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Jay-Z's New Album '4:44' Gets Officially Certified Platinum!

Jay-Z‘s thirteenth studio album, 4:44, is officially certified Platinum!

The 47-year-old rapper’s first new album since 2013′s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which was released almost exactly four years ago, has reached 1 million albums sold and/or streamed in the U.S.

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“Props to JAY, he’s done it again! Another Platinum album adds to an already iconic career,” RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman expressed in a statement after presenting Jay with his plaque on Wednesday (July 5).

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.

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Snoop Dogg Admits He Pirated JAY-Z's '4:44' Album!

Snoop Dogg is sharing how he listened to JAY-Z‘s new album without having Tidal!

The 45-year-old rapper shared in a recent video that he loves Jay‘s new 4:44 album, but admitted that he had to pirate the album.

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“I want to shoot a shout out to JAY-Z just dropped another muthaf–kin’ hot album, 4:44,” Snoop said. “But you know what? I don’t got Tidal, so a n—a had to bootleg it to me. I’m on iTunes and shit cuz, I don’t understand that—y’all gotta explain that to me. I went to iTunes looking for his album and I couldn’t find it. But my homie sent it to me.”

Good news for Snoop, JAY-Z made 4:44 a free download for fans!

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Mark Ronson Slams Tidal Over JAY-Z's '4:44' Album Release

Mark Ronson is not happy with Tidal after he was unable to access JAY-Z‘s new album 4:44 despite signing up for a subscription to the streaming service.

After the album was released exclusively on Tidal, Mark signed up to use the service and got a message that read, “JAY-Z 4:44 is only accessible to Sprint/Tidal customers and all Tidal accounts established prior to June 26th during the exclusive period.”

“I signed up for Tidal solely to listen to a Jay Z album, which turns out is the only thing I can’t listen to on Tidal,” Mark tweeted with the screencap on the album’s release day, Friday (June 30). He added, “Why the f**k else would I be signing up for this bull ish?”

“I’ve. Bought. Every. Jay Z Album. The. Day. Of. Release. Usually. On. Vinyl. At. Rock N Soul Records,” Mark continued. “Tidal gripe aside. It’s pretty f**king incredible so far #444album.”

Luckily, 4:44 is now available as a free download for everyone!

Beyonce Gave 'Genius-Level' Tips for JAY-Z's New Album

JAY-Z‘s producer No I.D. is opening up about the rapper’s wife Beyonce‘s involvement on his new album 4:44, which was released over the weekend and is now available as a free download.

“I always call Bey our de facto A&R,” No I.D. told the New York Times in a new interview. “Pillow talk is the strongest conversation on the planet.”

“Every song has to get past her ears, in my eyes,” he added. “She came by a lot and played a good part in helping us get over hurdles on certain records. Of course she’s genius-level with that.”

Beyonce is featured on the song “Family Feud” through her background vocals.

Kanye West Ends Contract with Tidal, Claims He's Owed Money

Kanye West reportedly has ended his contract with the streaming service Tidal amid claims that the company owes him more than $3 million.

The rapper dropped his album Saint Pablo on the streaming service and helped bring over 1.5 million new subscribers to Tidal. He was supposed to receive a bonus for his work with the company, but never received one, according to TMZ.

Tidal has reportedly sent a letter to Kanye stating that if he goes to another streaming service, he will be sued as he still has an exclusive contract with them. TMZ reports that Kanye will sue the company back if they take legal action against him.

JAY-Z, one of Kanye‘s former friends, just dropped his album 4:44 on Tidal and it includes lyrics about their relationship.

Beyonce & JAY-Z's Twins - Names Revealed! (Report)

We finally know the names of Beyonce and JAY-Z‘s newborn twins!

The 35-year-old “Formation” entertainer and 47-year-old rapper welcomed a boy and girl earlier this month and their adorable names are Sir and Rumi. TMZ reports that the entertainers’ company filed trademarks for these names.

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They join big sister Blue Ivy, who is 5 years old.

Rumi and Sir were born earlier this month and reportedly had to stay in the hospital and “under the lights” for jaundice. They have since been released from the hospital and are at home with the family!

Congrats again to the happy couple on the new additions to the family!

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