Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail Goes Platinum
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Jay-Z’s 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Becomes Star's First Number One Album in U.K.

Jay-Z’s 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Becomes Star's First Number One Album in U.K. | Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail Goes Platinum | Scoop.it
It outsells Rod Stewart’s (Jay-Z’s 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Becomes Star's First Number One Album in U.K. http://t.co/OG4kmlxqHD)
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Jay-Z's first time ever topping charts over seas; this must be an amazing week for our legendary artist. He has gone off the top with his master mind of a plan. 1 million people got the album off the app bringing him his platinum plaque and now he takes over in the U.K. for this grand slam of an album called 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'.

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Johnathon Coston's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:18 PM

Although Jay Z sold 1 million copies before the album release, this is still remarkable. Jay Z had seven solo albums to be in the British top 40. The most recent other than the Holy Grail were, Blueprint 3 which was number 4 in 2009, and his collaboration with Kanye west, Watch the Throne in 2011. In my opinion he deserves the top spot. 

Robert Breakyajaw Brown's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:38 PM

The rapper had been clearly been informed of his chart success before his headline set at Wireless Festival yesterday (July 13). "Number One in 59 countries and most importantly, my first in England," he told the London crowd last night. He'll return to Wireless tonight (July 14) to headline the third and final night of the festival alongside Justin Timberlake as part of their 'Legends Of The Summer' world tour.

Justice Mousa's curator insight, March 15, 2014 7:59 PM

His first #1 album in the UK!

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Jay-Z Nabs First No. 1 In UK With 'Magna Carta' | Vibe

Jay-Z Nabs First No. 1 In UK With 'Magna Carta' | Vibe | Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail Goes Platinum | Scoop.it
Vibe Media is a premier destination for urban entertainment and media, Vibe Media creates solutions for advertisers looking to engage consumers via music, entertainment, culture and lifestyle 18-54. (Jay-Z for the win!
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Jay-Z not only receives his platinum plaque for MCHG, but also receives number 1 on the U.K. billboards. This is an amazing thing that within the same week, this talented artist and business man receives nothing but excellents from his chart topping album. Don't be surprised if we hear the same thing happening for artists such as Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Wale, and many more. 

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Robert Breakyajaw Brown's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:32 PM

In its week of release, the rapper's 12th studio album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' knocks Momford and Sons 'Babel' off the top spot. 'Babel' had returned to Number One following the band's headline slots at Glastonbury but slips to Number Five this week behind Jay-Z, Rod Stewart's 'Time', Passenger's 'All The Little Lights' and Michael Bublé's 'To Be Loved', the official charts company confirms.

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Jay-Z's Product Endorsement Deals - Business Insider

Jay-Z's Product Endorsement Deals - Business Insider | Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail Goes Platinum | Scoop.it
Jay-Z's status as a cultural icon opens the door for endless product endorsement deals.
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This has been an game changing event. Magna Carta Holy Grail has opened doors for many artists to get endorsed by companies. This will boost sales before anything ever occurs and gives mobile users the opportunity to listen and see if they want to purchase a hard copy cd.

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Jay-Z lands first UK No1 album - Telegraph

Jay-Z lands first UK No1 album  - Telegraph | Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail Goes Platinum | Scoop.it
Jay-Z achieves his first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail.
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Jay-Z can literally release anything and sell millions because of his name. Take a look at how this lable exec. and entrepreneur topped charts not only through album sales but even before any material released.

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kallen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:54 PM

jay z could literally sell anything because he is so successful from the music & business side. 

HunnitLeone Stokes's curator insight, January 19, 2014 2:57 PM

The progress of the famous Artist "Jay-z" is unbelievable. With his recent album "Magna Cartar" he gains his first number one album in UK. This Scoop shows his Evolution from when he first started his career, to current day fame. What he has established with the help of friends, family, and fellow artists/producers is something that will be rememebred and recognizable my countless followers.

Robert Breakyajaw Brown's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:16 PM

This is how it goes for most of Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail. Jay-Z sorts through his mixed feelings about celebrity, then cheers himself up by itemizing the awesome things he owns. The production, mostly handled by Timbaland, is woozy and grand – another luxury possession. But Jay often sounds like he's trying to convince himself that he should still be excited about making music. What's disappointing is, he doesn't always seem to be winning that argument.

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Jay-Z Already Gets Awarded Platinum Plaque For “Magna Carta Holy Grail” [PHOTO]

Jay-Z Already Gets Awarded Platinum Plaque For “Magna Carta Holy Grail” [PHOTO] | Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail Goes Platinum | Scoop.it
Jay-Z received a platinum plaque today (July 9) after a million sales with the help of Samsung from a lucrative deal that involved a million downloads for free.
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Jay-Z has received his platinum plaque for his album Magna Carta Holy Grail. It explains how RIAA has changed the rules of the game so that artists digital sales count towards album sales. This has brought a new form of income and promotion into the music industry. Jay-Z has yet again pushed the envelope of the music business.

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kallen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:04 PM

jay z is awarded a platinum plaque by selling a million records for his latest album "Magna Carta Holy Grail". the promotion collaboration with samsung really helped him. Could also be the new way for artist to raise their sales.

Robert Breakyajaw Brown's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:21 PM

Jay-Z is richer than the president of the United States, and probably about as famous. He headlines the hugest rock festivals, parties with Warren Buffett and, thanks to an unprecedented business maneuver, his 12th solo album went platinum before it even came out. 

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RIAA Changes Gold and Platinum Rules Due to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail

RIAA Changes Gold and Platinum Rules Due to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail | Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail Goes Platinum | Scoop.it
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This article is based upon how the RIAA has included digital sales for platinum and gold standings. Jay-Z has set a new standard within the music community by going above and beyond as a entrepreneur. The pros to this is that it started a new form of income for artists. This has also opened gates for people to be creative with how they choose to promote their respective albums. Doing this will surely help them recover costs from album leaks as well. The cons to this is finding different companies to buy into everyones work. Also, creating digital outlets for these albums have to work properly. It's minor bugs like this that'll have people complaining.  

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HunnitLeone Stokes's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:03 PM

This Article explains how rapper Jay~z changed the Platinum and Gold rules with the release of his album Magna Cartar. He has made a way for other people in the business to be more creative when it comes to the releasing of their albums. Highlights the collaborations he has instructed into his own work to expand the creativity of not only his creations but others.

Robert Breakyajaw Brown's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:18 PM

Even at his most checked-out, Jay-Z remains a great MC; listen to how he layers his imagery on the Frank Ocean-assisted "Oceans": "On the holiday, playing 'Strange Fruit'/If I'm-a make it to a billi, I can't take the same route." But there's not much on Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail that he hasn't said before in more interesting ways.