Jay-Z's '4:44′ Album Certified Platinum Within a Week

Nick Sanchez
July 6, 2017

Since Sunday, Tidal has offered a voucher for a free download for the album via Sprint.

Music mogul JAY-Z is steady slaying when it comes to putting out solo albums.

Not all of 4:44's sale numbers came from Tidal streams. On Wednesday, July 5, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded Jay-Z (pictured below) the platinum record alongside RIAA Chairman and CEO, Cary Sherman. The hip-hop giant's newly released 4:44 has gone platinum in less than a week.

Consumers were not able to buy physical copies of 4:44 on the June 30th release date either.

The rapper's latest collection has been certified platinum for sales of one million album equivalent units.

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

This achievement is especially gobsmacking since the album, its songs and its associated video materials were only available through Jay-Z-owned TIDAL for pre-existing subscribers of the music streaming service and USA carrier Sprint, which owns a one-third stake in TIDAL. The rap mogul now has more platinum certified records than any other artist in RIAA history and is the only rapper to have 10 or more platinum albums. According to Variety, the move that angered users who signed up for Tidal after the album's release but could not access it, although that decision was reversed and it was made available to all Tidal members on Monday.

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