Despite his Samsung app’s controversies and recent legal issues, Jay-Z‘s nonetheless enjoying plenty of success. Magna Carta Holy Grail has managed to break the Spotify record for most streams in its first week of release. The official number is now at over 14 million in the U.S., even beating out Daft Punk’s recently set record of 9.5 million streams.
Not only that, but Hov has also nabbed his 13th number one on the Billboard 200 charts. Nielsen SoundScan has confirmed that MCHG has sold 527,000 copies in its first week. Not everyone took Jay-Z seriously when he announced the #newrules, but it looks like Hov is having the last laugh.
(Yahoo and Complex)