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Jay-Z On Pace To Tie Elvis For Most #1 Albums

Posted By on November 8, 2007

Jigga, Hov, or as most people know him, Jay-Z is slated to tie with Elvis Presley's charts record if his new album American Gangster hits No. 1 on Billboard next week, as is expected.

The album will be his 10th Billboard chart-topper, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart, released today (November 7). That will tie him with Elvis for second place among artists with the most No. 1 albums. The Beatles hold the top spot with 19.

Unweighted sales for American Gangster stood at 179,000 yesterday, according to the Building Chart's panel of reporters. That's the third largest figure seen on the Wednesday Building Chart since SoundScan began compiling it in September. Only Kanye West's first-day numbers for Graduation (437,000) and 50 Cent's Curtis (310,000) scored bigger.

Billboard estimates that the merchants who report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart — Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, CircuitCity, iTunes, Border's, Target, Anderson Merchandisers, and Handleman Co. — represent 79% of the U.S. retail market.

  • Real Talk

    She’s too old to be a lessy


    Album Is good For Going To Sleep Too! Def Not One of Hovas Best

  • ursocalledgod

    sooooo he DID give hime 20 million..smh an advance is just like a loan and it came out of rock nations / jays pockets. he never said he gifted him anything.