Monday, 26 February 2018



Jay-Z‘s new '4:44' album was only released last Thursday night (June 29, 2017), but the LP has already been certified platinum (sold 1 Million copies) on Wednesday, July 5,2017 according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Pictured above is Hov and RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman with the plaque for the album. “Props to JAY, he’s done it again!” said Sherman in a statement. “Another Platinum album adds to an already iconic career.”

This is Hov’s 13th platinum album plaque, more than any other artist in RIAA history. He’s also the only rapper with 10 or more platinum albums to his name.

If you recall, something similar happened with Jay’s last album. 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.

Meanwhile,according to TMZ the $20 million JAY is referring to in one of the tracks from the album titled 'Kill Jay-Z' was actually an advance to cover Kanye’s “Saint Pablo Tour” expenses.

However, Billboard now reports that money had nothing to do with tour advances.

A source close to the situation told the publication Roc Nation does not structure deals in that manner.