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Billboard Recognizes Jay Z’ s MCHG As Platinum


(AllHipHop News) The RIAA and Billboard are finally on the same page: Jay-Z is platinum.

Billboard has formally recognized the mogul’s Magna Carta Holy Grail as platinum.

The RIAA had already recognized the million sold as a part of the highly-publicized deal with Samsung, where one million units were pre-sold.

The album was released last month.

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    KENDRICK JUST SOLD 1 MIL AFTER A WHOLE YEAR ALMOST= JAY Z LAUGH

    • PorchBoySlim

      most of Jayz numbers came from free downloads from samsung users…..#FactsOnly

      • Home Skillet

        Ya most of them came from samsung but some one still payed for them thus making them legit sales. Just Saying. If you yourself buy 2 copies of kendrick they still count as 2 not 1. According to Wikipedia the physical copies are already at 880k for Jay. so ya #StillFacts

      • Soulgasm

        They were free to the user, but do you really think they were free ‘prior’ to the download? C’mon now. #SamsungPurchase… It was the ultimate hustle in this music game by him.

        “Can’t knock the hustle.” -Jay Z

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        u know dick riding isn’t a form of transportation right?

      • keepitthoro

        right, but when the album was actually released commercially, it moved over 500k units in the first week alone, on its own strength…billboard would’ve had to recognize a platinum album at some point anyway, whether that was through the samsung download deal, or the slow grind of the actual physical sales…#FactzMostly

      • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

        i will suck u off

      • Weedras

        go peep the album charts.. the samsung sales don’t count in the CD scan sales…. #FactsOnly right?!?

    • Suave

      Kendrick Album Went Platinum Like 90 Days After Its Release Dude…

      • Brian Andrew Smith

        no, it went gold. it just went platinum within the past week.

      • Weedras

        lol! KDot fans are touchy as of late lol!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        gold-500k, platinum-1M, learn the difference FU(K BOI!

      • Brian Andrew Smith

        go home fcuk boy inmadopuroz=kwame brown oh life

  • Wavpin

    No choice … #newrules

  • Synista

    Well what did you expect when the guy sells 1 million courtesy of samsung ?

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  • johnblacksad

    Winner shit

    • One More reason to hate ‘chet!

  • Jakne

    1 Million sold before the album drop!, Lexus before I had a deal!

  • DJ_ANTO

    old news

  • Eastportirican

    The 1+ million that is now being recognized by billboard is for the platinum status the album how now surpassed in sales! Including the Samsung download, MCHG has now sold over 2 million in total.

  • 2012Industry1

    To me…a million units sold…is a million UNITS sold! He’s closing in on a million scanned albums (through CD’s or Downloads) but the Samsung deal was a bust and a money deal. They gave a free download through an app that was accessed to anyone that rooted their phone to get the same app. People with iPhones and other Androids had the app. Millions had that album after midnight. He’s scanned at: 888k sold right now. #REALFACTS

    • TheOnlyCoop

      I’m with a lot of what you said. But how is it a bust? And the app was available to anyone. The apps was only for SIII and Note II or newer. And even if you rooted a phone and could put it on other Androids that still would help you put it on a IPhone, operating system is different. Also those illegal downloads don’t count. #FactsOnly

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  • Brian Andrew Smith

    1mil sold, it doesn’t matter, that album was straight doo doo butter

  • NEWSKULL

    hmm for some reason I doubt shit is legit… plus I don’t know where y”all got that information from… I don’t see it on billboard home page…. If Jay team gave that info to y’all it doesn’t count…lol…. 888K that’s what he sold!

    BTW Y’all HEARD That new JR WRITER Feat CASSIDY ” FruCK YOU”… I am saying that’s that N.Y. shit I want to hear… a great display of unity too… I want more… get on your grind N.Y.

    • Weedras

      888k so far remember they also take into consideration the sales and the rate of sales so even at 888k the projections are showing platinum in the near future so they have bestowed this isn’t the first i’ve seen it done… if you peep the RIAA site it’s listed as platinum

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  • Ezra

    He’s certified platinum BECAUSE of that 888K sold so far. Universal or whoever Roc Nation distributes through, has probably pressed and shipped a million copies, therefore giving Jay platinum certification. He’d be 2x plat according to Billboard if they counted the Samsung. RIAA will certify him double platinum though pertty soon.

  • johnblacksad

    “By the way, fcuk your math
    You ain’t gotta count it my nigga I can add
    1 million, 2 million, 3 million, 20 million
    Oh, I’m so good at math”

    This was directly directed at Billboard!
    #NEWRULES

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  • MrNoName2K

    Damn Jay stay winning…

  • jd

    Oh what a feelin…

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  • sowell19

    I can’t honor that shit