Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hov's 13 #1 Again: Jay Z's "Magna.. Carta Holy Grail" is #1 Again..."MCHG" Extends His Hot 100 Legacy As Well...

Jay's "Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail" held its No. 1 spot for a second week on the Billboard 200, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Magna Carta" debuted atop the list last week with 528,000. Making it the first rap album in nearly two years to spend two weeks at No. 1.

"Holy Grail,"--Jay's 20th top 10-- featuring Justin, remains at No. 8 on the Hot 100. The track is No.4 on Digital Songs selling an additional 166,000 copies, it moves 16-8 on Streaming Songs (3.4 million, up 63%) and 47-40 on Radio Songs (31 million, up 19%).


"Magna Carta...Holy Grail" continues to build on Jay's chart legacy.  The album had seven titles debut on the Billboard Hot 100, an achievement that has now occurred just six times, all in the digital download era.  (Source:  Billboard)
Seven cuts from "Magna Carta… Holy Grail" debuted on the Hot 100, upping Jay-Z's career hits total to 79. The haul lifts him into fifth-place for the most appearances in the Hot 100's archives.  ( Source: Billboard)
As "Holy Grail" debuted on the Hot 100 at No. 8, Jay-Z racked his 20th top 10, extending his record for the most top 10s among rappers. In the Hot 100's nearly 55-year history, Jay-Z is just the 15th act to tally at least 20 top 10s. (Madonna leads with 38.)  

The "Glee" Cast is #1 with 206 entries.  Jay passed Legends Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to take his fifth position.  Read on for more of Jay's "Magna Carta" chart news.

The Streaming Impact:
Six tracks from "Magna Carta… Holy Grail" debuted on the 25-position R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart.
The Carter Life:
And, it's a case of all in the (Carter) family, as "Part II (On the Run)" entered the Hot 100 at No. 81. Featuring Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce, the song is the pair's fifth collaboration to reach the chart and first since 2006. (Ten years ago this week, they were amid an eight-week reign with "Crazy in Love," their lone co-billed No. 1.)
As they didn't marry until 2008, it's, thus, their first Hot 100 hit as husband-and-wife.   JayZ has charted with his wife and daughter: "Glory," featuring B.I.C. – aka, Blue Ivy Carter – rose to No. 63 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs last year. It features the then-newborn's cries and coos, making her the youngest artist ever to appear on a Billboard chart.  (Source:  Billboard)
R&B/Hip-Hop History:
Jay Z continues to lead as the solo artist with the most No. 1s in the history of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Overall, he's second only to the Temptations, who racked up 17 chart-toppers between 1965 and 1975. 
The lead song off "Magna Carta Holy Grail" titled "Holy Grail," featuring Justin Timberlake, catapulted 35-3 in its second week on the list thanks primarily to the 196,000 downloads it garnered. Altogether, the album's tracks logged 417,000 downloads with nine of the 16 selling over 10,000. 10 of the 16 also debut on the chart this week.   (Source:  Billboard)

The Hova Impact:
Interesting additions further down the chart included J. Dash's "Wop" re-entering at No. 20 and the Finatticz "Don't Drop That Thun Thun" at No. 33. "Wop" re-enters thanks to its indirect link to Jay Z's "Somewhereinamerica" in which Jay raps, "Feds still lurking / They see I'm still putting work in / And somewhere in America / Miley Cyrus is still twerking." Cyrus' viral twerking video was set to J. Dash's song and the interest spawned by the Jay Z reference propelled it to rise 91% to 31,000 downloads, its best sales week yet.  (Source:  Billboard)
Wow!!! What a week Hov had.  Congrats, Jay!!!  Well deserved.

--Princess Carter


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