The Beatles, Jay Z

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It's pretty clear who's running this town.

Proving that condemnation by Kanyegate association has nothing on Jay-Z's sales appeal, Beyoncé's boy dominated the Billboard album chart this week, with Blueprint 3 taking over the top spot with sales of 476,000.

It's Hova's 11th career No. 1: He has now scored more solo chart-toppers than any other artist, even Elvis Presley.

And all without being party to a rampant display of jackassery.

Jay-Z's chart-topping track record is second only to The Beatles, who've been tops a record book-shattering 19 times. And counting, if this week's sales are any indication.

Chart love for the Fab Four is alive and thriving thanks to their accountant-approved reissues (piggybacked with their hyped Rock Band game) selling a collective 626,000 copies to dominate the catalog chart.

The biggest seller of the week was Abbey Road, followed by Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and The White Album.


Check out the highlights and lowlights (as if you didn't know what those were) in our gallery of the 2009 MTV VMAs.

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