Kanye West’s “Yeezus” album debuts at number 1 this week with 328,800 copies sold. Kanye squeaked out a win over J. Cole, another rapper, whose “Born Sinner” album came in at number 2 with 297,922. Both albums are through Universal Music and Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Universal would have the entire top 5 this week, and 7 of the top 10. Amazing. However: J Cole’s Roc Nation album is still part of Jay Z’s deal with Columbia. Numbers 3, 4, and 5, respectively, are Mac Miller (his Rostrum label is through Universal), plus Kelly Rowland on Motown, and Black Sabbath’s brilliant comeback on Republic.
Wait: Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child? That’s right. Beyonce doesn’t get to have all the fame and money. You go, Kelly.