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JAY-Z Achieves 19 Fresh RIAA Certifications

In a remarkable milestone, JAY-Z secures 19 new RIAA certifications, underscoring his enduring impact and musical legacy.
Words by Gabe Cruz
Photo from the Instagram page @jayzz_official with no intended copyright infringement.

JAY-Z received a staggering 19 gold and platinum certifications from the esteemed Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

As he celebrated his 54th birthday, JAY-Z acquired an impressive collection of 10 gold plaques for hit tracks including “Lucifer,” “Oceans” featuring Frank Ocean, “D.O.A.,” “Encore,” “Bam” featuring Damian Marley, “Lost One” featuring Chrisette Michele, “Family Feud” featuring Beyoncé, “Public Service Announcement (Interlude),” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love).”

In a significant milestone, the artist’s singles “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “The Story of O.J.,” “On To The Next One” featuring Swizz Beatz, “Part II (On The Run),” and “4:44” secured their inaugural platinum certifications, while “Holy Grail” reached an impressive 5x platinum status, and both “Young Forever” and “Big Pimpin'” achieved a remarkable 3x platinum certification.


JAY-Z’s extraordinary feat of earning 19 new RIAA certifications on his 54th birthday serves as a testament to his musical genius and profound influence on the industry.

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