Jay-Z’s Magna Carta holds on to U.S. number one spot

Jay-Z has scored a second week at the top of the U.S. album charts by more than doubling the sales of his closest rival, singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles. Magna Carta… Holy Grail’s second-week sales of 129,000 easily keep the rapper on top of the Billboard 200 after he debuted the album on the countdown last week (17Jul13) with 528,000 sales.
Bareilles’ The Blessed Unrest enters the chart at two with 68,000 opening-week sales and the latest Kidz Bop album, Kidz Bop 24, debuts at three.
Rapper Ace Hood’s new release Trials & Tribulations and Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times round out the new top five.
Meanwhile, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines holds on to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a seventh week, passing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ longest run of the year so far – the duo spent six weeks at number one with Thrift Shop.
Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop rises to two on the new chart, and Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive returns to the number three spot.