Jay-Z and Kanye West Break iTunes Store Record With "Watch the Throne"
Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:10:04
We already know it's an iconic collab, but now it's a statistical record-breaker!
Billboard reports that sources say Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne broke the US iTunes Store's one-week sales record last week when the album sold nearly 290,000 downloads via the digital retailer through Sunday night, Aug. 14. Shit is hot.
The platter was exclusively available through iTunes from Aug. 8 through 11 before going on sale at all digital and physical retailers on Friday, Aug. 12.
Watch the Throne surpasses the previous one-week iTunes record, which was set by Coldplay's 2008 album, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. That release sold 282,000 downloads in its first week. On the whole, it sold 288,000 total downloads in its first week, accounting for sales from all other retailers, not just iTunes.
Did you nab Watch the Throne digitally or physically?