July 5, 2017 | Gold & Platinum
JAY-Z’S NEW ALBUM 4:44 CERTIFIED PLATINUM BY THE RIAA
JAY-Z’S 13th studio album is officially certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), recognizing 1 million albums sold and/or streamed in the United States.
With 4:44 achieving Platinum status, JAY-Z has earned 13 Platinum (or higher) solo studio Album Awards in the United States – more than any other hip hop artist in the history of RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program. He is also the ONLY hip hop artist with more than 10 RIAA Platinum (or higher) studio albums. JAY-Z also has four additional Platinum Album Awards for collaborations with Kanye West, Linkin Park, and R. Kelly.
FROM RIAA CHAIRMAN AND CEO, CARY SHERMAN:
“Props to JAY, he’s done it again! Another Platinum album adds to an already iconic career.”
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz