Jay-Z’s New Album “4:44” Goes Platinum
Jay-Z‘s new album “4:44” which was released exclusively to Tidal subscribers and Sprint customers on June 30th has gone platinum in less than a week of its release.
The announcement which was made early Wednesday morning on twitter by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), came with a photo of Hov standing next to his new plaque and RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman, along with the message: “Props to JAY, he’s done it again!”
— RIAA (@RIAA) July 5, 2017
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 his 13th solo studio album to reach platinum.
According to Billboard, “4:44” is expected to be released on Apple Music and iTunes this week.