Kanye West's 'Twisted Fantasy' dominates album chart

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From RollingStone

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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