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.
Video: Conor Maynard talks about Wireless Festival
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 4 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
- 5 German man found living with 300 rats in tiny apartment
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture