The album only hit iTunes yesterday, but early estimates are already in. In 24 hours, Throne has hit No. 1 on iTunes in over 20 countries. The album, which avoided leaking in advance, is on track to sell at least 400,000 to 500,000 copies in its first week in the U.S., according to Billboard.
Based on these figures, that would give Jay and Kanye the second-largest sales week of the year, behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, which opened with 1.1 million units.
Watch the Throne is available exclusively at iTunes until Friday, when it expands to other digital retailers and physical stores. Best Buy will carry the deluxe version exclusively from August 12-22.
Official first-week sales will be released on Wednesday, August 17.
Brixton previewed its upcoming collection for Spring 2012 at Agenda this past week. Consisting of their signature range of quality headwear and timeless apparel, the collection epitomizes California culture with influences stemming from music, motoring, art and fashion.
Macy’s Department stores admit they “monitor” customers to make sure they aren’t stealing merchandise!
Several of their privacy doors were installed backward, with the slats facing downward instead of up, this allows an outsider to peep in on you.
“Retailers work hard to strike a balance between preserving the privacy of customers, providing customer service, maintaining customer safety in fitting rooms, and deterring the theft of merchandise,” said Melissa Goff, Vice President of Media Relations & Cause Marketing at Macy’s. “Macy’s is continually reviewing our policies and procedures to ensure we are serving the best interests of all of our customers. We strive to make customers feel safe and secure at Macy’s.”
The issue came to light when a former employee who worked at loss prevention realized the doors were backward, and reported it to his managers. He claims he was soon retaliated against for his report, and eventually fired.
They apparently do this all across the country, whenever states allow it by law. Just so you know, F.S.S. 877.26 allows stores to monitor customers from outside a dressing room, but it’s pretty uncool that stores aren’t telling customers they’re doing it.