Jayz’s latest album goes platinum in less than a week

Jay Z’s 13th studio album 4:44 has gone platinum less than a week after it was released.

The album which is only available to Tital subscribers has been streaming since June 30. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) made the announcement this morning.

The Brooklyn rapper has more platinum albums than any other hip-hop artist with no others claiming more than 10. The father of three has also  scored platinum honors for collaborative LPs with Kanye West, Linkin Park, and R. Kelly.


“Props to Jay, he’s done it again!” RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement. “Another platinum album adds to an already iconic career.

Only albums which sell one million times, in less than a week go platinum, which is not seen often especially digital-only albums.

The RIAA didn’t even count streams toward a gold or platinum album certification until last year, when it made 1,500 track streams equivalent to one album sale.