Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Jay-Z beats Snoop
With first week sales in excess of 850 000 units Jay-Z's 'Kingdom Come'CD has virtually eclipsed Snoop Doggs album 'The Blue Carpet Treatment'released on the same day last week. This not only makes it a dead cert for the #1 spot next week but also shatters this year's best debut sales record.
Not bad given the tidal wave of publicity Jay's been on prior to its release. This included a very strong and well-recieved performance at this years American Music Awards and the unprecedented "Hangar Tour," which included seven shows in less than 24 hours in Atlanta, Philadelphia, DC, New Jersey, Chicago, L.A. and Las Vegas.
Snoop's album sales are crawling in comparison with a first week sales total of around 270 000 units