Jay-Z and his protege Kanye West, also known as The Throne made history last week. Their collaborative LP Watch The Throne broke the U.S. iTunes Store’s one-week sales record last week when it sold 288,000 downloads through Sunday night (Aug. 14). The album is now available at select retailers. This week, Watch the Throne will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with around the 400,000-500,000 sold.
According to Billboard, Watch the Throne surpasses the previous one-week iTunes record, set when Coldplay‘s 2008 album “Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends” shifted 282,000 in its first week. (The album sold 288,000 total downloads in its first week, including sales from all other retailers.)
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