Jay-Z's new album 4:44 is already considered a rousing success, and today the RIAA added to that storyline, certifying the album platinum.

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The organization tweeted the announcement out this morning, saluting Jay for another incredible achievement in an outstanding musical career. This makes his 13th consecutive platinum LP release, a run that began with 1996's Reasonable Doubt. His biggest-selling album to date, according to the RIAA, is Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life, which was certified 5x platinum.

The news comes amid a wave of controversy that Hov has attracted because of supposedly anti-semitic lyrics that he used on his new track "The Story of O.J." Russell Simmons is just one of the high-profile names who have publicly defended him on social media.