8:15 PMJAY Z’S 4:44 ALBUM REACHES PLATINUM IN 6 DAYS THANKS TO SPRINT & TIDAL
JAY Z’S 4:44 ALBUM REACHES PLATINUM IN 6 DAYS THANKS TO SPRINT & TIDAL
Jay Z released his thirteenth studio album 4:44 last week to an amazing response from fans and critics. Just six days later, the album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), recognizing 1 million albums sold and/or streamed in the United States.
Said the very white and not particualrly hip RIAA chief Cary Sherman pictured above with not particularly happy Jay-Z.
The award is particularly impressive since the album is currently only available to existing TIDAL and Sprint customers. 4:44 is expected to hit other streaming services and retailers, including those selling physical CDs, starting July 7th.
This makes his 13th consecutive platinum LP release, a run that began with 1996’s Reasonable Doubt. His biggest-selling album to date, according to the RIAA, is Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life, which was certified 5x platinum. JAY-Z also has four additional Platinum Album Awards for collaborations with Kanye West, Linkin Park, and R. Kelly.
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