Jay-Z Receives Platinum Plaque For Magna Carta Holy Grail [Photo]

Rucuss staffJuly 9, 2013

Jay-Z celebrated a milestone as his album Magna Carta Holy Grail hit stores Tuesday.

Jigga’s album has already been certified platinum. The Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) presented Jay with a platinum plaque for one million copies sold of his new album. It marks his 12th platinum album to date.

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Samsung purchased one million copies of the album and gave them to their mobile users five days before its widespread release for free via the Magna Carta app on Google Play. In exchange, users were asked to share access to their social media accounts, their phone calls, their GPS location and more. Samsung reportedly paid $5 per digital album.

Jay-Z prompted the RIAA to change its certification policy, which previously required that albums be available for 30 days prior to certification.  The new policy counts digital album sales immediately upon release. Although the RIAA adapted its rules, Magna Carta Holy Grail still won’t have those numbers on the Billboard 200 chart. It’s expected to sell around 450,000 copies in its first week.

Photos via Rap-Up and Bossip

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