News: Soundscan Will Not Count Samsung’s 1 Million Album Buys from Jay Z

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News: Jay Z Announces New Album & Release Date During Finals (Video)

After Jay Z announced his new deal with Samsung for his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail, reports went crazy over the fact that the album would go platinum before even hitting stores. Well, it turns out that the 1 million copies that Samsung bought for $5 a pop will not be counted towards his Billboard ratings. According to Neilson Soundscan’s policy: “Billboard doesn’t count bulk sales, and even if they did all albums must be sold by a label/artist/music company to a retailer (Target, Best Buy, Amazon etc.) at a minimum of one-third of the album’s suggested Retail Price in order to qualify.”

As per Jay’s #NewRules tweets:

If 1 Million records gets SOLD and billboard doesnt report it, did it happen? Ha. #newrules #magnacartaholygrail Platinum!!! VII IV XIII

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