Jay-Z lands first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail
Monday 15 July 2013
Jay-Z has achieved his first number one album in the UK with his new record Magna Carta Holy Grail.
The rapper has had seven top 40 albums as a solo artist, but has never before reached the number one spot in the UK Official Album Chart.
His previous highest entry was his collaboration with Kanye West, Watch The Throne, which peaked at number three in 2011. His solo album, Blueprint III, made it to number four in 2009.
Jay-Z’s album ousted Mumford & Sons Babel from last week’s number one spot, following a boost in records sales thanks to their Glastonbury performance.
The hip-hop artist also closed the Wireless Festival with Justin Timberlake in London on Saturday night.
Magna Carta Holy Grail, which features Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and Jay-Z’s wife Beyoncé, outsold Rod Stewart’s Time which made it to number two.
Time enjoyed a sales boost following the broadcast of Imagine: Can’t Stop Me Now, a documentary on BBC One about Rod Stewart’s career.
Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, climbed four places to number three with All The Little Lights, while Michael Bublé dipped two spots to number four with To Be Loved.
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