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JAY-Z Earns 14th #1 Album Of His Career

JAY-Z’s critically acclaimed 13th studio album, 4:44, has hit #1 on the Billboard 200 for the week ending July 13. According to Nielsen Music, the project sold 262,296 equivalent album units and is the fourth-largest week for any album of 2017, behind the debuts of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. (603,000 units), Drake’s More Life (505,000) and Ed Sheeran’s Divide (451,000).

The Roc Nation Hip Hop mogul’s LP would have entered the chart sooner, but TIDAL didn’t submit its initial numbers for the week ending July 6. Consequently, the album didn’t debut on the following week’s chart. Furthermore, because the platinum-selling 4:44 was also offered as a free download — sponsored by Sprint — the free downloads were ineligible.

Elsewhere on the chart, 21 Savage makes his grand entrance with Issa Album, DJ Khaled’s Grateful takes a 28 percent dip and, once again, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. holds down the #3 position.

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12th Straight Week for Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN’ Remains In The Top 3 Of The Billboard 200

After leading the Billboard 200 for three weeks, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN continues to be one of the most popular albums in the country.

The Top Dawg Entertainment release debuted at #1 on the chart the week ending April 20. Since that time, DAMN has yet to fall below #3 on the list. That means the critically acclaimed album has spent 12 straight weeks in the Top 3.