Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail' Stays at Billboard 200's No. 1
Jay-Z's "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" is still unbeatable, as it stays at the very top spot on Billboard 200. The rapper's latest album debuted at the same position last week after selling 528,000. This week, Nielsen SoundScan reported that the album managed to sell additional 129,000 copies.
"Magna Carta... Holy Grail" is the first rap album in nearly two years to spend two consecutive weeks at the chart's No. 1. The last rap album to have its second week at the highest position was Lil Wayne's 2011 release, "Tha Carter IV".
Debuting behind Jay-Z's masterpiece is Sara Bareilles' "The Blessed Unrest". The "Brave" singer's fourth LP hits the chart's No. 2 after selling 68,000 copies. Kidz Bop Kid's "Kidz Bop 24" bows at No. 3 with 62,000 in sales.
Fourth placer Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" gives the rapper his best sales week and highest charting album as it sells 34,000. Going down from last week's No. 4 to this week's No. 5 is Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times". The country duo's newest album has sold additional 31,000 copies.
Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" sits at No. 6 with 28,000. Former first placer J. Cole's "Born Sinner" plunges from No. 3 to No. 7 with 27,000. The soundtrack to Disney's TV movie, "Teen Beach Movie", has made its way to the chart's No. 8 after selling 25,000.
Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" climbs from No. 13 to No. 9 with 24,000. Rounding out the top 10 is Cody Simpson's "Surfers Paradise". The Australian pop singer's second LP sold 24,000 copies in its first week.
- "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" - Jay-Z (129,000)
- "The Blessed Unrest" - Sara Bareilles (68,000)
- "Kidz Bop 24" - Kidz Bop Kids (62,000)
- "Trials & Tribulations" - Ace Hood (34,000)
- "Here's to the Good Times" - Florida Georgia Line (31,000)
- "Night Visions" - Imagine Dragons (28,000)
- "Born Sinner - J. Cole (27,000)
- "Teen Beach Movie" Soundtrack (25,000)
- "The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake (24,000)
- "Surfers Paradise" - Cody Simpson (24,000)
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