Z's '4:44' album goes platinum in less than a week

JAY-Z's 13th studio album, 4:44, has been certified platinum, for sales of one million album equivalent units, in less than a week since its release. It was free for customers, but in actuality, Sprint had already paid for the albums.

Rapper and producer Jay-Z recently dropped his new album "4:44" and it has caused a lot of uproar.

The rapper, 45, continued, "Shout-out to Jay-Z - he did it again".

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Mr. Carter announced on the official Roc Nation Twitter account that his album reached platinum as he stood beside the plaque that was given to him for his June 30th-released record.

JAY-Z continues to dominate the news feed in the world of music, and he keeps the trend going today.

"Congrats to #JAYZ, "4:44" is Certified Platinum by the [RIAA]".

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According to Variety, the RIAA began including streaming numbers into album certifications on February 1, 2016, using a formula similar to that of Nielsen Music's whereby 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video song streams = 10 track sales = 1 album sale. Even more impressive, originally, the album was only available exclusively through Tidal and to pre-existing subscribers, as well as Sprint customers. Sheeran's album was released on March 3 and didn't hit the platinum mark until May 1.

Back in 2013, with the release of his album "Magna Carta".

Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but record sales clearly aren't high up on that list.

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Jay-Z has shared his 'The Story of O.J.' video on YouTube, which is the first project from his 4:44 album that has not been a Tidal exclusive.

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