The Facts: Sold 528,000 copies in its first week. Was platinum certified after offering free downloads via an innovative deal with Samsung.
Haters Say: “Offering free downloads to go platinum? C’mon son! He doesn’t cover any new ground lyrically.”
Some folks were surprised at how high Jay Z ranked his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. In his explanation, Hov gave a list of songs (“F---wit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail”) from the LP that justifies its position, but it seems like it could slide down in the ranking over time. The newest of the material makes it hard to determine how it holds up against past works.