Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Jay-Z trying 2 tie Elvis
Jay-Z Takes On Elvis For Most #1 Albums
If all goes Jay-Z's way, the rap mogul will tie rock legend Elvis for the most number one albums in history, a feat that depends on the success of the rapper's American Gangster album.
Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, landed his ninth number one album last year with Kingdom Come, which sold about 680,000 in its first week, the rapper's best to date.
The Kingdom Come album put Jay-Z in a tie with another iconic rock act, The Rolling Stones, who have landed number nine number one albums throughout their 40-year career.
If Jay-Z's American Gangster sells well, only The Beatles would have offered the music world more number one albums, with an incredible 19.
American Gangster's main opposition includes young R&B sensation Chris Brown with his sophmore album, Xclusive, also targeting the number one spot. The album's single, "Kiss Kiss" ft T-Pain is currently number 1 on the Billboard chart.
I bet the house on Xclusive this time even though I bought American Gangster