LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay-Z is on course to achieve his 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, based on early sales estimates issued Wednesday.
"American Gangster" -- a disc inspired by the current No. 1 film at the North American box office -- sold about 179,000 copies Tuesday, according to preliminary Nielsen SoundScan data.
It was followed by R&B singer Chris Brown's second album "Exclusive" (107,000), and reigning champ the Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" (89,000). Garth Brooks' new "Ultimate Hits" claimed the fourth slot, with 61,000.
Final data will be released next Wednesday.
If Jay-Z locks his 10th No. 1, that will tie him with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most chart-toppers. Only the Beatles have more, with 19.
Jay-Z's last album, 2006's "Kingdom Come," opened atop the Billboard 200 last fall with 680,000 copies.
I don't think he will - Chris is hot - plus he plays cross over music for the young and old
JAY-Z is in A CLASS by HIMSELF!!!
jay is not worried about sales. he already proven himself to the public, now hes taking it to the streets.
Who the hell are The Eagles? NEVER heard of them...
THe eagles is a white group thats old I think but them white people love them and they don't bootleg...which may end up being Jays problem...I hope he reigns tho wit his whorish a**!
WHATEVER! They said the same thing about Britney's album but her album came out second! Brit will probably sell more than Jay when all is said & done.
Interesting..... I don't know anyone who has copped it yet. It's not even in the top 10 on Itunes which is a strong indicator. They need to make sure it is sales for American GAngster by Jayz or the orignal soundtrack!!! THey both dropped this week.
Well since it's not on Itunes that may have something to do with it not being on the ITunes top ten
GO JAY!!! IT'S THE ROC YOU BIATCHES!!!!
U betta watch out J....
I have his album and i must say i Love It!
Well he probably bought half of em the man is worth like almost 500 million so I wouldnt put it past him. I aint buying the album I'll download it off limewire cuz he dont need any more money and its not like he is donating the proceeds to charity. Come on you super rich do something good with the money.
Its not on Itunes because Jay doesnt want them to sell it or some sh!t I read that on [SPAM]. com
all hip hop . com dont *** spam me MTO!
Its funny how some people don't dive credit when credit is due bacause Chris Brown may have the little girls but Jay has a much bigger fanbase look at The Eagles they sold 700,000 + with their new album and they aint been on TRL or 106 not 1 time.... Congrats Jay Z u that ***
The Eagles are not TRL or or 106 marketable. They are too old. Look at the numbers they are only int he one hundred thousands. Music is falling off.
Well I can speak for myself, me and a couple people from my job went and got the cd yesterday and it is hot, and Chris Brown still had a whole lot of Cd's on the shelf and Cassidy also had all his on the shelf but Jay-Z had a whole rack and like three cds in each column, so somebody has been copin American Gangster like crazy, and as far as Britney Spears selling more than him, he already sold half of what she did in 2 days, So we shall see.
Good Luck Jay,
Go out there and make Billboard Hip Hop & Black History! GO JAY!!!
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J will lose, he's garbage and his old self needs to sit it on down.........fall back J let the youngns through....no one want to hear all your stories about you hustlen' almost 20 yrs. ago.....bye J, retire. Start really producing your artists, cause they are not happy with you.....
should be ashamed big jay!
struggling with a lil kid like chris dat aint come of his mum's [EXPLETIVE]!
The Eagles have already sold 700,000 thousand albums so what are you talking about?
I can't believe he sold that many who listens to this creep? Rappers all put out the same ***, singing about money, how badly to treat a woman, the police. It is not original that's why it will finally die and I for one can't wait. At least that gansta rap, it has to go,it's horrible.
holla you go boy...but i wanna see chris album sale to .....
Jay-Z aka Joe Camel- needs to retire- sit down- he album stinks. The Eagles will take it. Unless Jay does like he did with the last album and buys a few hundred thousand to make his sales look good. Jay-Z is shallow enough to do that. Joe Camel sit down. Marry B and dissappear for a while
*** needs to advertise
i think if people new he had a album
they'd save their little show box dollars and buy it on the release date...
i just found out his album dropped yesterday
that is not true Jay won't be #1 because i was listening to shade 45 and they said the eagle's were going to be #1 on the billboard chart beating out britney spears. they said the eagles already sold like 700,000 copies and that was only from Walmart. Jay needs to go somewhere and sit his camel looking self down somewhere and drink some water. LOL
GOOO JIGGA MAN!!! =) I bought 2 copies one for me and my honey bunny lol It was his money but hey
Jay should have stayed retired! He said he learned from Michael Jordan, but he didn't. He went and did the same thing.
Jay Z'z album is one of the best rap albums of the year. His lyrics make sense, he is on top of his craft and this is an album folks can play from start to finish. So glad American Gangster arrived!
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The Eagles are an American rock band. According to the RIAA, their album, Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, is the best selling album in U.S. history, with around 30 million copies sold. Thriller is second, with 27 million copies sold.
Itunes did have it on there as a Pre-Order. I'm not sure what went down in the end.
American Gangster is the hotness, cut the ***! I copped it on Tuesday and haven't listened to anything else since I bought it.
...I'm mad so many of y'all don't know who the Eagles are! ***, I'm not THAT old and I know who the hell they are. SMH...
As I stated before, I'm not wasting my dollars for Jay-Z. I rather put it in my 401k.
A dollar today is worth more than a Dollar tomorrow.
IT'S ALL THE WAY FOR JAY-Z WITH ME and don't even ask!
i think that iz amzing wow
jay-z is da man is is so *** good he got this one in the bag lolz