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Kanye West Debuts At #1 With 327k Sold

Posted by: Joe DeAndrea (06/25/13)
Kanye West's Yeezus sold 327,000 copies in its first week which will give him the number 1 spot on the Billboard chart.
It's official: Kanye West's new album "Yeezus" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 327,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest week for a rap album since Drake's "Take Care" arrived with 631,000 at No. 1 in November of 2011.
 
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06:55 PM on 06/25/13
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Was hoping it would do more, but that's still impressive for no single whatsoever. Was more shocked that J. Cole was so close.
06:56 PM on 06/25/13
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Was hoping it would do more, but that's still impressive for no single whatsoever. Was more shocked that J. Cole was so close.
was hoping easy mac would out sell that dude
07:02 PM on 06/25/13
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Wow, I'm actually surprised that number wasn't higher. Good for him though, it's a fantastic record.
07:04 PM on 06/25/13
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On first thought I thought it would be higher, but thinking about it, considering he did no real promo - except apparition videos - had no single, album art, pre-orders...anything, I'd have to say no one else could put up those numbers under those conditions. Impressive. The man is a genius.
07:07 PM on 06/25/13
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The top 3 albums of the week were all rap albums with a total around 700k. Pretty awesome week for hip hop in general.

07:07 PM on 06/25/13
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i wonder what it would've been if the record hadn't leaked.
07:16 PM on 06/25/13
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i wonder what it would've been if the record hadn't leaked.
Probably about the same, once the album is out, it becomes torrentable. People would've just waited to download it for free.
07:29 PM on 06/25/13
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Jay-Z will probably top that number. Still good for Ye. J Cole sucks.
07:36 PM on 06/25/13
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Jay-Z will probably top that number. Still good for Ye. J Cole sucks.
Depends how they count the promo thing with Shitsung.
07:36 PM on 06/25/13
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Jay-Z will probably top that number. Still good for Ye. J Cole sucks.
even with the samsung thing not counting.... yeah, probably....i could see him still pumping out a solid 500k.
07:37 PM on 06/25/13
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Depends how they count the promo thing with Shitsung.
they aren't going to be counting it at all it seems
07:41 PM on 06/25/13
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I guess every year people are buying less and less cds
07:42 PM on 06/25/13
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Depends how they count the promo thing with Shitsung.
yeah like Jake said I'm 99% certain the Samsung stuff isn't going to count. But the majority of Americans have iPhones anyways and even Samsung users/Jay-Z fans will pick it up on CD or whatever. I don't think it'll sell much more than Kanye, but he's never sold less than 400k copies of an album since 1998's Vol.2 which moved 350k first week. So basically his last 8 records have sold 400k+ first week haha.
07:44 PM on 06/25/13
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Though i doubt none of you will agree, i think J.Cole's new album is an instant classic! While Yeezus, though different and interesting, just doesnt have alot of replay value to me (though "Im In It" is my jam)
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