Couple of weeks after Beyonce reportedly was delivered of a set of twins (Rumi and Sir), legendary rapper/hip hop mogul, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, officially released his new album titled “4:44” on June 30, 2017 through Roc Nation Records. As the 13th solo studio album of JAY-Z, containing 10 tracks (in soft copy) solely produced by No I.D with additional production from JAY-Z himself, 4:44 is a vivid, matured version of HOV carrying the intriguing lyricism once again.
A physical edition was released on July 7, 2017, including an additional three tracks. The album features guest appearances from Frank Ocean, Damien Marley, Beyonce, The Dream, Kim Burrell and JAY-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter. This mysterious project, which sparked up a lot of confusion with its title name, has already been certified platinum on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Within 24 hours of being released to iTunes, “4:44” ranked in at the #1 spot in 38 countries. These countries include United States, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Finland, Poland, Malaysia, India, Panama, Sri Lanka, Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Trinidad and Tobago, Saudi Arabia, Mozambique, Lebanon, Namibia and Zimbabwe respectively.