Who says albums don’t sell anymore?
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s highly anticipated collabo album, Watch the Throne roared into the number one spot this week, selling a staggering 436,078 copies. Bolstered by record-breaking iTunes pre-sales, Watch the Throne had hip-hop fans buzzing since rumors about a possible Jay-Z/Yeezy collaboration began flying last year.
Although the reviews have been mixed, many critical about the opulent tone of the album while most consumers are struggling to make ends meet, one thing is clear: Jay and Kanye are two of the biggest acts in hip-hop right now.
If album sales are any indication of what’s to come, watch out. The Watch the Throne tour will crisscrossing the country this Fall and I’m sure it will be EPIC.