Chris Brown Chases Jay-Z For The Number One Spot

R&B singer Chris Brown’s second album ‘Exclusive’ has sold 107,000 units, based on early sales estimates issued Wednesday (Nov. 7). His quest for number one is being blocked by rapper, who is on course to achieve his 10th No. 1 album. “American Gangster” — a disc inspired by the current No. 1 film at the North American box office — sold about 179,000 copies Tuesday, according to preliminary Nielsen SoundScan data. Final data will be released next Wednesday. If Jay-Z locks his 10th No. 1, that will tie him with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most chart-toppers. Only the Beatles have more, with 19. Chris Brown’s self-titled debut album spawned four successful top ten and top twenty hits. To date, the album has sold three million copies worldwide and 2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Jay-Z’s last album, 2006’s “Kingdom Come,” opened atop the Billboard 200 last fall with 680,000 copies.


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