The Throne Debuts At Number One

We all watched and tomorrow morning, The Throne will sit on top of the Billboard Charts. According to HHD, Watch The Throne moved an estimated 426,661 copies. This marks Kanye West’s fifth number one album and Jay-Z’s 12th. Sweet baby Jesus!

UPDATE: Final tally is 436,079 copies. 320,893 (digital)| 115,186 (CD)

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  • Ice Cold

    Congrats yall Ye and Hov

  • Hatin 101

    The illuminati’s so proud!

  • http://poeticassasin.wordpress.com poeticassasin

    Respect. Still on top of the game

  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP

  • Jus Sayin’

    “Take Care” will be better than “Watch The Throne” yea I said it.. Shout out to Jay & Ye for havin the hardest album this year so far tho.

  • Post no billz

    another chart topper for u haters.. cant wait to see games weak ass numbers my guess for game 70,000

  • DopeCube

    WTT is tha most overrated album ever !

  • Cali

    Weezy and Drizzy’s album is gonna sell more than this old hag…

  • Cali

    BTW Who the fuck removed my first comment? So I can’t express my opinion? lmao! I just said that Jay-Z sucks, he’s a devil worshipper and he needs to go have kids already.

  • yo yerr

    better watch the throne cus Ems sittin in the chair sucks boys

  • C4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • NuJew

    not sixth???

  • yo yerr

    you two will be watching the throne for the rest of ur lives cus eminem is sittin in the kings chair for the rest of time dudes the goat

  • MUZiK

    What the fuck? Only about 400k ?? And this album didn’t even leak 2 weeks or w.e. ? Damn IMO I think that’s bad. Not hating or tryna sound like a dick but eminems recovery got leaked exactly 2 weeks and that shit still sold 700k . Smh. Two amazing artist in one album couldn’t hit that gold status atleast?? Smfh

  • My NaMe k’Ree

    **MyNaMek’Ree**
    feRRaRI BOyz kick’N tHe tHRoNe baD Meets eviL aSseS Brr Brr Brr!!!!

  • SmokeYou

    Only 7 more #1 albums to catch The Beatles. Which I don’t see that happening but sitting number 2 isn’t bad at all! Congrats

  • Cali

    Take Care, Tha Carter IV and a collaborative album coming! 400k is weak. If that’s how it sold then Cold World is gonna flop.

    Tha Carter IV prediction = 1 million.
    Take Care prediction = 500k.

  • http://Rapradar Aj

    LOOK YOU BITCH ASS NIGGAS. QUIT TALKIN ABOUT THIS DUMB ASS ALBUM. THE ALBUM IS GARBAGE, JAY Z IS GARBAGE, KANYE WEST IS GARBAGE. THEM SELLING 426,661 COPIES ONLY THERE WERE 426,661 DUMB ASS PEOPLE. KANYE MAKES POP MUSIC AND DRESSES LIKE A FAGGOT. THEY BOTH SUCK. RR STOP POSTING ABOUT THEM, GET OFF THEY NUTS. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

  • Illuminati

    Lil Wayne and drake are garbage c

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  • Nijea

    Is the physical copy of the album included with the internet sales? I’m pretty they sold more than that!

  • Illuminati

    Thats only iTunes sales the album physically just came out recently

  • Awesome

    wow.Eminem’s recovery was leaked 2 weeks prior release and managed to sell almost 800k.

  • Converse

    What the fuck is this shit? Is that it? lmao

    ^

    Kanye last lp sold way more than that? smh Internet hype means shit in reality

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Congrats to Jay & Kanye. @Cali why are you so bitter homie? U old Sensitive internet Thug.

  • Sealey

    the cd was only available in 1 location until the end of the week and than BestBuy was added. Plus they sold it for $14+ a copy. “Your single was 99 cents mine was $4 bucks” HA. Not to mention no real single or push. We didn’t even know the album release date until the last second

  • Cali

    @Illuminati
    No those are the physical sales.

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    “Lil Wayne and drake are garbage” Best comment for so far.

  • Illuminati

    400k in 4days that’s fucking great then

  • Converse

    Men lie women and internet hype means shit

    CIV, LFTUG, COLEWORLD

  • W

    “Eminem

  • C-LOS

    The album is ill got both digital and hard copy going to the show.Spent about 4 bills on these niggas and dont regret it.Can ur favourite rapper make u do that?

  • Sportz

    That number includes internet sales and retail sales from Monday, August 8th to Monday, August 15th. Obviously you couldn’t get the retail copy until Friday, but the sales from that Friday to the 15th are still included.

  • cruz00005

    its sad, royce had the better album. he shoulda been #1

  • LA

    DAMN HIP-HOP IS ALIVE!! GOING 2 BE THE TWO BEST ALBUM SELLER OF THE YEAR!!!

    CARTER IV AUG 29 AND TAKE CARE OCT 26!!!

  • j-rad

    Watch the Throne sold 290k breaking the iTunes record for best selling 1st-week album sales.
    WTT >>>>>>>>>>>> R.E.D >>>>>>>>>>>> Carter 4

  • DJ

    They already sold a Million off of Pre-orders!

  • WestCoast

    400K !!!And this album didn

  • damone

    Wayne better sale more how many songs he got out? A Milli. Otis didn’t drop til 2 weeks ago the video dropped last Thursday Jay or ye did no interviews no nothing thus was all word of mouth u haters let soft boys slash lover boys drake and wayne do that and still do 400 plus. BME still ain’t sold this much right. Y’all can bump that how to love stuff ill bump some nihgas in paris

  • killyou

    TAKE CARE WILL DO 500K AND THA CARTER IV 600K

  • m85

    That number is based on itunes/digital sales accountin for 75% of the sales..the physical copy has only been available since Friday..wit the delux version that pretty much everybody who buys the albums wants only bein sold at one location..you take that into consideration plus the record breakin itunes first sale week..plus not havn much push..lettn the buzz grow organically..droppin a non convential no hook song as a “single” witout a video..and havn otis only get as high as 12 so far on the singles charts, plus no leaks..means they a damn good job..and for them its not even about the numbers it was about doin it for the music..some pple won’t like it..others will…great album..let’s see if any of these other “bosses” can generate the same response

  • still best rite now!!

    Does this mean the WTT Rapradar promo is over?

  • Ric Flair

    290,000 digital downloads on I-Tunes in one week….. (Broke the previous record held by Coldplay)
    426,661 physical copies sold since Friday (And that’s not counting today, so thats 3 days worth of sales)
    So that adds up to 716,661 copies sold, and thats still not counting digital downloads on Amazon which will be released tomorrow and not counting independent record stores, so its safe to say Watch The Throne is close to a million sold if not a million sold with those who bootlegged it, and thats without an “official single” and the Otis video didnt come out until last Thursday, let me know what other rapper, fuck that what other musician in any genere of music has done that…. not many if any at all, I like Wayne, I like Drake, but honestly Carter IV will sell because he has fans, but his album will be better than Watch The Throne, Take Care will be good, maybe even a classic but will it better than Watch The Throne?? I personally dont see it.

  • A BawSe iS oNe thaT Guarantees We Gon’ Eat

    Good for them.Tho this album is a better version of Lasers.
    The Game’s Ricky>>>>WTT

  • http://Rapradar Aj

    Record sales dont mean shit. Actually, If I was rich as hell and in no need of money, I wouldnt want my album to sell a lot because today that kinda means u make pop music. And Im not gonna make pop music for white people. So the less the better.

  • Lil Majer The Cartune

    Swiped this album right off iTunes at 12:01am August 8th! Congrats to the both of ‘em! Only song I skip on this joint is “Lift Off” song is very unfitting with the rest of the album! XP

    WAITING FOR…
    Drake – Take Care
    J. Cole – Cole World: The Sidline Story
    Game – The R.E.D. Album
    Young Jeezy – TM 103
    Lil Wayne – Tha Carter 4 (Prolly won’t buy this one though lol)
    Dr. Dre – Detox (Whenever it sees the light of day)

  • Nickhova

    Since when has selling 450k been a flop Thats more the Rick Ross last album to date stop the hate em always sells always so that’s a gimme c3 went platuim with buzz a a Mille none that this time around so stop hating and enjoy the music

  • Pamma

    congrats to these 2 rich negros!!
    ..
    Apple bout to launch new iPhone & for their 50th anniversary.. http://goo.gl/RbL1T so they giving out iPhone 5..i got 2…ahha

  • M.T

    Congrats to Jay and Kanye! Watch the Throne is the best album to come out so far. Now waiting for Tha Carter IV, Cole World: the Sideline Story, and Take Care. Its gunna be a good year.

  • Sergeant Afro

    @M.T, you forgot R.E.D. …

  • Sergeant Afro

    and btw “take care” as an album title is wack, gay and stupid…drake sucks

  • http://Rapradar Aj

    Actually, dude forgot RED, a new Bone Thugs album hopefully that want to make another one. Is Nipsey Hussle coming out with a new album? And Waka flocka new album. Also waiting on 50 new album, .

  • doob

    album is amazing

  • doob

    imma be bumpin c2 while niggas bump that c4 shit

    ahahaha

  • doob

    King Hov, I’m exactly what the fuck you think
    11 in a row ( make it 12 now)

    Elvis has left the building now I’m on the Beatles ass

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Deeper Than Rap didn’t go GOLD that the album he was going at 50 Cent with.

  • http://www.youtube/com/jhuntdaprodigy JHP

    Nice album sales, it’ll probably be platinum in no time, especially if they release another single/video from it, and perform at the VMAs (Which they really should do, along with Bad Meets Evil). Now lets see where Carter IV’s at?

  • AINT DAT WHERE DA HEAT PLAY

    Dope album, i heard hov gave the waiting staff at the club $50,000 to split up or some shit like that

  • Candy

    powerful album

  • grammasta

    smdh

    how da hell is 425k plus a flop

    some of y’all need professional help

  • http://www.facebook.com nerdywilliams

    drake aint gonna do nothin and lil wayne is gettin boring that 6” foot shit flooped like ass , was supposed to be like mega massive and shit but it ended like ok and thats it sorry dudes the illuminatti won

  • Flip

    My question is, this album was released under “The Throne,” not Jay-Z, not Kanye West, and not “Jay-Z and Kanye West.” So does that mean that it won’t count towards either person’s personal records? Or is it going to count for both?

  • D. L.

    both duh^^^

  • Cali

    SHE WILL #1 ON ITUNES BITCHES

  • Flip

    Really? Duh? That’s the BEST thing you could respond with? Did you not even read my reasoning for posing the question? Let me break this down for the people with the low I.Q.s that stumble across this site from time to time. The album is billed as “The Throne.” That’s their official “group name.” Just like Eminem and Royce were billed as “Bad Meets Evil.” So, with that said, when it come to the records, will they be like “No, Jay-Z, this can not count as your 12th number 1 album because this album was not released under your name?” Or will it count as the 1st number 1 album for “The Throne?” Intelligent responses only, please.

  • MUZiK

    @aj
    u fucking stupid. How is selling less is better? Selling less = smaller paycheck dumbass. If u was a rapper u wanna sell a million copies. Imagine how much money u would get by the end of the week. Smh on niggas these days

  • Black Shady

    ALbum was meh…who cares?

  • MUZiK

    That red album good. A above average cd. Holla if u want it. No bs homie just holla

  • shotime

    @RIC FLAIR
    ARE YOU A FUCKING ASSHOLE?

    THATS TOTAL ALBUM SALES

    HOW THE FUCK YOU HONESTLY THINK NO ONE IN THE FUCKING WORLD THOUGHT TO ADD THE ITUNE SALES WITH THE PHYSICAL COPIES…DO YOU THINK YOUR DUMB ASS IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO THOUGHT THAT

    426K IS THE TOTAL ALBUMS SALES INCLUDING ITUNES FUCKING ASSHOLE

  • A BawSe iS oNe thaT Guarantees We Gon’ Eat

    WTT=pop weds hiphop

  • Que Dijo!?

    Check

  • http://Wearecommingtogetyoumrrobertwilliam. Me

    Ok…thats a good one.

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  • CJ

    400K is weak for two big superstars like this. Maybe it being massively over-hyped hurt it?

    The production is the only thing good on this CD. Everything else is forgettable tbh

    Thank Me Later sold more than this, so did My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

  • Michelle

    I like this album, thought they woulda sold even more. These are mere mortal numbers.

  • http://threefoureighty.clipz-status.com Reasy

    Would’ve been more if they had a regular release date.

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  • B.Dot

    @Flip
    ^
    it still counts under the personal number ones…jay-z does have 12 solo albums.

  • BUNK

    Watch the throne @ bad meets evil… I sold what your whole album sold in my first week!!! Both albums are dope. Some great albums have come out in 2011. Saigon,lupe,kendrick,ab-soul,jay,kanye,em,Royce,Dom,Rae,random axe,Pete Rock & smif & Wesson,Pharoahe,Teah 9. That’s all I can think of off the top!! Shit it’s only august.

  • Blas

    320,893 (digital)| 115,186 (CD)

    ya need to learn how to read

  • soiceyboy

    is jay rockin timbs i thought he was off that.

  • strongarm

    LOL @ shotime, word

  • pap3rchazer

    how much did ace hood sell???

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  • PrincePolo

    i guess games numbers will be from 50 to 100k . if he makes 100 or more then DAMN!!!

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  • johnNY

    next weeks’s numbers should be very interesting

  • if she aint fucking adios

    DONT SLEEP ON BIG KRIT LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND DROPPIN SEPT 27TH !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • B.Dot

    @pap3rchazer: how much did ace hood sell???

    ^
    26,329

  • steven

    you idiots they only dropped the actual cd on the 12th so it didnt have time to sell second week numbers will be amazing cause cd sales will be thru the roof those are just pre orders u idiots

  • RK

    What’s with all the excuses about physical sales? For a Jay and Ye collaboration album these sales scream flop. Didn’t Thank Me Later sell more than 430k+ in the first week? The fact they chose to release the digital and album sales separately was just an idiotic move in the first place.

    Y’all can Watch The Throne, I’d rather Take Care…

  • Benzo550

    @rk how many did drake sell in 3 days in the store you don’t know but we know there’s sold 115k in 3 days in stores!

  • ..m..

    Congrats….
    (lol “Watch the Throne” yet Eminem is now official the king of Hip-Hop)
    Now I never liked Kanye or Jay-Z they sound like shit personally….. but whatever I rather listen to Wayne shitty auto-tune a million times over, rather these two…either way CONGRATS

  • Word

    @RK

    “Yall can watch the throne, id rather take care…” That shit was so gay.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thetitustucker NEw age T

    Carter 4 might sell more but it already got leaked and it’ll release in stores. This is the first major album to be #1 based off of online sales only. AND NO PROMO!!!! STOP HATIN!

  • Weezy F F Baby, And The F F Is For Fucking Faggot!!

    WAYNE AIN’T EVEN DOING 200K

  • dll32

    they must have bought dem records themselves….lame !!

  • uhuh

    Katy Perry just made history by having 5 hot 100 chart toppers.
    Tied with Michael Jackson.
    Without hate, thats a great accomplishment

  • sway-z

    “I did it again niggaz
    Fucked up, right? ha, I know
    I know what y’all niggaz asking yourself
    Is he gonna ever fall off?
    No..”.

  • jimmy

    Fuck this wack ass litle groups,what about THe FIRM?just AZ and NAS

  • Product of Chicago

    For all the industry uber-hype, I have to consider those numbers a bit of a let down…not bad though

  • Da truthhhhhhhh

    Good for them

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  • http://realhiphopheads Blasfemy

    They sold more SOLO

  • Yayyyer

    @M.T & @Sergeant Afro

    Co-Sign :)

  • EZ-DINERO

    Knuckleheads call WTT a flop with over 400,000 sold. It’s the 2nd. biggest total in MUSIC this year with Lady Gaga being #1. If this is what you call a flop, then just about every album that came out this year must be a flop too idiots. P.S. hating is not gonna change your life, your stuck with yourself. Ha Ha Ha.

  • THA FCKIN TRUTH

    those niggas failed HARD. Sales are disappointing. Drake sold more copies of his debut album than the 2 niggas 2getha epic fail.

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  • ALLERGICTOHATE

    Got my copy yesterday

  • LOL CLOWNS

    @ THA FKN CLOWN

    lol @ comparing last year sales to this year sales

    Since we doing that, let’s go…

    BP3 – 476,000 – 2009
    TML – 447,000 – 2010
    MBDTF – 496,000 – 2010

    Let’s not get too excited, its a collaboration album btw

  • ST

    The Throne is grown man dopeness…..All I want now is RED and Detox

  • http://www.pottstreet.com Gusto

    Gratz to Ye n’ Hove on the nice numbers but I am thinking they are probably happier that they were able to stop the album leaking before the official release… that’s a hard fuckin’ thing to do in this day & age but they did it! G

  • http://www.rapconnec.com kid chronic

    CONGRATS YE AND HOV!!! this isnt 1999 anymore you fucking idiots pushing almost half a milli the first week is fuckin really good by todays standards. You also couldnt get the album physically until last friday.

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  • Flip

    @B.Dot

    Thanks for the clarification, man. I was just curious. I guess all we can do is clap for ‘em…

  • Cali’s Finest

    @Cali
    GTFO of my State Bitch Nigga! NO bitch niggas in Cali! why you think BK ain’t here!?
    You must be a Fag driving around a Pink Beetle bumping Young Money songs with the Top down.
    You Fuckin Disgust me!
    Carter HIV & Take Care will FLOOOP!!
    Jay & Ye = Classic Hip-Hop!
    fuck with it Son!!

  • Aaron

    Great album. I think Bad Meets Evil’s HELL: The Sequel is better because I like lyrics and mic skills over production. EM and Royce own kanye and jay on the mic. Thats a given.

    wayne and drakes album is gonna be SO FREAKIN’ WEAK.

  • PATBHUH

    So many of you hate for now reason at all. SMH

  • cellworld

    Wow 12 straight #1 albums that’s just amazing

  • Vee

    Did they just outsell Bad Meets Evil in 7 days when Bad Meets Evil been out for over 2 months?

  • cruz00005

    ^^^i dont think so. BME has sold 444000. but people forget that Hell the Sequel was an EP. this was an actual album

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