Did JAY-Z accept plaque before "4:44" went platinum?

Joy Montgomery
July 7, 2017

The New York rapper has reached the impressive milestone for the 13 time - more than any other Hip-Hop artist in the history of RIAA's certification program. The company bought 1 million downloads and gave them away for free for Galaxy smartphone owners three days before the album was released to the rest of the public.

July 5, 2017, 4:35 p.m. UTC Updated to clarify that the news about 4:44 is not as straightforward as the RIAA made it seem, according to SPIN. Universal Music has revealed the additional three tracks off JAY's platinum certified LP. Less than a week after its debut, the album has already been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The TIDAL exclusive is reportedly set to be released on iTunes and Apple Music this Friday.

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Although Snoop Dogg ended up with a pirated copy, he had nothing but high praise for the rapper's new album, saying, "Shout-out to Jay-Z - he did it again". Platinum certification traditionally meant the album had sold 1,000,000 copies or digital downloads in the US, but these days RIAA also includes 1500 streams as ten track sales equivalent to one album sale towards its gold and platinum certifications. Back then, Samsung pre-paid for 1 million copies of that album as part of its deal with Jay-Z for exclusivity, allowing Magna Carta to instantly go platinum.

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