If early numbers are an accurate indicator then 'Watch The Throne' is a smashing success.
The debut album from The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West) is on pace to move between 400,000-500,000 copies in it's 1st week. Those sales would make the album 2nd in first week sales only to Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way,' which moved 1.1 million units out of the gate according to Billboard
The album is being sold exclusively through iTunes, and won't be available to all other retail outlets until August 12.
Not bad for an album nobody knew was coming less than a year ago.