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

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), announced that JAY-Z‘s new album “4:44” has gone platinum less than a week after release.

The announcement was made early Wednesday morning by the Association on their official Twitter account.

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

The new album which was released in June 30th exclusively to Tidal subscribers and Sprint customers.

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.


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