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Somehow, Jay-Z's 4:44 Is Already Certified Platinum

06 July 2017, 12:54 | Jermaine Blake



Per the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the album was certified platinum earlier today, an impressive feat given that it wasn't released until last Friday. The RIAA revamped its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on February 1, 2016, growing from a pure album sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams.

Good news for Snoop, JAY-Z made 4:44 a free download for fans!

Pictured above is Hov and RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman with the plaque for the album.

It's unclear at this time how 4:44 was able to move one million units in less than a week, though it's a possibility Jay Z struck some sort of deal with Sprint like how he did in 2013 with Samsung.

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Congratulations to JAY-Z on his milestone and for delivering a fantastic rap album.

"4:44" is now Jay-Z's 13th platinum solo studio album - the most of any hip-hop artist in history, according to RIAA.

The competition between Apple, Tidal and the other music streaming services over exclusive content is something that Jay-Z himself references on the new record. (Vulture has reached out to Sprint and Tidal for further clarification.) For comparison, Kanye West's The Life of Pablo took over a year to go platinum, and was the first streaming-only album to achieve those numbers; Beyoncé's Lemonade, which is also a Tidal streaming exclusive but was made available for download days after its release, took nearly two months to go platinum.

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