NEW RULES: Jay-Z Gets Platinum Plaque

Published on July 9, 2013

Jay-Z made it clear that he was rewriting the rules and that's exactly what he did. The RIAA presented the Hip Hop mogul with a platinum plaque for selling 1 million copies of his 13th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.

As previously reported, Samsung purchased 1 million albums for their mobile users. In addition, these 1 million users received the album a week early.

With these sales numbers and because it was all digital, the RIAA was forced to change their certification policy, previously set at 30 days after a project was released.

In addition to the Samsung sales, Jay is expected to move just under half a million units in the first official week of release.

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