Kanye, Jay-Z take over the throne

Kanye West and Jay-Z (WENN.COM)

Kanye West and Jay-Z (WENN.COM)

MARIANNE DOWLING, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:52 PM ET

Hip hop royalty assumed the throne at the top of the charts on both sides of the border this week.

“Watch The Throne,” the much anticipated collaboration album between Kanye West and Jay-Z, dominated sales, selling 25,000 copies in Canada, according to numbers compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

In the U.S., “Throne” sold 436,000 copies and is the second fastest-selling debut of the year, outpaced only by Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” which raked in 1.1 million its first week back in the spring.

West and Jay-Z’s swagger was enough to push British chanteuse Adele down to No. 2 (don’t worry, she’s already gone three times platinum with her sophomore effort “21”), while another rap supergroup, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Eminem and Royce da 5'9", finished in third with their hit LP “Hell:The Sequel.”

Pitbull’s “Planet Pit” notched up one to land in at No. 4 and Electro duo LMFAO’s “Sorry For Party Rocking” rounded out the top five.

Country singer Luke Bryan’s third album “Tailgates and Tanlines” debuted at No. 6 and Selena Gomez’ s “When The Sun Goes Down” sank down one to No.7

Closing out the top 10 was Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”at No.8, Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” at No. 9 and yet another offering from the cast of “Glee.” The soundtrack for “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie,” which bombed at the box office, finished in the tenth spot.


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