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Watch The Throne Debuts At Number 1 – Sells 436,079 Copies First Week

August 17, 2011 · Posted in Business, news · 14 Comments 


Jay-Z and Kanye West have a lot to celebrate this week after their Watch The Throne album went staight in at Number 1 in 23 countries. According to HitsDailyDouble they sold 426,661 copies in the first week.

This album represents Jigga’s 12th Number 1 album and Kanye’s fifth.

UPDATE: Final Numbers are in:

Digital: 320,893
Physical: 115,186
Total: 436,079

Props: RR


14 Responses to “Watch The Throne Debuts At Number 1 – Sells 436,079 Copies First Week”

  1. Moe Nawaz on August 17th, 2011 1:43 am

    They just keep making money, will it ever stop? Haha let’s hope not!


  2. MzDinaaa on August 17th, 2011 3:04 am

    All of Kanye’s albums debuted at number one except for The College Dropout. I love it!


  3. shade on August 17th, 2011 6:43 am

    question: does the number also count itunes sells or just physical copy sells?


    LMH Reply:

    Don’t quote me, but I’m pretty sure if you download a certain percentage of the album (via itunes, amazon, etc.), it counts toward album sales. And the way Jay and Kanye set it up, they had people pre-order the entire album.


    Ghetto Bebop Reply:

    @LMH, The Album Was Only Sold On iTunes & Best Buy And Other Online Stores. Not In Stores. Other Then Best Buy So i Bet The Majority Was Digital.


    LMH Reply:

    @Ghetto Bebop,
    Not true! I bought the physical copy from Target

  4. shawn on August 17th, 2011 8:32 am

    i was just thinking the same thing shade


  5. Royal Swagness on August 17th, 2011 12:05 pm

    That’s it. Only 426,000 somethin copies 1st week. I was easily expecting gold status 1st week. Kanye’s last album My beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sold 495,000 1st week. I guess a lot of people listened for free but didn’t go to itunes or the store to buy a physical copy.


    Avantiel Reply:

    @Royal Swagness, That’s pretty good considering they released a music video for their single after the album was released. It also had alot less promotion. So they sold alot based on just hype alone.


    Jayy Marrie Reply:

    @Avantiel, Are You Serious?. WTT Had MAD Promotion. They Had Ads For It On Almost EVERY Hip Hop Music Website. The Hype For This Album Was Just More Than What Was Produces. I Expected More.


  6. KISS MY ASS on August 17th, 2011 3:45 pm

    Eminems album sold more copies its first week, WHITE BOY RUNNIN THE RAP GAME BITCHESSS


  7. shade on August 17th, 2011 7:16 pm

    oh ok. thn it makes sense. cuz majority i thought was DL from itunes.


  8. Music rap on August 17th, 2011 7:44 pm

    Now i know Carter IV will sell way more its first week LMAO


  9. Aeron11 on August 17th, 2011 8:30 pm

    On every post about an album droppin some dumbass low life has something to say about Eminem and Lil wayne’s album lol…who the fuck the title…it Says Watch the Throne…Pretty sure Ems and waynes name werent mentioned at all….there not even on the damn album so shut the fuck about it…its irrelevant to life…for the record Em and wayne are one of my favorite rappers so not hating on them, hating on dumbasses lol


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