In this afternoon’s music news, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaboration is totally dominating the iTunes charts all around the world. It is only the album’s first day on the market and it is already top of the charts in no less than 23 countries. Young Academic will be bringing you an exclusive review as soon as possible but in the mean time, here is some background.
The physical version of Watch the Throne won’t actually be available in the United Kingdom until August 12, but that hasn’t stopped the LP from flying to the top of the iTunes music charts in such nations as Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Spain and the United Kingdom.
Adele’s 21 which seems to have been around forever, continues to sell well and holds the number 2 slot in 12 of the 23 countries where Jay-Z and Kanye dominate.
The collaboration has also seemingly avoided a leak according to various Twitter sources. “#WTT,” “#Watch the Throne” and “Throneday” have all been trending extremely well at some point as well as the track names for tunes such as “Who Gon Stop Me,” “No Church in the Wild” and “Niggers in Paris.”
Also worth noting is the fact that Watch the Throne was dropped without a video or customary single as fans have come to expect from rappers Jay and Kanye. “Otis,” though is predicted rave reviews.
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