Jay Z’s 13th studio album ‘4:44’ has gone platinum less than a week after its release, says the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The album was released exclusively to Tidal and Sprint members around midnight on June 30.
RIAA CEO Cary Sherman on Wednesday congratulated the rapper on yet another platinum-selling album.
“Props to JAY, he’s done it again! Another Platinum album adds to an already iconic career,” Sherman said in a statement.
— RIAA (@RIAA) July 5, 2017
The platinum status of ‘4:44’ makes it Jay Z’s 13th solo studio effort to earn the designation.
Jay Z, who recently became the first rapper to get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has more platinum albums than any other hip-hop artiste.
Meanwhile, fellow rapper Curtis Jackson, a.k.a 50 Cent, has given his take on the album in an Instagram post.
50 Cent, who is an expert in the art of social media trolling, said ‘4:44’ is “too smart” for the streets.
Although he praised the album as being “alright,” he criticised it for being too “Ivy League”.
“People just wanna have a good time,” he said while saying that Jay Z “cannot be the best rapper at 47”.
‘4:44’ is expected to be released on Apple Music, iTunes and other streaming platforms later this week.
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