Jay-Z Takes Down the King

Jay-Z Takes Down the King
Jay-Z and Elvis Presley
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updated 09/17/2009 at 10:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/17/2009 10:30AM

It's official: Jay-Z is bigger than Elvis Presley.

The Brooklyn rapper has scored his 11th No. 1 on Billboard's album charts by selling 476,000 copies of The Blueprint 3.


That means that Jay-Z, 39, has surpassed The King to become history's solo artist with the most No. 1 albums.

PEOPLE.com sought comment from Presley, but he hasn't been spotted in an Appalachian-area 7-Eleven for weeks.

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