Was there any surprise that Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 wouldn’t hit #1 on Billboard? In it’s first week alone, BP3 pushed 475,670 units. Not only are the numbers impressive but this also makes Jay-Z the first solo artist EVER to have 11 #1 albums. “Jigga held you down 11 summers damn!”.
In other album sale news, Raekwon’s Only Built For Cuban Linx 2 sold a cool 67,625 albums, which I guess isn’t bad for having no mainstream singles. In fact if you compare it to Slaughterhouse’ dud which dropped a few weeks back, there only at 33,180 copies. Me thinks Royce, Joel and Crooked I are going to be kicking out Joey out soon.
Fab’s album Loso’s Way, which is the most generic album in rap history, sold a little over 200k. Honestly, Fabolous needs to call it quits, he ain’t no artist.