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JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album goes Platinum less than a week after release

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BellaNaija - Admission of Guilt? JAY-Z drops 13th Studio Album "4:44"JAY-Z’s new album 4:44 released on June 30th exclusively to Tidal subscribers and Sprint customers have gone platinum according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) The announcement was made early Wednesday morning by the Association.

This means the album has been sold at least 1 million times.

In 2013, Magna Carta Holy Grail also went platinum after JAY-Z sold a million copies to Samsung to give Samsung users for free, prompting the RIAA to change its rules to allow Samsung downloads to count toward certification as soon as the album was released.

4:44 is expected to be released on Apple Music and iTunes this week according to Billboard.

4 Comments

  1. Robin Hood

    July 5, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    separating the men fro the boys…….. good for him
    However, it doesn’t change the fact that rap in the new millennium has fallen from its heady heights of the 90s golden years. The quality of competition aint as good as it used to be with clowns and wimps like Young Thug, Migos in the rap game.
    Good to know there are still a few purists holding it down.. enjoy your success

  2. Baby

    July 5, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Ja ja after buying airtime like crazy why won’t it go platinum less than a week

  3. Ariere

    July 5, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    This is what you call ‘Ojoro’. Lol. But it’s what it is. No fingers are equal. He is a smart business man. He factored in a million copy sale of his album into the contract he signed with sprint and gave the copies away for free via download.

  4. CUTTRED MEATLOAF

    July 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Trust me the album aint shit…..forgetting labelling his mum a lesbian and claiming he cheated on Beyonce…..Freaking HYPE!!!! why did it take him so long to say all that crab after initially denying…ANYWAY like @ARIERE!!! Smart business move

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