Sales Predictions For JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Are In


(AllHipHop News) JAY-Z owns the record for most platinum albums by a rapper with 17.

The Tidal owner’s new 4:44 LP was certified platinum last week, just days after its release on June 30.

JAY is also the leader for the most Billboard 200 #1 albums by a solo artist.

It appears he’s about to earn a 14th chart leader to extend his record.

According to HitsDailyDouble, 4:44 is on pace to collect 250,000 – 275,000 sales plus streaming units (150,000 – 175,000 traditional sales) in its first full week of wide release.

That total should be enough to get JAY back to #1 on next week’s Billboard 200.

4:44 debuted as a Tidal/Sprint exclusive, but it became available on other streaming services (except Spotify) last Friday.

Hov’s 13th solo album also became accessible on iTunes, Amazon, and other retailers in week two.

Sprint provided access to a free download of the project, and Tidal did not report the first-week streams for 4:44.

As a result, the chart units for its first week were not able to be calculated.

JAY-Z only trails The Beatles on the list of most career #1 albums.

The legendary rock band has 19 Billboard 200 toppers.