Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 tops The Billboard 200 for the second straight week. Its second-week sales tally was bigger than the first-week totals rung up by such high-profile recent albums as Daughtry's Leave This Town, Kelly Clarkson's All I Ever Wanted and Bruce Springsteen's Working On A Dream.
The Blueprint 3 has sold 774,000 copies in its first two weeks. Only one album so far this year has sold more copies in its first two weeks. That's Eminem's Relapse, which sold 820,000 copies in that time frame. U2's No Line On The Horizon had a slightly stronger first week than The Blueprint 3, but a much slower second week. After two weeks, it had sold 617,000.
The Blueprint 3 is, surprisingly, only the third album so far this year to spend its first two weeks at #1. It follows Relapse and All I Ever Wanted.Read More »from Week Ending Sept. 20, 2009: Bring On ‘The Blueprint 4′