The Predictions Are In! JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Set For Solid Sales After TIDAL Exclusive Ends

Published: Saturday 8th Jul 2017 by Sam

The wins continue to roll in for JAY-Z.

Jigga released his 13th studio album ‘4:44’ last week and not only garnered mass attention but a Platinum plaque too – thanks to a smart partnership with Sprint (who themselves purchased 1 million copies of the LP which they gave away to subscribers).

Now, with the album available on all services sans Spotify, its commercial performance can be measured more traditionally. And the early reads have Jay as a shoe-in for the #1 spot.

According to Hits Daily Double, here’s what the numbers are looking like:

[Sales Plus Streaming]
[Pure Sales]

Fascinatingly, though it’s “technically” ‘4:44’s second week in the marketplace, it’s actually heading into its first charting week.

This is because TIDAL – where it was streamed exclusively for a week – deliberately didn’t report numbers, thus making the set ineligible to chart during its debut window.


If there’s any take-away from this it’s that Jay clearly has very smart think-tanks behind him. These wins have been engineered with almost scary precision – and we’re here for it.

TIDAL got a rub, Jay got a plaque, and now he’s set for a Billboard #1…all on his terms.

Now that’s ‘Shining’ for sure!

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  1. Casual-T July 8, 2017

    Congrats to Jay-Z. Woulda been higher were it not for the mil bundled out by Sprint. I predict a huge 2nd week drop off due to the fact that 1.2 mil copies have already sold, meaning they will not factor in streaming numbers.

    • Its me guwrl July 8, 2017


      • Meme July 8, 2017

        Can you read? Like really?

  2. Its me guwrl July 8, 2017

    Good job!

  3. GurlWepa1989 July 8, 2017

    Congratulations for Jay and his hustle is quite commendable. However, when it comes to Rihanna’s Anti this site shade the s*** out of her, SMH. Biased much!?!?

  4. Lowrie July 8, 2017

    This site is so fuccccking stupid.

    His first week sales were never reported because NOBODY bothered to make a Tidal account to stream so the SPS was incredibly low. This is why he waited until it was available on all platforms to release the results. LMFAO.

    So why are we praising this? Once again… Jay proves he’s a damn fraud but unlike his fraud of a wife… she can actually sell and get streams on Tidal. DEAD.

    • LB July 8, 2017

      The original freud is Rihanna. Jay and Rih are bad as each other buying platinum status.

      • Adele4Life July 8, 2017

        I do Realize Anti is closing in on 3* platinum WITHOUT the Samsung deal and that it was still top20 on the billboard 200 last week right?

  5. Abel Minaj July 8, 2017

    Sam you’re a hating ass b****. Rih did the same s*** and you dragged for filth. Just cuz this fugly ass camel is married to your fav doesn’t mean he should get a pass.

    Wild Thoughts>>>> shining

  6. DanYiel Iman July 8, 2017

    I say Congratulations on whatever they are making happen!!

  7. Theman July 8, 2017

    These sales are underwhelming. Sam bitched about Katy Perry’s sales.. But he’ll sale around what she did lol. The irony…. You do anything to praise these frauds..

  8. Adele4Life July 8, 2017

    So, when Rihanna did the same thing, it was a chaotic smoke and mirrors floppish trick.
    When Jays does it, it becomes a smart think thank behind him.

    No wonder y’all list 90% of your traffic on the comment section. Smh…

  9. TGJAnuskissing July 8, 2017

    That’s it, never ever clicking on this site. Officially listing it as a cyber risk site.

  10. Oh my July 8, 2017

    I don’t know why the Navy doesn’t see a problem with their fave having to use the same sales tactics as a near 50 year old man with a career that spans over 2 decades. If she already has to buy a platinum plaque now, I’ll wonder what she’ll have to do to sell her album 10 years from now.

    • Navy Captain July 9, 2017

      She is nearly 3x platinum without the use of Samsung and has 5 songs that went at least platinum off the same album. 3 Top 10’s from that album. Stop trying to act like her career is in jeopardy. Your fav Beyoncé is the only one in jeopardy. Decreasing album sales and her singles don’t even hit top 50 on the hot 100. Foh

      • Oh my July 9, 2017

        Lmao. Who said anything about Beyonce? Very insecure. And speaking of Beyonce, that girl also has a 20 year career and still shoots to number 1 first week. Rihanna hasn’t scratched 30 and still can’t get the instant attraction as her peers. You really didn’t engage anything that I said though. It was a nice attempt at a deterrence, but nonetheless, the fact remains that she was scared to flop and initiated the same sales tactic as an old man with a career twice as long as hers. Let’s see how she sells at her 30 year mark. Peace.

  11. Gee July 9, 2017

    The bias of this site is unreal to give Jay-Z a pass for using this same tactic twice in order to sell his albums yet you guys picked Rihanna apart for using the same tactics just goes to show that anything is acceptable when it comes to The Carters on this site and bad news for everyone else.

  12. Truth teller July 9, 2017

    Not Aubrey

  13. Jamal July 9, 2017

    Congrats to Jay-Z for this feat! Whats funny to me is when Rihanna did a similar strategy with Anti it was read down, (yes the anti rollout was a bit rocky) yet Jay-Z is being praised lol……. doesn’t make sense to me…..

  14. ugo July 9, 2017

    TGJ ,Y’all be clowning the s*** out of me really,Thesame technique y’all slammed when it worked for RiRi,now y’all heaping praises on her bos now that he’s using it for his own material,just because he’s beyonce’s baby daddy. Y’all are jokes seriously.

    PS : Rihanna is one of 3 artists that keep this site running,so y’all need to quit the b******* and give her,her due. Come on now say it,RIHANNA IS GREAT!

  15. Theman July 9, 2017

    This site has been trash for a while..

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