Z's 4:44 Goes Platinum In Less Than A Week

I.D. worked closely with Jay-Z on every track on the rapper’s new album “4:44.” Credit Lenny S

JAY-Z secured his 13th platinum album with the release of 4:44, which is a monumental achievement for the veteran rap mogul.

Jay-Z's digital-only album 4:44 has gone platinum within five days - despite limits on who could access it.

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Jay-Z's new album 4:44 has been available for public consumption for less than a week, but according to the RIAA, it's already achieved numbers that would suggest otherwise. In this case, "fans participated, took action and downloaded Jay-Z's album offered by Sprint". However, on Monday this rule was changed and all Tidal subscribers now have access to the full album.

Jay's musical repertoire has dominated the charts for many years, with his second most recent record, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which went platinum in the U.S. on the same day that it was released.

The rapper released his new album - his first since 2013's Magna Carta Holy Grail - exclusively to his streaming service, Tidal, June 30, 2017. With the album's physical copies and worldwide availability to other streaming services soon approaching, its likely to boost the 10-track album's performance tremendously.

"Those album downloads - which were free to the consumer but purchased by a company (Sprint) for distribution - were counted towards the platinum certification". Reports suggest that the title "4:44" itself is a salute to their relationship despite the rapper's other inspiration for the title; explaining that the number four always meant something for the couple.

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