JAY-Z's '4:44' goes to No. 1And maintains his title as the artist with the most chart-toppers.
Jul 17, 2017

Last week, despite JAY-Z's 4:44 going platinum and receiving a supporting tour, the LP was missing from the Billboard charts--but for good reason.

Because the project was released exclusively to TIDAL, the service would not disclose any of the album's streaming data to Nielsen Music until its wide release to other services, retailers, and digital music stores. And now that's that happened, we've got numbers.

Upon moving 262,000 total units, of which 174,000 were traditional copies, 4:44 has gone to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making it JAY's 14th album to do so.

The achievement also helps maintain JAY-Z's record as the solo artist with the most No. 1 albums in the chart's 61-year history. Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand trail behind him with 11 each.


WATCH: Pras weighs in on JAY-Z sampling The Fugees for 4:44

Real Talk | Pras weighs in on JAY-Z sampling The Fugees for JAY-Z
REVOLT
RelatedGwen Stefani Scores First No. 1, Rihanna & Adele Maintain Top 5 Billboard StreakThe ladies rule this week's chart, no doubt.Ralph BristoutBreakfast Club | Fabolous on Maintaining Fame and Staying ProductiveFabolous speaks on maintaining fame and staying productive.RevoltAdele Maintains 10th Week Reign With '25' On Billboard 200 ChartAlso, Yo Gotti scores big debut and Rihanna's 'ANTI' jumps up a slot.Ralph BristoutDesigners for Terry Winston speak on fashion and maintaining the "Heart of a Wolf"TerryBest of the TW line talks about the new capsule collection and styling your favorite celebrities.REVOLT TV1REVOLT's Midday #PressPlayLinkin Park Edition.2Jimmy Iovine on mastering fear and flipping it into fuel "When I got in the studio with Lennon, I was terrified.".3Havoc details discovering Prodigy's death"I just knew that it was a lie. It was a rumor."4Steve Aoki talks hip hop-infused album 'Kolony'Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Ma$e make guest appearances.5A look back at Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky's collabosAs the singer teases two new ones.6French Montana: "A Lie" collabo is "for the culture"The Weeknd and Max B guest.7Pras: Fugees turned down a $90m reunion tour offer"I don't want, 'Man, they did that to get a check.'"8Revisiting Miguel's 10 post-'Wildheart' songsAs the singer (finally!) teases new music.9 INTERVIEW: Rae WitteMusic writer, style editor, to social media strategist, host.10Ray BLK: How grit and glam are making the UK artist as accessible as everGet to know here now.