Jay-Z's '4:44' Album Goes Platinum, Here's How


Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Goes Platinum, Here’s How

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By: A.J. Niles

Jay-Z’s latest album “4:44” received major publicity and accolades since its release via the businessman’s music streaming platform, Tidal.

The album has already caused lots of debates on social media, as fans and critics can’t help but discuss the lyrical content, which includes wealth building, his marriage to Beyonce, as well as his troubled friendship with Kanye West.

Then of course he referenced not wanting to end up like Future and watching his son being raised by another man because he couldn’t get his act right with Beyonce.

Another sore spot for many was Jay-Z rapping that holding stacks of money to your ear on Instagram isn’t a true sign of wealth, and that of course led to Boosie responding on Instagram Live.

Looks like all the controversies have paid off.

According to the RIAA, “4:44” is now platinum.

And it doesn’t hurt that Jigga also made history in the process.

Click next for the details.

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  1. Nicole

    July 5, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    It’s going to be interesting to see what the physical sales look like.

    • Tasha

      July 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm


    • Anonymous

      July 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      They will be strong. Even with the Samsung deal, he sold over half a million in physical copies the week after.

  2. Anonymous

    July 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I know some people are about to be madt!

    • Chelly

      July 5, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      The corny ones who are still holding stacks to the ear have been mad since the album dropped.

  3. Queen

    July 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    The album is everything. So this is well deserved.

  4. King Bey

    July 5, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Keep in mind he did all this while writing his own lyrics, dropped it on his own label and made it available to stream on his own streaming service. If this ain’t black excellence, I don’t know what is.

  5. Anonymous

    July 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Not a fan of the Carters but I respect what they have managed to do. They inspire a lot of black people to be great and I can’t hate on that. Congrats to Jay.

  6. Treasure8430

    July 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Meanwhile Lil Boosie still reminiscing about his time in jail, seeing homosexual activities….sagging and wearing a bunch of jewelry taking pix with money at 45 not realizing he’s disconnected…..Future too and the rest of the ignorant rapper brigade

  7. Music Lover

    July 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    This is why he’s one of the greatest. He’s not even affected by ageism, something most artists can’t run away from.

  8. Bee

    July 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Brooklyn represent!

    • Anonymous

      July 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      All day!

  9. Izzy

    July 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Still in heavy rotation.

  10. Tea

    July 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I love it!!

  11. Anonymous

    July 5, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Kanye seethes.

  12. Mike

    July 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Black excellence.

  13. Zodiac

    July 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    He’s out here really changing the rules.

  14. Hershey

    July 5, 2017 at 10:46 pm


  15. Anonymous

    July 6, 2017 at 8:51 am

    This is the first album I’ve liked of his since the Black album. So please believe I will actually buy it when it goes on sale.

  16. StayReal

    July 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Lies and BS. Roc Nation bought all the albums just like they do for Rihanna.. I’ll wait for numbers that don’t include tidal

    • My Fave Ends Careers

      July 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      What does Rihanna have to do with this? This is based on streams. How are y’all shook already by streams? You should change your name to StayMad sis.

      • Anonymous

        July 6, 2017 at 2:29 pm

        I see you’re back from that rock you crawled from. And StayReal is right. The real tea is the actual sales. Now I do believe he will do well because he has those loyal and annoying fans like his wife. But I do like this album. Just like I enjoyed Lemonade. I don’t care for the Carters but I will give them pops when due. We will see what the numbers look like next week though.

  17. My Fave Ends Careers

    July 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm


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