kidz Bop Kids 20" compilation - various artists (25,000)


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