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.
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) July 5, 2017
— RIAA (@RIAA) July 5, 2017
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.