Jay-Z Set to Score 10th No. 1 Album

According to early projections from Nielsen Soundscan, Jay-Z is on pace to score his tenth No.1 Album when first week record sales are tallied next Tuesday. According to Soundscan’s newly implemented Building Chart, which tracks early sales of new releases, Hov moved 179,000 copies of American Gangster during its first day in stores. Another chart topping album for the Def Jam president will tie him with Elvis Presley as the artist with the second highest amount of No. 1 debuts in history. The Beatles currently hold the title for the most, with 19 No. 1 debuts. The Building Chart, which Billboard estimates to represent about 79% of the U.S. retail market, also predicts a debut in the Top 10 for Philly MC Cassidy, whose latest, B.A.R.S. (The Barry Adrian Reese Story), also hit stores this week.

  • KidKash

    As always, I already copped 2. 1 to listen to and the other stays wraped in plastic!! American Gangster another classic!!

  • http://www.youheardthatnew.com cannon the catalyst

    19 #1 debuts?!?! Wow, I knew the Beatles had top selling albums but not that many.

  • 5yearslockeddown

    i dont kno bout yall . i aint kno dick rider but i luv this album.

    • JOEY VERDUCUTI

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^dickryder^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      • Deez Nutz

        Ha! When yo have to say your not a dickrider, that means your a dickrider…sound like lil dude from the Boondocks on the Thugnificent episode…lol

  • Marvin

    There can only be ONE!!! HOVA, fuc%$$k the haters!

  • Cello

    Personally I rate CD’s by first lyrics then I rate on how many window’s down banging it as loud as possible tracks it has. Lyrically Jay always brings it, but he even has 8 out of the 15 tracks that are windows down tracks. That is a good number for a Cali player like me, which makes it easy to get numbers from parking lot pimpin with out having to change disks for another banger.

  • Cassadean

    That nigga doing the unknown. Hip-hop is dead my ass niggas!

  • Durty

    THAT’S COOL, I HOPE HE BEATS ELVIS RECORD..
    BUT 2 BEAT THE BEATLES RECORD…I DOUBT IT
    19#1 DEBUTS, SHIT I’LL LOVE 2 OWN THE COPYRIGHTS 2 THEY SHIT, BUT U KNOW WHAT? THEM MUTHAFUCKAZ AINT HAVE TO DEAL WITH BOOTLEG TECHNOLOGY LIKE JAY-Z, SO THAT STILL IMPRESSIVE

  • http://kellsfetish.com Lo-Doe

    It’s an official wrap! Now Jay has to make more albums so he can be #2 and not share the position with anybody. When he drop his next (I know he definately dropping another now) that will drop Elvis to #3. Jay keep rising to new heights. This is TIMELESS & PRICELESS. This will be a moment like when Three 6 Mafia won a grammy. I’m proud of Jay-Z. For years I’ve been telling people he is the G.O.A.T. (Nas runner-up then Pac)

  • Hatchet

    Album is Bad!!!! I love it!!

    Finally an album about gangsterism, that not all about puttin a Cap in Yo ass!! 50 take notice!!!

    ive been waiting for an album like this for ever, well since biggy did ‘Story to tell’

    I thought he lost it on Kingdom Come,

    this sh!t is Classic!!!

  • Men Lie Women Lie……

    NUBMERS DON’T! GET EM JAY.

  • BOOGOLOGY

    ANOTHER HISTORY IN THE MAKING! THANK FOR THIS ALBUM! IT WAS WELL NEEDED! 1NE!

  • Cedrice Dennard

    I aint gonna lie…hottest fuckin album out….fuck that new Cassidy and Chris Brown and I cant believe their labels were dumb enough on Jay day….number eleven be beatin….East Macon Ga stand up!!!!!1

  • nellz

    Imma laugh if this nigga aint number 1…still 5 days left 2 buy albums…I’ll be shocked if cassidy sells over 70k

  • ryan keech

    and tha winner is Hova my man

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  • Big Grim

    “Scarface the movie did more than Scarface the rapper to me” ….while i guess i will have to keep saying b**** b****

    BK all day

  • G High

    overrated

  • 2WACK

    THE ALBUM IS GARBAGE,MAKES CURTIS LOOK LIKE A CLASSIC

  • dark vanilla

    Dis album wuz way better than dat Kingdom CUM garbage. In fact I liked it better than Kanye’s Graduation. My favorite songs were Success and Blue Magic. Still, I liked Cassidy’s B.A.R.S album better. i give American Gangster 8/10.
    PS: 2WACK: The only way Curtis iz a classic iz if u compare it to Brittney Spears and Jennifer Lopezes albums. I fuckin hate G-Unit dickrydin groupies.

  • BIG RON

    i bought 1 copy downtown brooklyn on saturday for self then bought another on tuesday for my niece the album is fire it has a liitle reasonable doubt a touch of the blueprint plus a splash of the black album, another classic!!!!! E.N.Y. STAND UP FUCK JEN JONES LAME ASS HOMO THUG!!

  • Biggie

    got it, heard it, another #1 & classic

  • Durty

    I JUST HEARD THE ALBUM
    YEAH IT’S TIGHT
    RESPECT

  • rome

    catch up hataz!

  • REESE

    MASTERPEICE.

    “AMERICAN GANGSTER” = “BLUEPRINT 3″

  • TEXAS BOI

    PEOPLE FINALLY SIT BACK AND LISTEN TO SOME REAL MUSIC. AMERICAN GANGSTER IS A AMERICAN CLASSIC,JAY-Z DONE IT AGAIN. JIM JONES, CAMRON,CASSIDY TALKING SHIT, Y’ALL NEED TO SIT BACK AND TAKE NOTES OR GO SIT THE FUCK DOWN. YOU NIGGAS AIN’T HAD A HIT IN A WHILE, GO BE PRODUCTIVE. JAY STILL RUNNING THIS RAP SHIT. TEXAS MADE BITCHES, HOLLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mpho

    well i ain’t by no means a Jay fan and i listened to this album and its jst average for me, but than again i guess i have that Jay-Z thing, bt u gotta respect his music coz he makin history, but you know what’s funny, all the niggas that is throwing Jabs at Cassidy B.A.R.S ain’t even heard it… to me i like it more than AG, i’d just exclude bout 2 songs from there, that I Pray and Never Tell, either than that it’s cool, for Jay album i’d take out that awful Pharell Song

  • sean_izzle

    Jay-Z has dropped 10 albums and not everyone has debuted at no.1

    i love Jay-Z but dont understan how this is possible, explain to me XXL members

    btw This album is fuckin great, i think the song American Dreamin was dope but nobody seems to talk bout it

  • JROC

    yea hov nice but his album shouldn’t be out doin my boy cassidy’s

  • Ray

    HOV STEPPED HIP HOP UP ON THIS ALBUM, THE 1ST LISTEN IS INTERESTING.. THEN THE SECOND LISTEN IS THE COMING, THE TRUTH. NAS JOINT NIGGER SHOULD FINISH OFF THE YEAR WITH GOOD MUSIC, NUFF SAID

  • daisean

    on some real shit this album is a classic it reminds me of reasonable dout and the blueprint 1 because of the life stories that goes on. who ever said this album is trash dont know real music ya’ll niggaz just skim through it. “ya boy is off the wall these other niggaz is tito”

  • daisean

    and” herion got less steps than britney/that means it aint steped on dig me.

  • KillinEmQuez

    Survive the drought/I wish you well/how sick am I?/I wish you health

    Anyone hatin on this album should have there hip hop pass revoked. Fuckin’ losers!

  • Ali

    sick album…..”got to 2 bricks new cars new whips it seems niggas dont stop til they end up on tha news clip……tha irony of sellin drugs is just like im using it i guess theres 2 sides to what substance abuse is”

    haha damn thats sick

  • MEMPHIS TN

    #1 ALBUM OF THE YEAR…. I EXPECT THIS AT NEXT YEARS AWARDS SHOW…. HOVVVVVVVV!!!!!

  • C.Dennard

    I cant believe some ass on here said Cassidy’s cd is bettter…I’m from the south but i hate all this tight beat,dumb hook dumb lyrics shit….Jay-Z and Nas are tops..this cd is so fire….”Party Life” is sick just listen to it and you;ll see….also Curtis is classic too….I cant believe yall lames let Kanyes cocky ass out sell him…guess yall want Soulja Boy to be the future of hip hop..”Youooooouuugh” lol Rocafella for life.
    East Macon Georgia homie!!!!!!!!!!!