Jay-Z and 'Blueprint 3' Top Elvis in No. 1 Records

Jay-Z's newBlueprint 3 earned the rapper his 11th No. 1 berth on the Billboard 200 chart of U.S. album sales─enough to crush Elvis's record and become the solo act with the most No. 1 records in the chart's half-century history. Jay will also have the second-most No. 1 albums among all acts, ever─bested only by The Beatles, who have 19 No. 1 albums.

Coincidentally, the slew of remastered Fab Four albums (which we reviewed here) also saw major coups over the weekend. While the rerelease of 1969's Abbey Road had the biggest take, with 89,000 units sold, the total sales for all Beatles music through Sunday night was 626,000. According to Billboard, "Since SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the Beatles have never sold less than 1 million albums in a year."

You're just over halfway there, Jay!