Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Poised To Be 2nd Best Debut Of 2013
*To congratulate her husband Jay-Z on his platinum album “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” Beyonce posted a picture (above) of him as a child on her Instagram page with the caption, “Bow Down,” followed by “Platinum #MagnaCarta.”
Although, Billboard refused to accept Jay-Z’s 1 million free downloads by Samsung as part of Magna Carta Holy Grail‘s first week sales numbers, the magazine is reporting that the album will still push enough units to claim the top spot on its album chart.
Currently, Magna Carta is predicted to push 350,000 – 400,000 copies in the week ending July 14. This debut will be the second highest of the year behind his “Holy Grail” collaborator Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience which opened with 968,000 copies sold first week. It would be ahead of the next two top opening weeks, Kanye West’s Yeezus (327,000) and Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (339,000).
Jigga man will score his 13th number one album on the Billboard 200. Only The Beatles’ 19 chart-toppers bests Jay’s total.
Magna Carta Holy Grail will be the fourth consecutive Hip Hop album to lead the albums chart.
Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation has four LP’s that were created by artists associated with the label. Yeezus debuted at number one followed the next week by The Gifted by Wale of Roc Nation management. J. Cole’s Born Sinner is expected to rise to the top spot this week after sitting at #2 the two previous weeks.