Jay-Z overtakes Elvis

Paul Williams

The album debuts in style, moving an estimated 476,000 copies, the third highest weekly tally of 2009 and the fourth highest of his career.

The only act to sell more albums than Jay-Z last week is also the only act to have more number one albums - The Beatles. America proved its enduring passion for the Fab Four by buying an astonishing 626,000 albums - most of them the newly-issued remasters - by the group last week, almost 40 years ...

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