Yeezus! Kanye West’s cacaphony of an album took a beating in its second week on the charts.”Yeezus” fell a whopping 80% in sales in its second week, from number 1 to number 3. It was replaced by Wale (155,000 copies) and last week’s number 2, “Born Sinner” by J. Cole with 83,000 copies.
In its first week, “Yeezus” sold 327,000 copies. This week, it moved only 65,000 units. Lack of a single, a song or anything you could hum probably had a lot to do with it. Not even the birth of North West, his reality show inspired baby, could keep Kanye in the game. And things will get worse as Jay Z releases his “Magna Carta” next week. The hit album of the summer remains Daft Punk and their single “Get Lucky.”
This week brought new releases by old friends India.Arie (“Songversation”) and Julia Fordham (www.juliafordham.com).