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The Numbers Are In! JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Sold…

Published: Friday 14th Jul 2017 by Sam

Following a window of exclusivity on TIDAL, JAY-Z‘s much discussed ‘4:44’ album hit all services (sans Spotify) within the last week.

It meant that Jigga’s numbers would be easier to track in the traditional sense. Especially after the confusion that ensued when he was awarded a Platinum plaque for “selling” 1 million copies of the LP in the US – despite the project only being available on TIDAL (who didn’t report their numbers). Later, it became apparent that this was possible due to Sprint “buying” a million copies to give away for “free” to customers.

So, how do the numbers stack for the album’s first wide week of availability?

According to Hits Daily Double, the simple answer is: good enough to secure a #1. 

Jay will officially sit atop of the Billboard 200 this week and shifted the following to do so:

277,601
[Sales Plus Streaming]
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175,441
[Pure Sales]

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For what it’s worth, another week at #1 looks likely. For, the 47-year-old is still in pole position on the iTunes US store and boasts more star power and hype than a number of the releases unleashed in this new tracking week.

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[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. Stephy July 14, 2017

    Decent #’s

    • Nia Myles July 14, 2017

      The illuminati high priest. Thats why! Nobody is digging his music except satan worshippers and illiterate ghetto!

      • DanYiel Iman July 14, 2017

        Get off his D*CK FRAUD!! ✌🏽😂

      • Its me guwrl July 14, 2017

        Goto hell

      • Len July 14, 2017

        Stupid b***h

      • Whateva July 14, 2017

        Thats expected, maybe he should sell his twins to the devil like he sold his wife 💅🏼

      • Mama Tina July 15, 2017

        Go back selling drugs, baboon👍🏻

    • Lorna July 15, 2017

      The biggest satan worshipper in the hip hop world and he needs Jesus. Too obnoxious, corrupted and disgusting. Glad it flop and Tidal.. why even bother. It is a sinking ship!

  2. Lmfao_Hoe July 14, 2017

    All I gotta say is Thank God for that elevator lol
    I’m just kidding but LORD knows they delivered their response musically in ” Lemonade, Seat At the Table, and now 4:44 ” That’s how artists are suppose to respond back through music not interviews. Exactly why I love Mariahs hidden gems and catalog as well – the messages. MJ’s HiStory (His Story!) and Janet’s Velvet Rope are personal albums too.

    • Tori July 15, 2017

      A SEAT AT THE TABLE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH BEYONCÉ, JAY Z, OR THAT FAKE “LEAKED” ELEVATOR VIDEO THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO PROMOTE THEIR TOUR. She worked on that album for 7 years and it’s incredibly disrespectful to say it’s only about that event when clearly it NEVER talks about that event!

      • Lmfao_Hoe July 15, 2017

        Tori first and formost calm yourself, Solange benefited one thing out of this and it was more attention for WHAT HAPPENED, She was the MAIN TOPIC point blank whether she wanted to be or not. Solange was not selling the way she is now compared to before that elevato. People deemed her only as Beyoncé Sister, where now her name is known for herself. Her following has grown big since then too and has been able to book stages like SNL and everything.

  3. Bebey July 14, 2017

    When s*** goes down in the elevator, Get a lemonade, take a seat at the table and keep talking til 4:44

    • Musicboi17 July 14, 2017

      Please shut up🙄😂😂😂

      • Its me guwrl July 14, 2017

        Lolol!!

    • Anna Dell’Era July 25, 2017

      Yes! ’nuff said!!!:-)

  4. Nia Myles July 14, 2017

    Iluminati puppet. Why bother bother buying his same ol’ 💩

  5. U Wanna Bey Like Me July 14, 2017

    Cute!

  6. DanYiel Iman July 14, 2017

    Congratulations on anything other then FLOPPING like a lot of acts are without TOURING!! 🤔

  7. Musicboi17 July 14, 2017

    Flop!!

  8. IOWNTHEWORLD July 14, 2017

    Can he live? He didn’t get the sales from JUST streams. People went out and BOUGHT it too….like me. Stay mad!😂

    • Becky July 15, 2017

      His fans do not have a wi-fi …or cant afford to to go to Starbucks to buy a cup of cofffe! Thats why!

      Or they are on dial-up! 🤐😬

  9. Mary July 14, 2017

    175k pure sales? He is pulling Gaga’s . Time to dissapear from a while…. 😂😂😂

  10. Mike July 14, 2017

    Flop because his wife. What’s with the the flower Altar and the veil?
    I mean really ,who does she think she is the Virgin Mary?
    Give me a break. These 2 morons need a reality check!!!

  11. Jemah July 14, 2017

    Time to get over yourself. HE is just an illuminati puppet! You are not a god and goddess Jay-Beyawnce. Takes more than being worshipped by the lemmings of the world for singing and dancing like a dog in heat to be goddess level. Not even close sweet heart. TOO funny!

  12. Evangelist July 15, 2017

    America is sick and tired of him and his delusional wife. They think they are sooo special. The fact is they are just Illuminati masonic members who think they can control America and the youth. Hope he and his wife will rot in hell pretty soon. Too flakey!!!

  13. Neelofa July 15, 2017

    Karma …after what he did to Aliyah and Kanye☺️

  14. Thebaddest July 15, 2017

    Congrats JayZ on a great project, well deserved. Some of y’all are sick and the only ones who are delusional are these haters. I pray for those that said all that those nasty comments about them. Because it will come back on you if it hasn’t yet.

  15. Casual-T July 15, 2017

    These are excellent numbers considering the Sprint deal gave away a million copies. Of course, not all of those receiving the album for free would have bought it, so there was room for sales growth. I think that even if the album leads in pure sales for a second week, it will experience a huge drop off of greater than 50% in that metric.

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