Jay-Z’s 4:44 Album Hits No. 1 on iTunes in 38 Countries

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Just 24 hours after being released on iTunes, Jay-Z’s 4:44 album climbed to the top of the charts in 38 countries.


According to Roc Nation, the countries include the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Finland, Poland, Malaysia, India, Panama, Sri Lanka, Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Trinidad and Tobago, Saudi Arabia, Mozambique, Lebanon, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

It only took a week for 4:44 to go platinum, giving Jay-Z his 13th platinum album. The iTunes release also features three additional tracks, including one of Blue Ivy rapping.

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I haven’t listened to the LP yet. Just an observation on the packaging: why the peach-colored backdrop? Not very exciting— though in this era of downloading and streaming, cover art has taken a back seat for many performers.