It was a great week for Hip Hop are as far as sales go. Kanye West’s Yeezus, J. Cole’s Born Sinner, and Mac Miller’s Watching Movies with the Sound Off each surpassed over 100,000 units in sales for their debut week.
Hits Daily Double is reporting that Yeezus led the pack with 328,800 units sold. Not far behind was Born Sinner with 297,922 copies, and WMWTSO rounded out the top 3 with 101,795.
This will be Kanye’s 6th number one album. That ties him with Eminem and Nas for the second most number one albums by a rap artist. Kanye’s Watch The Throne collaborator, Jay-Z, holds the record for the rapper with the most #1′s all time with 12.
There is a good chance a Hip Hop artist could take the top spot on the album chart for the next 2 weeks as well. Maybach Music Group’s Wale just released his third album The Gifted yesterday, and the following week Jay-Z will drop Magna Carta Holy Grail, his first solo LP in four years.