Wednesday, July 10, 2013

J. Cole Beats Kanye West and Wale for #1 Spot on Billboard 200 Chart


Remember when J. Cole moved up his album date to compete with Kanye West? Well, that turned out to be a very smart move on Cole's part as his "Born Sinner" album has now surpassed Kanye West's "Yeezus" to take the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Check out the full details after the break.

A couple of months ago, rapper J. Cole announced on Twitter that he was moving up his album release date for "Born Sinner" from June 25 to June 18 so that it could compete with Kanye West's "Yeezus" that was scheduled to be released on that same date.

After the release of "Born Sinner", J. Cole placed in the number 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the first two weeks. Now in its third week on the Billboard 200 chart, "Born Sinner" has risen from the number 2 spot to the number 1 spot.

Last week, "Born Sinner" sold 58,000 copies while Kanye West's "Yeezus" only sold 39,000 copies. To date, "Born Sinner" has sold 439,000 copies and West's "Yeezus" has sold 431,000 copies.

"Born Sinner" has also outsold Wale's "The Gifted" which bumped Kanye West's "Yeezus" from the number 1 spot last week. This week, "The Gifted" had 50,000 copies sold and dropped to the number 2 spot, while "Yeezus" placed in the number 3 spot.    

Congrats to J. Cole on grabbing the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart!

Have you bought "Born Sinner", "Yeezus" or "The Gifted"? Sound off in the comments below and let us know who YOU think has the best album out of J. Cole, Kanye West and Wale.

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