It seems that the dynamic duo of Yeezy and Hova are making history yet again. First they avoided the dreaded leak. Now against all odds, they’ve broken another record. Reportedly, fans of West and Carter have downloaded a mind boggling 290,000 digital copies of the Watch The Throne album its it first week!
They beat out previous iTunes record holder, Coldplay, for the #1 spot and are projected to sell between 400,000 and 500,000 units, very respectable numbers considering the climate of the music industry today. Their success is partly due to their vigilant, strategic efforts to keep the album under wraps and avoid the ever present bootleggers and internet pirates.
Update: Jay-Z and Kanye debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts moving 436,000 units according to Nielson Soundscan reports. This album counts as Jay-Z’s 12th #1 album and Kanye West’s 5th.