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Jay-Z’s Samsung Downloads Won’t Count on the Charts

Jay-Z's surprise Magna Carta Holy Grail announcement came with built-in sales: One million Samsung customers would be able to download the album for free, in advance, thanks to a corporate sponsorship. "If 1 Million records get SOLD and billboard doesn't report it, did it happen?" Jay asked on Twitter the next day. The answer is … no. Billboard says it will not be counting the million downloads toward MCHG's chart position, because, "in the context of this promotion, nothing is actually for sale." Hope you like angry rapping about apps.