Jay-Z's first week's number are in, and they're HOV status.
It seems after all these years Jay-Z can still deliver on a great piece of work. 4:44 was a vivid, matured version of HOV and the intriguing lyricism once again carried the album.
Within 24 hours of being released to iTunes, 4:44 ranked in at the #1 spot in 38 countries. These countries include United States, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Finland, Poland, Malaysia, India, Panama, Sri Lanka, Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Trinidad and Tobago, Saudi Arabia, Mozambique, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Complex reports that he could move up to 275,000 copies in his first week of release. Very impressive, Jay.