Jay Z tops Billboard album chart for second week

Jay Z is on his "Legends of the Summer" tour with Justin Timberlake.  Credit: Reuters
Jay Z is on his “Legends of the Summer” tour with Justin Timberlake.
Credit: Reuters

Rapper Jay Z’s latest album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” yesterday topped the Billboard 200 album chart for the second week in a row.

“Magna Carta Holy Grail” sold 129,000 copies in its second week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, bringing its two-week total to 657,000 copies. Last week, it was the second-best debut week for an album this year behind Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience.”

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles was second on the chart with her “Blessed Unrest” album, selling 68,000 in its first week. New compilation album “Kidz Bop 24″ of children singing pop hits was slightly behind with 62,000 copies sold.

Rapper Ace Hood debuted “Trials & Tribulations” at No. 4 with 34,000 copies, and country group Florida Georgia Line fell one spot to No. 5 with “Here’s to the Good Times,” selling 31,000 copies.

The soundtrack to the “Teen Beach” movie debuted at No. 8, and Aussie pop singer Cody Simpson’s album “Surfers Paradise” debuted at No. 10.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to…

A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new…

Local

On-duty NYPD detective arrested for DWI in Queens

A New York City Police detective was arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence while on the clock.

Local

City Council committee moves Williamsburg's Domino refinery deal…

The deal to turn the old Domino Sugar refinery along the Williamsburg waterfront into a new housing complex is one Council vote away from approval.

National

On newly released tape, 'Squeaky' Fromme says was…

Manson Family member Squeaky Fromme told a mental health examiner in newly released interview the "X" she carved in her forehead was meant to separate her from "the system."

The Word

Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.

Movies

'A Brony Tale' documents men who are into…

Ashleigh Ball, a voice actress on "My Little Pony," speaks to us.

Movies

Tribeca: Nikki Reed on going funny for a…

"Intramural" star Nikki Reed talks about being the straight person in a broad comedy, spending time in Austin and how "Thirteen" was a "miracle."

Going Out

Pop-up cat cafe opens to long lines in…

The country's first pop-up cat cafe opened in New York on Thursday.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version

MLB

5 infamous pitcher ejections for cheating

Never fear Yankees fans, Michael Pineda is far from the first MLB pitcher to be thrown out of a game for cheating.

MLB

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected for using pine…

Pineda was thrown out of the game against the Red Sox Wednesday for having pine tar on his neck -- for all the world to see.

NFL

Giants 2014 regular season schedule

The Giants will play five prime-time games — against the Lions, Redskins, Eagles, Colts and Cowboys.

Parenting

New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.

Tech

From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.

Style

Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.

Style

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.