Jay-Z and Kanye West’s debut collaboration, “Watch The Throne,” has landed on top of the Soundscan charts, selling over 436,078 units. The multiplatinum superstars also reached number one on iTunes in 23 countries.
Next up for Yeezy and Hov is their highly-anticipated 24-city North American tour, set to kick off in Atlanta on October 28.
Nero claim their first Official Singles number one as the indie/dubstep ‘Promises’, flies straight to the top of the new chart. Featured in the BBC’s influential Sound Of 2011 poll, the duo scored their first Official Charts hit this January with ‘Me & You’ debuting at number 15.
In the Official Albums Chart, Amy Winehouse holds firm at number one for a third week with ‘Back To Black’ while her debut ‘Frank’ slips one place to this week’s number four.
Meanwhile Jay-Z and Kanye West score this week’s highest new albums’ entry with their collaboration ‘Watch The Throne’ straight in at number three
‘Watch The Throne’ shot to No. 1 on iTunes album sales charts on its first day of release Monda in the U.S & U.K as well as 21 other countries including Australia, Mexico, New Zealand. and multiple European territories.
In related news Jay-Z and Kanye West dedicated a track off their new album, ‘Watch the Throne’, to a slain college student.
“Murder to Excellence” starts off with Jay-Z saying, “This is to the memory of Danroy Henry. Too much enemy fire to catch a friendly.”
Henry, a student at Pace University in New York who went by the nickname DJ, was shot by police in October during a disturbance outside a bar.
Jay-Z and Kanye’s ‘Watch The Throne’ is on track to sell at least 400,000 to 500,000 copies in its first week in the U.S., according to reports.
That would instantly become the second-largest sales week of the year, behind Lady Gaga’s 1.1 million opener for “Born This Way.”
Billboard say that predicting the exact first week numbers is complex. Explaining:
Predicting “Throne’s” first week is tricky because of its unique release rollout. Traditionally, albums drop to all retailers on Tuesdays. However, “Throne” secured a Monday street date, but only through iTunes. So, its first four days of release will consist mostly of sales via Apple (with physical street-date violation sales mixed in), while the remaining three days of its first week will be a blend of physical and digital.
Def Jam have released the images for the ‘Watch The Throne’ album artwork. The press release reads:
The Deluxe packaging for Watch The Throne is high-end art created by acclaimed designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy. The softpack, when opened up, turns into a cross-like shape printed on gold mylar with Tisci’s patterns embossed throughout. The package also includes an 18-panel poster that features Tisci’s artwork as well as lyrics to the entire album. The CD is a special edition black colored disc which is not standard with normal packaging. In tune with his codes for Givenchy, Riccardo Tiscicreated an artwork that channels most of his aesthetics: symmetry, lightness, darkness, sharpness and 3D.
Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, will.i.am, Bruno Mars, and ?uestlove are to appear in an episode of The Cleveland Show about the Illuminati secret society.
Mike Henry, who voices Cleveland said:
“We have an episode where Kanye and will.i.am, playing himself, and Nicki Minaj, playing herself, and Bruno Mars, playing himself, and ?uestlove—they’re all part of the rap Illuminati, the secret group that controls pop culture.”
Executive producer Rich Appell explained:
“Cleveland inadvertently breaks into it and then it’s how he will either bring them down or they’ll bring him down. We have a couple of original songs with Kanye and will and Bruno, I mean, all of them, it was great.”
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