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

Jay Z’s 4:44 Album Goes Platinum Less Than A Week

Jay Z’s 4:44 Album Goes Platinum Less Than A Week

However, by July 2, the album was also offered as a free download - sponsored by Sprint - via the web site 444.tidal.com.

What makes this even more impressive for JAY-Z is the fact that 4:44 is only now available to Tidal and Sprint customers. Hova's critically-acclaimed, No I.D. -produced 4:44 is already certified platinum.

Recent reports claimed 4:44 would land on Apple Music in the coming days.

One equivalent album unit, as recognized by the RIAA, is equal to: one album sale, 10 tracks sold from an album, or 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from an album.

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While it is a colossal victory for the Brooklyn rapper, his 2017 album success could be matched by Kendrick Lamar, who landed a platinum certification for DAMN. within a week of its April release. "Another Platinum album adds to an already iconic career", RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement. 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.

Hov's 4:44 earns the platinum plaque despite only being available on TIDAL. If you can recall, the streaming company has seen a number key executives leave over the last 24 months, with some analysts even saying that the company is ripe for a takeover.

Aside from that, it's unlikely his album amassed that many units off streaming alone as it's now only available on Tidal.

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

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