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How Jay-Z Proved He’s The Most Powerful Man In Music

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Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail will be certified platinum before the week is over, this according to the Record Industry Association of America. The RIAA says that they’re tweaking the way they do things just in time for the release of Jay’s album.

Previously, the RIAA only certified albums after 30 days of release, to allow for “potential returns of physical product.” This also included digital sales, but since “there are very few digital returns,” the RIAA will now count digital sales immediately.

Samsung has already purchased one million copies of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which will be available their smartphone users on July 4.

By now, many of us in the music business, as well as Jay-Z fans, know that Samsung has purchased one million “Magna Carta Holy Grail” digital albums to be given away to the phone maker’s customers. It is a novel and creative marketing move and it has rightly stimulated a healthy conversation about the sale’s meaning and implications for the modern music business.
For us, the move prompted a re-examination of our historic Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program award rules. As we dug through the records of audits, re-reviewed rules and consulted with our auditing firm of more than thirty years, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, we discovered one rule disparity that no longer makes sense.

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Usher’s Mom Is Fed Up With This Herpes Stuff!

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Usher may be staying silent on the multiple lawsuits being hurled his way, but his mother Jonetta Patton is not!

Patton took to Instagram to promote her superstar son’s upcoming appearance in OWN’s Masterclass, but her comment implied that she’s frustrated, angry and just plain fed up with the way her son is being ridiculed in the court of public opinion.

Feeling good tonight! If I were IN CHARGE this USHER drama would never have gone down…too much positive work went into making this MEGA STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!……..I can’t stand by and watch this!!! I apologize to each and everyone of you!!!!!!!……too much for me!!!!!!!!!

It’s worth noting that Jonetta used to be the singer’s momager, until she was replaced but Usher’s current wife Grace Miguel.

The “Caught Up” singer is facing accusation from 4 people who alleged that he recklessly exposed them to herpes during sexual contact. Usher has denied these claims.

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