'Yeezus' debuts at No. 1
June 26th, 2013
11:15 AM ET

'Yeezus' debuts at No. 1

Kanye West is celebrating another milestone after the arrival of baby North.

The artist's latest effort, "Yeezus," has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

"Yeezus" is West's sixth No 1. record, and his sixth consecutive debut at the top, including his collaboration with Jay-Z, "Watch the Throne."

Yet on the sales end, "Yeezus" is also West's lowest selling album, moving 327,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan. Industry observers had loftier projections for "Yeezus," but the album also arrived without a single, and a bunch of trippy marketing campaigns.

It may not be the amount he's used to, but those first week sales numbers "Yeezus" the biggest week for a rap album since Drake's 2011 offering, "Take Care." For 2013, the album is the third-largest debut, behind Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories."

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  1. Jealous

    No dear she's in college and almost done –

    July 5, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Harkonnen

    Man, there are a lot of stupid, uneducated people out there.

    July 5, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. pl

    stupidest comments on an article I have ever read anywhere. Random nonsense and spammers.

    July 2, 2013 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. Living in the house insult from i crew....the house is hers its all hers....she is capable of a very serious emotional support more then anyone

    June 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. i crew....

    do not care about this person's story - she has done enuff and frankly nobody cares

    June 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. icrew-anymore 16 texts...just ignore...50 be helping us now we helping 50....IGNORE HER STICK TOO A GOOD THING

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    June 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Meh

    Yeesus Christ! another worthless "musician"

    June 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BELLATHORNE TEXT TOLD HER 1 MILLION TIMES NOT INTERESTED...

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    June 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Steve-O

    There's a lot of retarded people

    June 27, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SENT A STUPID TEXT THAT SHE WAS TOLD DON'T CARE ABOUT

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    June 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LET'S REGAIN CONTROL....HACKED INTO ANOTHER FAKE DIAL OUT..THANKS.

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    June 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JD

    Great artist. Great talent. Poor taste in females. Poor behaviour habits.

    June 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ※Sadie※

    I don't care if that cd floated down from the heavens, I wouldn't listen to it. I've never been a rap fan, and I am definitely not a Kanye fan. I wonder how he came up with the name "Yeezus". Sounds like a lot of ego going on there. Sorry MAP, I know you like him. Just my opinion, though.

    June 27, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      It's ok! I don't like HIM, but I liked the Yeezus album – none of his other music has interested me.

      June 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. M.A.P.

    Good album. Better than anything else out there right now.

    June 27, 2013 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. david799

    Wow…My friend Hanna has just married to a millionaire, they met via .. ŔichFiŞhes.Çoм .. designed for the elite, a place where you can meet attorneys, political figures, investors, millionaires, doctors, celebrities and models, etc. Date the elite,Take a try.

    June 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  16. tngdwnthrot42shcam

    talented .

    June 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  17. noboofwfeagn45cm

    Hootie is the best.

    June 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  18. hghgktyiytiyt

    Oh… Unbelievable…… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~~~InterracìalFishès.Ćom~~A Serious interracial dating for black & white single seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet (lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try.

    June 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Hootie ...

    I wish hootie and the blowfish would reunite...what a fun group.

    June 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  20. tracie

    YEEZUS! I SHOVED A PHONE UP MY BUTT!

    June 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  21. SHUT UP TRACIE..YOU MISSED 1/2 A DAY OF PHONES..

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    June 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. tracie

    YEEZUS! I'VE CLOGGED UP MY TURD BUCKET!

    June 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  23. *90%OUT* 3 missed 7 real calls....its starting to take affect.

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    June 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  24. asdfdasfsfdfdf

    … Unbelievable…wow… My friend Maggie has just married to a handsome wealthy man. They met through ~ ~ Wèalthyluv.Çoм~~ They told me it is a Specialist millionaire dating for rich single s seeking relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a trydgdfsgdgfgdfs

    June 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  25. PRINT OUT ALL MY COMMENTS MATCH TOO ANNULMENT, ADOPTION, FATHERS ILLNESS WHATEVER. AND JUST FILE IT...SHE CAN'T EVEN HACK WELL

    IF WE NEED CNN INVOLVED ITS NOT A PROBLEM...

    June 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  26. DON'T PAY ATTENTION TOO HER SHE'S DOING HER CONTROL BY RECORD MY COMMENTS WE HAVE EVERYTHING THAT BACK UP HER HACK--ITS GOING ON A YEAR--HAS REPUTATION OF FIGHTING WITH EVERYONE

    June 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  27. HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT UNLESS YOU HAD THE SOCIAL...

    HACKINGHOE

    June 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  28. palintwit

    Ain't that Hootie from Hootie and the Blowfish?

    June 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. LONG ISLAND ANNULLMENT -- CHECKED INTO

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    June 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  30. sunflower

    any one know David w email address ?

    June 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sokman

    CNN seems to have some kind of obsession with a certain kind of celebrity, since most of the articles here center on Jay-Z and Beyonce, Kanye, Chris Brown and the like. Instead of The Marquee Blogs, maybe they should call it The Monkey Blogs.

    "Ee Ee!! Oo Oo!!"

    June 26, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  32. Sokman

    Nice tan on that boy.

    June 26, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Window

      That is what your mom said right before she gobbled it up. Now picture that for a second : )

      June 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  33. M.A.P.

    My favorite track from the CD is: "Ee Ee!! Oo Oo!!"

    June 26, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |

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