Jay-Z and Kanye West break Coldplay's iTunes record
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Jay-Z and Kanye West's joint effort
Watch the Throne has broken the 2008 record set by Coldplay for the most US iTunes downloads of an album in its first week of release.
The album, which was released on iTunes August 8, has been downloaded more than 290,000 times in the US; Coldplay's fourth album, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, was downloaded 282,000 times in its first week of release.
Billboard reported on August 16 that industry pundits predict the album will reach around 410,000 to 450,000 downloads and debut in first on Billboard's US chart by Wednesday morning, August 17, when Nielsen Soundscan will release official first-week sales.
Meanwhile, the record debuted at number three on UK and Australian album charts.
Review: A panoramic account of the hacking scandalbooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
New Netflix releases: Films and TV shows coming August 2014
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy
Star Wars Episode 7: Simon Pegg hints at role
Guardians of the Galaxy - review: A superficial and half-hearted Marvel film
R Kelly dropped from Ohio music festival following backlash
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
- < Previous
- Next >