Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘Watch the Throne’ Retains No. 1 Spot of Billboard 200
Hip-hop kings Jay-Z and Kanye West continue to hold down the throne of the Billboard 200 album chart for the second consecutive week as their duet album 'Watch the Throne' moved 177,000 units. The collection has now reached Gold-certification status with total sales now reaching over 613,000 copies.
Now 'Throne' did endure a 59 percent sales drop from last week after their impressive debut of selling 436,000 copies. But that's to be expected since the album was first sold exclusively online through iTunes before hitting other digital stores and brick-and-mortar retailers. This week's tally reflects its seven-day total of both digital and retail sales combined.
However, Hov and Yeezy may not be able to hold on to the No. 1 spot for too long with Game's 'The R.E.D. Album' in stores this week and Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated album 'Tha Carter IV' arriving at digital stores on Monday (Aug. 29) at midnight.
It going to be interesting to see who will reign the sales throne next week. Stay tuned!