Jay-Z’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack Snags No. 2 On Billboard

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This week found two new hip-hop albums debuting in the top 50 spots of the Billboard 200 chart. The original soundtrack to the film The Great Gatsby – which was executive produced and features Jay-Z – took the number two spot on the chart with over 135,000 copies sold, while Talib Kweli’s latest effort Prisoner of Conscious topped at the 47th position. At the same time, Bilboard mainstays like Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continued their respective reigns over the charts, with the later group’s album The Heist missing the top 10 by one spot.

1. Lady Antebellum – Golden - 169,300
2. Various Artists – The Great Gatsby OST – 135,500
3. Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 46 - 88,300
4. Michael Buble – To Be Loved - 87,400
5. Pistol Annies – Annie Up – 82,800
6. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Eexperience – 66,000
7. Rod Stewart – Time - 51,000
8. Kenny Chesney – Life On a Rock - 47,700
9. Blake Shelton – Based On a True Story - 37,600
10. Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox – 35,200
11. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 30,800
12. P!nk – Truth About Love - 30,100
13. Imagine Dragons – Night Visions - 28,400
14. Various Artists – Music of Nashville, Season 1 Vol. 2 – 27,700
15. Florida Georgia Line – Here’s to the Good Time - 22,800
16. She & Him – Volume 3 – 22,150
17. Natalie Maines – Mother – 22,100
18. The Band Perry – Pioneer – 21,700
19. Fantasia – Side Effects of You - 21,100
20. Alan Jackson – Precious Memories, Vol. II  – 20,100
21. Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being II – 18,600
22. Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll - 18,300
23. Lumineers – Lumineers - 15,400
24. Rihanna – Unapologetic – 15,000
25. Fitz and the Tantrums – More Than Just a Dream - 14,900
26. Fun. – Some Nights – 14,700
27. Straight No Chaser – Under the Influence – 14,400
28. Mumford and Sons – Babel – 14,380
29. Adele – 21 – 14,000
30. Various Artists – Now Country Party – 13,400
31. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Here to Party – 13,000
32. Tim McGraw – Two Lanes of Freedom - 12,600
33. Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal – 12,100
34. Patty Griffin – American Kid – 12,000
35. Taylor Swift – Red – 11,800
36. Brad Paisley – Wheelhouse - 11,700
37. Little Big Town – Tornado - 11,200
38. Maroon 5 – Overexposed – 10,800
39. Luke Bryan – Tailgates and Tanlines – 10,250
40. Knife Party – Haunted House EP – 10,200
41. Eric Church – Caught in the Act – 10,150
42. Jason Aldean – Night Train - 10,100
43. Erich Church – Chief – 9,900
44. Kid Cudi – Indicud - 9,850
45. Phillip Phillips – World From the Side of the Moon - 9,800
46. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 9,500
47. Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious – 9,400
48. Various Artists – Pitch Perfect OST – 9,300
49. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 – 9,000
50. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away – 8,800

[via HITS Daily Double]