Kanye West's 'Twisted Fantasy' dominates album chart
Kanye West’s critic ally acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy may have easily topped the nation’s albums chart with 518,775 sales in its first week of release — but he didn’t even come close to matching the first week sales of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now, which debuted at Number 1 on November 3 after selling 1,047,000 copies in its first week.
Still, West easily beat rapper Nicki Minaj’s debut, Pink Friday, which was a distant second at 371,049 sold.
Nonetheless, the album is West’s fourth chart-topper. Almost exactly two years ago, his previous LP, 808s and Heartbreak, also debuted at Number 1 with approximately 450,000 sales.
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