“Watch The Throne” Breaks iTunes’ First Week Sales Record
Jay-Z and Kanye West long awaited LP Watch The Throne set an iTunes record for the highest first week sales in the online music store’s history.
According to Billboard, Watch The Throne, which went on sale exclusively through iTunes from Aug. 8-11 before going on sale at all digital and physical retailers on Friday, Aug. 12, has sold 290,000 downloads via the online retailer as of Sunday, Aug.
Nielson SoundScan will release Watch The Throne’s combined digital and physical first-week sales figures on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The set is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with sales ranging between 410,000 and 450,000 units.