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Jay Z Performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Source: The Washington Post / Getty

The internet is still talking about Jay-Z’s 13th studio album, 4:44, and the album just went certified platinum.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Jay-Z’s album set a milestone and simultaneously broke the record for the most Platinum (or more) albums for any Hip Hop artist in music history.

Pretty impressive especially the album’s release was less than a week ago.

The news was announced earlier today (July 5) by the RIAA alongside JAY’s label, Roc Nation, and the plaque was presented by RIAA CEO Cary Sherman.

According to a Roc Nation press release, Hov’s record-breaking accomplishment marks the Hip Hop mogul’s 13th studio solo album to break Platinum status. He’s also earned four other Platinum albums via collaborations — 2002’s The Best of Both Worlds and 2004’s Unfinished Business with R. Kelly, 2004’s Collision Course with Linkin Park, and 2011’s Watch The Throne with Kanye West.

4:44 is expected to hit record stores and other streaming services on Friday (July 7), after its week of exclusivity on TIDAL ends.

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