Jay-Z Receives Platinum Plaque for ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

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Jay-Z’s album just hit stores today, but it’s already been certified platinum. The RIAA presented the hip-hop mogul with a platinum plaque for 1 million copies sold of Magna Carta Holy Grail. It marks his 12th platinum album to date.

Samsung purchased 1 million copies of the album and gave them away to their mobile users for free via the Magna Carta app on Google Play.

Jay-Z prompted the RIAA to change its certification policy, which previously required that albums be available for 30 days prior to certification. The new policy counts digital album sales immediately upon release.

Despite its pre-release, MCHG is still expected to sell around 450,000 copies in its first week.

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53 Comments

  1. Liquorice

    King!

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  2. Blambo

    This shit is sus as fuck. Really takes away the meaning of selling a million.

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  3. mg

    “Samsung purchased 1 million copies of the album and gave them away to their mobile users for free via the Magna Carta app on Google Play.”

    NIG. U DIDN’T GO PLATINUM STOP PLAYIN YOURSELF WITH THAT “NEW RULES” SHIT – LESS THEN A WEEK AND U WENT PLATINUM…BOY PLZ

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    @mg, word!

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    Jason Mitchell Reply:

    Why you all hating on my MAN JAY-Z, none of you know what you are talking about….Jigga has been the man FORRREVVERR….all you haters need to stay right here….you fuel my nigga, he needs you like air! half you haters secretly wish you could sniff his shit…so sad…keep haten’ jay keep ballin’. Boom Kitty

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    @JESSICAADRAGS Reply:

    @mg, you seem severely pressed. How much did Samsung pay you to make an album? I’ll wait.

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    realness Reply:

    @mg, someone paid him money for a million copies and gave them away. If I went to the store and bought five copies and gave them all away, it’s the same thing on a much smaller scale. He went platinum stop hating.

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    Brian Reply:

    @realness, He doesn’t you idiots stop being so stupid. without samsung he wouldn’t sell never ever 1mio

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    HIPHOP4LIFE Reply:

    This is all bull-ish indeed just for empty bragging rights and for further promotion.

    With this so called “new rule”, if Samsumg can buy a million copies of an album for $5 each (not $9.99 let alone $13.99), then a rapper/label can turn around and buy a million of their own album or cd for $3 or even $1 give out to fans, whether they liked it or not, and still claim that they went platinum before the album came out. GTFOH

    The only innovative thing here is that an artist can sell or license his or her album or single for cheap to a company that would further give it away to cross market that company’s own product.

    I just hope that album is that great…and not just dope beats beats over the same ol’ same ol’….

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    Brian Reply:

    @mg, word man

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    vic Reply:

    @mg, He is playing all kinds of dirty tricks to keep himself, bey and that retarded rihanna looking like they’re on the top. There are laws against this kind of behavior and when they are enforced his dirty little empire will come crashing down.

    He thinks by buying that platinum status from corporate america, it will make people attend his concerts just for giving a false illusion of success.

    You can take a negro out of the ghetto but you cant make him stop his dirty ghetto ways.

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    Jason Mitchell Reply:

    @vic, Stop it….hater…you think anyone gave him anything? especially corporate america, then you are a hating idiot! …jay z took that shit…the dare I say the Most gifted and incredible entertainers out there do it and puting others on…He EARNED EVERTYTHING HE has! no PoOff …disappear

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  4. Eric

    Jay Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  5. kate

    hov

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  6. The lying cheating Carter family

    Lmao his album is expected to sell 350-400k in the first week. This nigga was so PRESSED to sell 1 million in the first week that he pulled out all the stunts lmao.

    TAYLOR SWIFT
    EMINEM
    N’SYNC
    50 CENT
    LADY GAGA
    LIL WAYNE
    BRITNEY SPEARS
    USHER

    What do they have in common? ONE MILLION CONSUMERS ACTUALLY PURCHASED THEIR PRODUCT IN THE FIRST WEEK. NO TRICKERY OR “RULE CHANGING” INVOLVED. CHEERS TO THEM!

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @The lying cheating Carter family, Gaga did have trickery involved though. Amazon sold her album digitally for $0,99

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    C94B Reply:

    @The lying cheating Carter family,

    Actually, Gaga did get a little help, as her album was for sale at Amazon for 4,99$ for the first 4 days.

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    C94B Reply:

    @C94B,

    0,99$*

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    vic Reply:

    @The lying cheating Carter family, everyone should boycott him, bey and skank rihanna for their dirty deeds

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  7. Zack

    J.Cole-King of rap
    Kanye West- Jezus of rap
    Jay-Z- God of rap

    Congratz Hov!

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  8. EdgarC

    I’m no hater, but that album ain’t gone platinum yet. Samsung purchasing one million copies should not count as album sales.

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    don Reply:

    @EdgarC, i agree. he’s only doing it so that people will come to his shows. Dont go, and then he makes nothing off of his bogus sales

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    prof Reply:

    @EdgarC, u r dumb!

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  9. 2bad2bme

    “New Rules”…the media and radio don’t call the shots for veterans, they do their own thing…know why he did it and understand the benefits before you non hustlin’ no money getting fools start to hate

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  10. @JESSICAADRAGS

    BOSS SHIT.
    J Cole is not the King of rap because he made 2 good albums. SIT. you cock riders
    Kings of Rap: Jay Z, Eminem, Tupac, Biggy.
    Queens of Rap: Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, Missy, Queen Latifah.

    #OrderI’mOut feat Ciara on Itunes now.

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    Triniti Reply:

    @@JESSICAADRAGS, You sound pressed as fuck.

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    Quinn Reply:

    @@JESSICAADRAGS, Go kill yourself now. J. Cole is an elite rapper, but I wouldn’t expect someone who listens to Ciara to know what elite means.

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    @JESSICAADRAGS Reply:

    @Quinn, How can you call a person with 2 albums a King of Rap. Shut up you redundant ass bitch. Elite is not a big word, The struggle is you TRYING, and I do mean TRYING to drag using a 5 letter word. Her is a seven letter phrase: FUCK YOU

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    D'z Nutts Reply:

    @@JESSICAADRAGS, biggie made “2 albums” and is a legend. And he wasn’t even alive for the second one’s release.

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  11. Magna Carta Holy Fail

    Meanwhile Drake & Kendrick went platinum in 2012/13 without closing a marketing deal.

    Cheaters never prosper. MCHG is WHACK.

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    prof Reply:

    @Magna Carta Holy Fail, ask urself first,”am I prospering?”Dude is tryna mk money n feed his fam for life! U shud learn and respect intelligence..dude still projected to sell btw 450000-500000!even with d leak a week b4..millions downloaded it for free yet d projection!!?? How many pipl sold 500000 in a week dis year???? Answer!! Wat has he done wrong tryna mk his money when piracy and illegal downloads prevail?

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  12. Speechless

    Yall mad huh? Even without the samsung deal the album will still be platinum anyway so why so bitter?

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  13. JHP

    The album may have technically sold 1 million copies, but I too agree the album being already platinum isn’t much of an accomplishment on his part. But the fact that he has 12 number one albums before, combined with the fact that all of them have went platinum or multi-platinum, combined with the fact that he’s amassed the amount of money and acclaim that he’s even in a position to make a deal like this with samsung, I’d say this is still an accomplishment. Not to mention his albums normally sell around 400k, and he’s still moving those same numbers even though he gave 1 million copies out for free. He’ll surely sell a million copies not counting the deal, especially once “Holy Grail” and “Tom Ford” blow up on the radio. #NewRules

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @JHP, THIS!!

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    Coco Reply:

    @JHP, THANK YOU !

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  14. mani

    well said @JHP

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  15. lala

    And all I seem to care for is the Basquiat masterpiece in the photo, SAMO, RADIANT CHILD.

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  16. jeffery

    Greatest in the Game. We love you.

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  17. Yeezus Christ

    The God Mc Jay Hova

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  20. cauzin diem

    Did anybody noticed the crown on top of jigga’s head in tbe picture above? Do you see the name that is written? God mc jay hov…say no more.

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    Neickha Reply:

    @cauzin diem, (Charles the first) 1982 Jean- Michel Basquiat painting.

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  23. Neickha

    Basquiat behind you.

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  26. Jason Mitchell

    I can’t believe the bums are hating like this….Jealousy…he said, I see, I said….

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  27. Jason Mitchell

    LOVE YOU JAY-Z!

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  28. Jason Mitchell

    I bet I have less than all you bums….AND I don’t hate like this…and 50, who cares what he thinks, he’s past tense… seems like years ago that I’ve heard from him…

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    veno Reply:

    that’s whats up j keep doing you let them niggas hate!!!!

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  29. Omar Rivera

    Jigga always been relevant. And always will be. You haters sound like a bunch of homos on their peroid. So end it period. Team H.O.V.

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