Jay-Z Tops Elvis With Blueprint 3
Â Jay-Z has topped the charts with his latest album The Blueprint 3 and has surpassed Rock & Roll legend Elvis Presley with more #1 albums by a solo artist. The rapper’s 11th album sold over 470,000 copies this week, putting the album in the top slot on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.
Jay-Z tied Presley with 10, when his album American Gangster was released in November of 2007.
American Gangster debuted at #1, moving over 425,000 amount of copies during the first week in stores.
The album pushed Jay-Z’s the rapper in front of iconic Rock & Roll acts like The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.
The Beatles have 19 #1 albums and are the only group in music history to have more #1 albums than Jay-Z.
The rapper is aware of the monumental accomplishment and makes a reference to the historic accomplishment on The Blueprint 3.
On the track “Reminder,” Jay-Z drops lines referencing his #1 album streak, in addition to name checking Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones.
Ten number 1 albums in a row who better than me/Only the Beatles nobody ahead of me/I crush Elvis in his blue suede shoes/Made the rolling stones seem sweet as Kool-Aid too
Jay-Z is currently working on a new “experimental” album which has no release date.