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.
- Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ Debuts At No. 1 (trentsetters.wordpress.com)
- Worldboss: Jay-Z Sets Records With ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ (atlantablackstar.com)
- Jay-Z Performs Songs from ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ to Fans (guardianlv.com)
- Jay-Z Tops Charts With ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ Making History For Hip Hop (highbrowhiphop.com)
- Magna Carter? Jay-Z Visits Salisbury To See His Album’s Namesake: The Magna Carta (contactmusic.com)
- Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 (bet.com)
- Jay-Z becomes Jay Z (guardian.co.uk)
- Jay-Z & Zane Lowe Talk Magna Carta Holy Grail pt. 4 | BBC Radio (niche1080.com)
- JAY-Z ‘Magna Carta Holy Grial ‘MCHG’ Goes Gold In First Week (alexixblog.wordpress.com)