Jay's accomplishment means 4:44 tallied downright gaudy numbers. It probably doesn't, because in the case of Jay-Z, it's actually more like the 4th times is the charm, because Jay-Z's new album is all about the number 4.
Jay-Z's new album "4:44" is now available on Apple Music, following an exclusive release last week on the artist's own Tidal music streaming service.
How exactly does 4:44's platinum status spells doom for TIDAL, though? The RIAA didn't even count streams toward a gold or platinumalbumcertification until a year ago, when it made 1,500 track streams equivalent to one album sale.
Jay-Z, like many rappers of his generation, employed homophobic slurs in his early music but was also one of the first prominent voices in hip-hop to speak out in favour of gay rights.
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The rapper, 45, continued, "Shout-out to Jay-Z - he did it again". After all, I think the objective of the video was to review the music rather than throw some low-key shade at the music streaming service run by the album's artist. Magna Carta Holy Grail also went platinum.
The album hasn't even been released on other streaming services yet like Itunes and Spotify. This album was originally released on June 30th, 2017 on Tidal exclusively.
Elvis Presley holds the record with 63 platinumalbums, followed by The Beatles, George Strait, Barbra Streisand and Garth Brooks. The company bought 1 million downloads and gave them away for free for Galaxy smartphone owners three days before the album was released to the rest of the public. As of Wednesday, 4:44 is certified platinum, signifying it has sold (technically streamed) at least 1 million copies.
"I went to iTunes looking for his album and I couldn't find it". But shoutout to JAY-Z, my nigga.
Still, it's unclear how many subscribers Tidal even has.
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They do it rigorously. and then they manipulate my training so that effectively I'm training for him but I don't know the change. Whittaker does his best work when his opponent shows him timing and rhythm, which Whittaker can then anticipate and exploit.
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