Kanye West, Kelly Rowland, J. Cole and Mac Miller all dropped albums on June 18th, and fans have been dying to know who sold the most records this past week. Now, those officials numbers are out and there are no surprises here.
Selling 327,000 thousand copies in its first week, Kanye West’s Yeezus album took the top spot, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Despite the album being leaked online just four days before its release, Yeezus managed to have the biggest week of sales for a rap album since Drake’s Take Care sold 631,000 copies back in 2011.
Rapper J. Cole was a close second, with his album Born Sinner selling just under 278,000 copies.
Mac Miller second studio album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, sold 101,794 copies, coming in at number three; and Kelly Rowland’s Talk A Good Game rounded out the list selling 65,913 copies.