Jay-Z Is Still Very Much #1; Whitney Takes #2; Kid Cudi Breaks 100K


Still news in 2009, even when we’re talking about a Jay-Z record: The Blueprint 3 is almost definitely going platinum. After selling close to 500K his first week out, Jay-Z sold something in the ballpark of 300K this week, good for an easy encore at the top of the charts. That means Blueprint 3 is gold now and will likely be platinum by this time next week. He’s made himself so easy to love! In other chart news, Whitney Houston held onto the #2 spot, selling around 160K copies of I Look To You, just good enough to knock off Muse and Kid Cudi, whose charmless Man on the Moon debuted at 4,000 records above the 100K mark. Now if only someone could explain to us what this whole “rap music” thing is about. [Singers Room]