Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Sales Fall 80% As Album Drops Out Of No. 1 Spot

07/03/2013 12:22 pm ET | Updated Jul 03, 2013
AP

While his "Yeezus" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the good news for Kanye West didn't last long.

In its second week in stores, sales for West's "Yeezus" reportedly dropped 80 percent, knocking the album out of its chart-topping spot. According to Billboard, "Yeezus" sold 65,000 copies in its second week, down from 327,000 copies in the first week.

The 80 percent drop is the fourth-largest second-week slump since 1991 when SoundScan began recording album numbers, Billboard reports. West's "Yeezus" drop comes in fourth to Madonna's "MDNA" which fell 86.7 percent in 2012, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" which dropped 84.28 percent in 2011, and Mac Miller's "Blue Slide Park" which went down 82.54 percent also in 2011.

West's mediocre second-week sales bring his sixth solo studio album to the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200. "Yeezus" comes in third to Wale's "The Gifted," which topped the chart this week, and J. Cole's "Born Sinner," which maintained its No. 2 spot. "Born Sinner" also experienced a drop in sales this week, selling 84,000 against its debut week sales of 297,000.

For more on West's album sales, head over to Billboard.

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