We knew Jay- TO THE – Z was a G, but going platinum in just 5 days is no joke.
Just five days after its release, JAY-Z’s new album 4:44 has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), meaning it has sold the equivalent of one million copies. It is JAY-Z’s 17th platinum album (13th solo), according to the RIAA. Roc Nation representatives told Billboard that the certification reflected 1 million downloads from 444.tidal.com—a website sponsored by Sprint—and no streams were applied.
On Friday, 4:44 was released exclusively through Tidal and was only available to pre-existing subscribers, as well as Sprint customers. Earlier this week, it became available to all Tidal users, with a physical release on the way.