Much has been made of Jay-Z’s million albums pre-sold to Samsung, but his first week sales impressive.
Jay pushed 528,208 units of his Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Ciara made a strong showing amid all the #MCGH promotion moving 57,515.
J. Cole and Kanye West sold 38,718 and 28,701 respectively. Wale had a 45% dip with The Gifted after debuting at number 1 when it debuted June 25.
Jay-Z has continued to generate discussion with his Samsung deal. He’s already moved a million units, which was recognized by the RIAA with a platinum plaque. Billboard magazine said it would only recognize individual units. Source