JAY-Zs new 4:44 album, released last Thursday, has already been certified platinum.
This is Hovs 13th platinum album. Hes the only rapper with 10 or more platinum albums to his name.
RIAA on Twitter
4:44 Goes Platinum – JAY-Z’s 13 Platinum (or higher) solo studio Album Awards are more than any other hip hop artist. @s_c_ @RocNation #444
My man continues to change the game and lend credence to the argument that he’s the most important figure in the history of Hip-Hop. His last project, Magna Carta Holy Grail, was pre-delivered to a million Samsung customers back in 2013, and the RIAA actually changed its rules to allow the album to be certified platinum the same day it was released.
4:44 was released for pre-existing Tidal and Sprint customers. Its since been made available for free download. The album is coming to iTunes and Apple Music this week, and physical copies featuring three bonus tracks, including Adnis are soon to hit stores.