Jay-Z has reclaimed his spot at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with the release of his album "Magna Carta Holy Grail."
In its first week, the album sold 527,000 copies, more than enough for the rapper to shoot to No. 1 on the chart, reports Billboard.
The total is the second-biggest sales week for an album this year. Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20" holds first place, selling 968,000 copies in its first week.
"Magna Carta Holy Grail" was initially released through a distribution deal with Samsung -- the company purchased a million digital copies of the album ahead of its release. Cell phone owners got early access to the album on July 4 and it was made available worldwide on July 9.
Due to Jay-Z's distribution deal with Samsung and a rule change by the RIAA, the album is already certified platinum.
This is the fourth consecutive week a rap album has scored the top spot on the chart. Kanye West's "Yeezus" landed there first, followed by Wale's "The Gifted" the next and J. Cole's "Born Sinner" last week. And in a history-making move, Jay-Z's placement at No. 1 one makes it the first time that four rap albums have consecutively debuted at the top.
The album makes for his 13th number No. 1, includes all of his solo albums as well as three collaborative albums.