As expected, Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail‘ roars in at # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with an astounding 528,000 units sold this week in the US – 2013′s second biggest sales frame after Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience‘ bounded in with 968,000 units sold in its first week.
‘Magna Carta‘ thus becomes the Hip Hop mogul’s 13th Billboard # 1 album, extending his record as the solo vocalist with the most number one albums in the history of the Billboard Charts. Only The Beatles stay ahead of him with 19 # 1 albums.
Jay-Z and Timberlake also make a splash on the Hot 100, as their duet ‘Holy Grail‘ from ‘Magna Carta‘ makes a hot-shot début at # 8 – this year’s second highest début on the chart following Bauuer’s ‘Harlem Shake‘ which debuted at # 1 earlier this year. ‘Holy Grail‘ sold 196,000 downloads to arrive at # 3 on the Digital Songs Chart.
At # 2 on the Billboard 200, the Princess Of Crunk-n-B Ciara makes a much-deserved comeback with her highest charting album in almost 8 years. The self-titled ‘Ciara‘ sold over 59,000 units this week, thus becoming her fourth top 3 set, and her highest charting set since 2006′s ‘The Evolution‘ which debuted at # 1. She entirely missed out on the top 40 with her last album, with 2010′s ‘Basic Instinct‘ debuting at a surprising # 44 with over 37,000 units sold.
Over at the Hot 100 Singles Chart, soul-crooner Robin Thicke continues his reign for a 6th week in a row with the Pharrell and TI-assisted ‘Blurred Lines‘ which refuses to show any signs of slowing down. The song tops the Radio Songs Chart for a second week in a row, as well as the Digital Songs Chart for a 7th week in a row, selling another 384,000 digital downloads this week, taking the total sales of the single to over 3 million plus.
The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :
1. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and TI
2. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell
3. We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
4. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
5. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore And Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
6. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly
7. Treasure – Bruno Mars
8. Holy Grail – Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake
9. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
10. Cups (When I’m Gone) – Anna Kendrick
The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :
1. Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay-Z
2. Ciara – Ciara
3. Born Sinner – J. Cole
4. Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line
5. Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
6. Yeezus – Kanye West
7. The Gifted – Wale
8. Don’t Look Down – Skylar Grey
9. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
10. The Heist – Macklemore And Ryan Lewis