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News: Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Is Certified Platinum In Less Than a Week


Thanks to Jay-Z’s #NewRules mantra introduced after the release of his Magna Carta Holy Grail project, he has some celebrating to do. His new 13the solo studio album 4:44 which was released less than a week ago is now certified platinum according to The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The numbers are based solely on Tidal streams and Sprint subscriber downloads.

The new announcement sets a historic standard making Jay-Z the only Hip Hop Artist with 13 certified platinum albums. That doesnt include his platinum efforts with artists including Kanye West, Linkin Park and R. Kelly. Jay-Z’s 4:44 album is said to leap in sales after the physical copies drop and additional streaming services receive the release. The LP will be available on Apple Music’s iTunes this Friday, after its week of exclusivity on Tidal ends. Congrats goes out to Jay-Z and Roc Nation!