Jay-z Ties Rolling Stones With Ninth Us Number One
Rap mogul SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER has reclaimed his crown at the top of the US album charts but sales of his comeback album Kingdom Come fell just short of the 700,000 estimate. The album opened with 680,000 copies sold, giving Jay-Z his biggest sales week ever and the biggest of 2006 by any artist. It's the ninth time he has hit the top of the US charts - a statistic that ties with THE Rolling Stones for the third most number ones. Only THE Beatles (19) and Elvis Presley (10) have had more chart-topping albums. Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry's new band DAUGHTRY is also celebrating - the rockers' debut album crashes into the number two spot on the new chart with 304,000 first-week sales. Meanwhile, THE BEATLES' LOVE album debuts at number four with 272,000 sales, Snoop Dogg scores his ninth top 10 album with THE BLUE CARPET TREATMENT, which debuts at five and late rapper Tupac Shakur returns to the top flight - new release PAC'S LIFE enters the chart at number nine.