Jay-Z's '4:44' Goes Platinum in Less Than a Week

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01:  Recording artist Jay-Z attends Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jay-Z's '4:44' Goes Platinum in Less Than a Week

Serious G.O.A.T. goals!

Published July 5, 2017

They say it’s the third time's the charm when it comes to anything special, but if you look at the reigning rap rise of Jay-Z and hit play on his 4:44 opus, it’s actually four times.

That explains why, before we’ve even had his latest album for an entire seven days, Jay’s thirteenth studio triumph has hit RIAA-certified platinum status.

Can you say G.O.A.T. goals? 

Announced on the official Roc Nation Twitter account, Mr. Carter posed next to his platinum plaque for the June 30-released project. Following up, the RIAA also tweeted its congratulations to him and announced his record-breaking milestone.

“’4:44’ goes platinum- JAY-Z’s Platinum (or higher) solo studio Album Awards are more than any other hip hop artist,” the tweet reads.

And as a Tidal exclusive, the album hasn’t even reached other music-streaming services just yet before gaining its platinum crown, which also means the certification stems from streaming numbers only. The album is also yet another installation to his platinum-dominating discography, with the most recent being Magna Carta Holy Grail project, which went platinum in the U.S. on the same day of its release.

Ladies and gentleman, the Roc is back. 

Congratulations, Jay!

See 4:44’s RIAA-certified platinum certification below.  

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


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