Kanye West earns sixth No. 1 album for Yeezus

on June 25, 2013, 9:36pm

Kanye Yeezus

Yeezus is a hit critically and commercially. According to Billboard, Kanye West earned his sixth straight No. 1 album after selling 327,000 copies of the album in its opening week. That’s the biggest first week for a rap album since Drake moved 631,000 copies of Take Care back in November 2011. Yeezus also landed the third-largest sales week in 2013 following Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience (968,000 copies) and Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (339,000 copies).

With today’s achievement, West ties Eminem and Nas for the second-most No. 1 albums among rappers. Only his Jay-Z has more with 12.

Despite the accolades, Yeezus is also West’s worst-selling album thus far. College Dropout, West’s only album to not reach No. 1, sold 441,000 copies in its opening week.

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Stephen Duhon
June 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm

first…’s got some dope songs but others are horrible lol.definitely not GOD like. drake’s cd gonna be better.


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