Final numbers are in this morning, and Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail lands at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 527,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Magna Carta Holy Grail broke Spotify's record for most streams in its first week of release.
It's the second-largest sales frame of the year, so far. Justin Timberlake sold a whopping 968,000 with The 20/20 Experience earlier this year.
J. Cole slips to No. 3 selling 39,000 (478,000 total), Kanye West's Yeezus is at No. 6 with 29,000 (460,000 total), followed by Wale's The Gifted at No. 7 with 28,000 (237,000 total).
Earlier today, J. Cole's single "Power Trip" featuring Miguel has gone platinum. And Lil Wayne tops the 15 million mark in career album sales this week.
If you're curious about the best selling rap artists since 1991, here's are the revised numbers.
US top-selling rap artists since January 1991: #1 @Eminem 42,296,000 | #2 @S_C_ 29,500,000 | #3 @2pac 29,005,000 | #4 @Nelly_Mo 21,742,000.— Chart News (@chartnews) July 17, 2013