News: Jay-Z Unleashes Exclusive "Magna Carta" App, One Guest Feature Revealed
Monday, Jun 24, 2013 11:30AM
Rap mogul Jay-Z is only intensifying the excitement for his new Magna Carta Holy Grail solo album by not only releasing the tracklisting over the weekend but now making the LP's Google Play store application available.
Despite the global release, only Samsung users will be able to download the MCHG app.
Over the weekend, Jay-Z revealed the tracklist for his forthcoming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Today, the app is now available for download on the Google Play store--only downloadable for Samsung users. The app previews some of the album's content including the lyrics for "Holy Grail," which features Justin Timberlake. (Complex)
Less than 48 hours ago, the Magna Carta Holy Grail tracklisting emerged across the Internet.
On the corner of Carlton Ave in Brooklyn, Jay-Z fans were handed binders containing the tracklist to Magna Carta Holy Grail. No word on features, but known producers include: Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Rick Rubin, and Pharrell. Album drops downloads on July 4th. 1. Picasso Baby 2. Heaven 3. Versus 4. Tom Ford 5. Beach Is Better 6. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt 7. Oceans 8. F.U.T.W. 9. Part II (On The Run) 10. BBC 11. La Familia 12. Jay-Z Blue 13. Nickles & Dimes (Rap Radar)
Last week, a music sales expert addressed the misperception of Hovi going platinum before his LP drops next month
And while that appears to guarantee Jigga instant platinum status before the album even hits shelves, Nielsen thinks otherwise. "Nielsen doesn't count bulk sales," a SoundScan spokesperson told MTV News. That longstanding edict means that if anyone, even, say, Beyoncé, buys a million copies of Magna Carta and gives them away as Independence Day party favors they can't be counted as sales according to Billboard magazine's long-standing policy on bulk purchases. The source said this differs from major retailers like Walmart or Target that buy large quantities of popular albums with the intent of selling them to consumers for a set price. (MTV)
Jigga, not known for being active on Twitter, unleashed a flurry of comments about his new album and its enormous pre-release sales last Monday (June 17).
"If 1 Million records gets SOLD and billboard doesnt report it, did it happen? Ha. #newrules #magnacartaholygrail Platinum!!! VII IV XIII," Jay tweeted June 17th.
"Kanye West "lead single" projected on buildings worldwide #newrules #magnacartaholygrail"
"J Cole app for listening session. Don't talk just listen..#newrules"
"Wale up next week #newrules"
"Ok that was my yearly allotment see ya'll 2014..#newrules #magnacartaholygrail" (Jay-Z's Twitter)
Technology giant Samsung has reportedly purchased one million copies of the album to give away to its users next week.
The connection: Samsung has purchased 1 million copies of Jay-Z's coming album, entitled "Magna Carta Holy Grail," slated for release July 4, and plans to give them to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users for free - 72 hours ahead of the release. The users are to receive the music through an app they'll receive later this month. (Recipients won't be able to share it until the official release date.) Samsung paid $5 apiece for the albums, according to a person familiar with the matter. It wasn't immediately clear if Nielsen SoundScan will count Samsung's purchases in its sales tallies. (Wall Street Journal)