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Jay-Z Surpasses Elvis Presley With 11 No. 1 Albums, 2nd Only To Beatles

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Rapper Jay-Z has reportedly dominated the charts for the 11th time with his album, “The Blueprint 3″ based off preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan. The album has pushed Jay-Z ahead of Rock-N-Roll legend Elvis Presley with an estimated 476,000 copies for his album sold since being released on Friday.

However, the rapper didn’t out do the Beatles who sold 626,000 which include reissues a digitally remastered set released on this past Wednesday.

What does this mean for Jay-Z? He now holds the title for the most No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 as a solo artist, but if you put him up against the Beatles, he has the second-most compared to the Beatles who has 19 No. 1 albums.

Others on the Billboard 200 include Miley Cyrus (2), Whitney Houston (3), Raekwon (4), Brooks and Dunn (5), Trey Songz (6), Black Eyed Peas (7), Boys Like Girls (8), Kings of Leon (9), and Taylor Swift (10).

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