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Jay Z Becomes First Black Male Recording Artist To Reach Multi-Platinum Milestone



From all indications, award-winning American rapper, Jay-Z is experiencing a golden moment in his career, as far as music achievements are concerned.
First, he became the cynosure of a in-depth retrospective exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library, which commiserates his life and work.
As we speak, Jay-Z has made history as he has been recognized as the first Black man to have at least 10 double-platinum solo studio albums.
According to reports from several American media platforms, the remarkable achievement came after the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) updated its certifications not long ago.
The recent update effected by RIAA, made his eleventh studio album ‘TheBlueprint 3’, released in 2009, reach double-platinum status after earning 2 million album-equivalent sales.
As for the rapper’s famed ‘The Black Album’, the recent RIAA update made it earn quadruple-platinum status. With this, the Brooklyn-based rapper’s overall album sales have exceeded 33.5 million.
On top of being the first Black male recording artist to achieve this amazing feat, he was the second Black artist overall to reach this milestone.
The first to do attain the aforementioned achievement was Mariah Carey, who was considered the most successful Black female solo artist of all time.
Carey has more than eleven albums that have sold more than 2 million copies in the United States alone. With this particular record, Mariah Carey became the first Black person overall to get double-digit multi-platinum album status.

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