Jay-Z's 4:44 Gets Platinum in Just About That Time

Published July 6th, 2017 - 08:26 GMT
They're happy because they have babies but also because they're rich. (Instagram / beyonce)
They're happy because they have babies but also because they're rich. (Instagram / beyonce)

Jay-Z's latest album, 4:44, has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America after it was released on Friday.

"Props to JAY, he's done it again!" RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement. "Another Platinum album adds to an already iconic career."

The album represents Jay-Z's 13th platinum release. 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.

The platinum certification comes based off of streaming numbers from TIDAL, where 4:44 was exclusively released for TIDAL and Sprint customers. Jay-Z is expected to release 4:44 physically and on other music streaming services such as Apple Music on Friday, Variety reported, citing sources.

Jay-Z made headlines with 4:44 as the album features the 47-year-old addressing his relationship with wife Beyonce following the release of Lemonade and the infamous elevator fight he had with her sister Solange.


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