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2009's "Blueprint 3"
Arriving 10 years after the classic first beef-baiting "Blueprint," "Blueprint 3" had a name that needed delivery. And deliver it did. It's a good thing Jay-Z came out of his studio album "retirement": that news aided this effort over the top for No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200. With 11 No. 1s, Jay-Z then surpassed Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most No. 1 albums ever. And with that, you'll never forget "Empire State of Mind" feat. Alicia Keys.