Jay-Z’s No. 1 ‘Magna Carta’ extends rap’s hot streak

Imageay-Z’s chart-topping Magna Carta Holy Grail isn’t just a personal triumph for the hip-hop baron. It’s another victory lap for rap.

The genre is on a hot streak this summer.

Magna Carta sold 528,000 copies its first week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. For the first time, four different rap albums have consecutively held the No. 1 spot.

Kanye West’s Yeezus was the first, followed by Wale’s The Gifted and J. Cole’s Born Sinner.

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