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Jay-Z Did in Fact Go Platinum

It is probably not a surprise, since he convinced the RIAA to change its certification strategy, but yes: Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail did go platinum under the [cough] new rules. ($5 million from Samsung, or $5 per album, apparently meets the RIAA's price requirements.) To the left is Jay with his platinum certificate; here is how Beyoncé celebrated. 

Photo: @RIAA