Jay Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Reaches Double Platinum Status
Congrats are in order again for Jay Z. His latest album, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ has been certified double platinum. The Recording Industry of America made the announcement via its Facebook page on Thursday (Sept. 5).
“Congratulations to Jay Z Not satisfied with Platinum alone, “Magna Carta…Holy Grail” is now DOUBLE-Platinum for selling more than two million copies in the United States,” reads the statement.
It took Hov two months to achieve this feat thanks, in large part, to his unprecedented deal with Samsung, in which the company bought a million copies of his album to distribute free to its customers via their phones. The deal forced the RIAA to change its policy when it came to tabulating digital albums.
Jay Z follows behind his ‘Holy Grail’ buddy Justin Timberlake, whose album, ‘The 20/20 Experience,’ is also certified double platinum.
Meanwhile, Jay will embark on a major North American tour this fall to promote his album. The Magna Carter World Tour kicks off Nov. 30 in St. Paul, Minn., and ends Jan. 31 in State College, Pa.
Congrats to Jay Z on having one of the most successful rap albums of the summer.