Jay-Z Moves Major Units, Cops Shut Down Release Party In NY

Jay-Z’s latest

release Kingdom Come is on pace to move an estimated 850,000 copies the

first week in stores, giving the rapper the year’s best selling CD in one week

and another #1 album on the Billboard charts. Kingdom

Come is expected to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart next week,

giving the rapper his 9th #1 album. Jay-Z

embarked on a massive promotional blitz for the album that included a world tour,

a performance at the American Music Awards, commercials for the NBA, Budweiser

and Hewlett-Packard, a one-day "Hangar Tour" of seven cities in 24 hours

and continuous coverage on MTV and BET. Snoop

Dogg’s Tha Blue Carpet Treatment will battle Chris Daughtrey’s self-titled

debut for the #2 position, with both albums selling around 270,000 copies. In

related news, police shutdown Avalon on Wednesday (Nov. 22), 30 minutes before

the venue was to host hundreds of people celebrating the release of Jay-Z’s album.

According

to reports, police closed the club because of issues with its certificate of occupancy,

which managers had unsuccessfully attempted to resolve for several weeks. Many

patrons that prepaid to attend party left the venue upset, even though Jay-Z was

not expected at the event.

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