Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kanye / Jay Z sales surge...

August 9th, 2011
by Mike Galaxy

The joint Kanye West/Jay Z release “Watch The Throne” has already sold 150,000 in it’s first day of Apple iTunes exclusive release. Physical release won’t drop until Friday and is expected to move more than half a million by this weeks end and will likely, eventually topple Lady Gaga’s June release Born This Way which has settled around 1.2 million.

Important note about this is that Gaga’s release was largely sold for only $0.99 cents with Amazon.com exclusive, while the Kanye West /Jay Z collaboration is currently selling at $14.99 on iTunes exclusive. 
Best Buy will be one of two retailers selling Watch The Throne with bonus material for $12.99 starting this Friday Aug 12. All remaining retailers will drop digital and physical beginning next week. Will this album crack 1 million in two weeks, or will sales simmer by end of week since their biggest fans have likely already grabbed their copy from iTunes. 

Stay tuned for more details and updates on this release.