Kanye West Plays Wellington

Singer Kanye West performs on stage at the TSB Bank Arena on December 2, 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Kanye West has earned his third straight No. 1 on the U.S. pop album chart with the debut of “808s & Heartbreak”.

West’s Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved 450,000 copies in the U.S. during the week ended November 30, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the rapper’s lowest debut sales figure since his first album, “The College Dropout,” bowed with 441,000 in 2004. (Reuters)

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