Has Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Album Gone Platinum Before Its Release?

SANDALS Resorts (728 x 90)

Rapper Jay-Z attends 'The Great Gatsby' world premiere in New YorkBy Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Jay-Z once spit, "I deserve platinum plaques, to match my bezel." And while the rapper's got a bunch of those (and plenty of bezels), after Samsung announced it would purchase a million copies of his new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail," is there another platinum disc in the mail already? The answer is "not yet," according to a music industry insider. A record cannot be certified platinum (or gold, or multiplatinum) before it's out, regardless of presale numbers. …

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC