via eonline.com Jay-Z's buzzed-about new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, debuted at No. 1, moving a better-than-expected 527,000 copies, perBillboard. To put things in perspective, that's a bigger berth than Hova's ultra-hyped collaboration with Kanye West, 2011'sWatch the Throne, which sold 436,000 units its first week.
Magna also notched Hova's best debut since 2006's Kingdom Come, which stormed the charts with 680,000. (His latest effort also broke Spotify's record for the most streams by an album in its first week, with 14 million.) The album's arrival marks another major milestone for Beyoncé's hubby: It's his 13th No. 1 album, solidifying his lead as the solo artist with the most No. 1 albums in history. (Taking into account all chart-toppers, theBeatles is still ahead of Hova, with 19 No. 1 albums.)