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Jay-Z Announces New “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Album & Release Date

In what will surely go down as being one of the most random album announcements of all time, Jay-Z has announced the title and release date of his twelfth studio album.

Due to arrive July 4th, ”Magna Carta Holy Grail” sees Jay-Z adopt a similar album release strategy to that deployed by Kanye West for his “Yeezus” album – an atypical one.

Announcing the news via a video in partnership with Samsung, Jay-Z gives fans access to the behind the scenes of the making of the new album which features producers Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell.

Hailed as being “revolutionary”, the new album will be available for free on July 4th to Samsung Galaxy cell phone owners who are among the first million people to download the “Magna Carta” app on June 24th.

“Magna Carta Holy Grail” will then be available worldwide three days later (July 7th)

Check out the video announcement below.

so this album is platinum already due to Samsung purchasing a million copies lol

http://kempiredaily.com/j...lease-date

Here are the details of the brilliant marketing deal Jay has negotiated with Samsung.

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.
For Jay-Z, the deal is a precious advertising opportunity and gives him $5 million in sales before the album is even released. The agreement signals the increasing importance of corporate sponsors to the music industry, which has seen sales tank over the past decade

[Edited 6/16/13 19:38pm]

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Reply #1 posted 06/16/13 8:27pm

lowkey

so will soundscan seriously count these sales? this is worse then artists including album sales in heir concert tickets.so in other words jayz got a 5 million dollar endoresment deal with samsung,instead of just giving him a check they bought 1 million albums at 5 bucks a pop and will get their money back giving free albums away to samsung customers,while jayz gets credit for selling a million albums before its even released.

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Reply #2 posted 06/16/13 10:17pm

Gunsnhalen

I will pretend like Jay is not coping Kanyes marketing lol

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Reply #3 posted 06/17/13 8:35am

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Calling your album the Holy Grail is an almost certain way to disappoint people with the actual product.

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Reply #4 posted 06/17/13 8:58am

Graycap23

SchlomoThaHomo said:

Calling your album the Holy Grail is an almost certain way to disappoint people with the actual product.

Original title was probably Holy Shiit................and they thought better of it.

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Reply #5 posted 06/17/13 8:58am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Calling your album the Holy Grail is an almost certain way to disappoint people with the actual product.



And wouldn't either Magna Carta or Holy Grail have been a better title than both of them squashed together?
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Reply #6 posted 06/17/13 9:33am

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NDRU said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

Calling your album the Holy Grail is an almost certain way to disappoint people with the actual product.

And wouldn't either Magna Carta or Holy Grail have been a better title than both of them squashed together?

yea it sounds messy with both phrases mashed together

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Reply #7 posted 06/17/13 11:43am

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This has more to do with Samsung's battle against Apple for the top spot, and less to do with Jigga than most realize. While Jigga hardly needs help selling records, it's all about brand indentity for Samsung. It hurts neither party and helps Samsung a whole bunch.
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Reply #8 posted 06/17/13 12:31pm

Gunsnhalen

Jay-Z has been on auto-pilot for years imo i mean listen to his raps the last few years...

But people will buy his album and we sell singles no matter what cause he is Jay-Z.

Him and Pharell need to work together again.

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Reply #9 posted 06/17/13 12:43pm

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What does the word random (as in the first sentence of the article) mean anymore? Unexpected? Late? Surprisingly on the heels of Kanye's release (or actually not on the heels, since that doesn't drop until tomorrow)? Involving some unusual giveaway aspect? Vaguely different?

It doesn't seem to mean "by chance" or "without plan or decision." Sometimes people seem to mean "crazy"--but I don't really see that here.

And hardly anything involving Jay-Z is literally random, is it?

It is a dumb title. I can't imagine that it makes any sense at all.

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Reply #10 posted 06/17/13 1:03pm

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EddieC said:

What does the word random (as in the first sentence of the article) mean anymore? Unexpected? Late? Surprisingly on the heels of Kanye's release (or actually not on the heels, since that doesn't drop until tomorrow)? Involving some unusual giveaway aspect? Vaguely different?

It doesn't seem to mean "by chance" or "without plan or decision." Sometimes people seem to mean "crazy"--but I don't really see that here.

And hardly anything involving Jay-Z is literally random, is it?

It is a dumb title. I can't imagine that it makes any sense at all.

exactly what i was thinking nod

ps: i bet prince is stomping his feet and grinding his teeth somewhere going "5 million dollars" mad

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Reply #11 posted 06/17/13 3:38pm

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Well regardless of the marketing he is ripping off, its basically what everyone is doing, create a BUZZ with a title that is bloated and stupid and HYPE, him and Beyonce are a perfect couple they do everything the same, HYPE overdose, no substance, Jay has not been interesting music wise in eons, and im guessing this will keep the eons going title alone


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #12 posted 06/18/13 6:54pm

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Graycap23 said:



SchlomoThaHomo said:


Calling your album the Holy Grail is an almost certain way to disappoint people with the actual product.



Original title was probably Holy Shiit.....and they thought better of it.


Is that you Graycap or Dave Chapelle...I can't tell. I'm sure the rest of y'all RSVP'd so your probably in the crowd somewhere..hate hate hate hate!
1 over Jordan...the greatest since
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Reply #13 posted 06/19/13 6:30am

Graycap23

popgodazipa said:

Graycap23 said:

Original title was probably Holy Shiit................and they thought better of it.

Is that you Graycap or Dave Chapelle...I can't tell. I'm sure the rest of y'all RSVP'd so your probably in the crowd somewhere..hate hate hate hate!

Lol.......................I hear it now.

Song 1: cars

Song 2: haters

Song 3: stuff u can buy

Song 4: High life

Song 5: Merck Ya

Song 6: Owning assets

Song 7: Liquor and hoes

Song 8: Illuminati nonsense

Song 9: collabo

Song 10: collabo

Song 11: I know the President

Song 12: I know the 1st Lady 2

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Reply #14 posted 06/19/13 7:20am

Musicslave

Graycap23 said:

popgodazipa said:

Graycap23 said: Is that you Graycap or Dave Chapelle...I can't tell. I'm sure the rest of y'all RSVP'd so your probably in the crowd somewhere..hate hate hate hate!

Lol.......................I hear it now.

Song 1: cars

Song 2: haters

Song 3: stuff u can buy

Song 4: High life

Song 5: Merck Ya

Song 6: Owning assets

Song 7: Liquor and hoes

Song 8: Illuminati nonsense

Song 9: collabo

Song 10: collabo

Song 11: I know the President

Song 12: I know the 1st Lady 2

lol Don't forget the Bonus Cut: I married the hottest chick in the game...yadda yadda yadda. I literally cracked up when he mentioned in the commercial that the album is a duality on success, failure and how to remain yourself through it all. I thought, hasn't he been making the same record for how many years now?

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Anyway, musically (based on the snippets in the clip) it reminds me of The Black Album. I guess that shouldn't be surprising being that he's working with mostly the same producers.

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Reply #15 posted 06/19/13 7:32am

Graycap23

Musicslave said:

Graycap23 said:

Lol.......................I hear it now.

Song 1: cars

Song 2: haters

Song 3: stuff u can buy

Song 4: High life

Song 5: Merck Ya

Song 6: Owning assets

Song 7: Liquor and hoes

Song 8: Illuminati nonsense

Song 9: collabo

Song 10: collabo

Song 11: I know the President

Song 12: I know the 1st Lady 2

lol Don't forget the Bonus Cut: I married the hottest chick in the game...yadda yadda yadda. I literally cracked up when he mentioned in the commercial that the album is a duality on success, failure and how to remain yourself through it all. I thought, hasn't he been making the same record for how many years now?

-

Anyway, musically (based on the snippets in the clip) it reminds me of The Black Album. I guess that shouldn't be surprising being that he's working with mostly the same producers.

thumbs up!

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Reply #16 posted 06/19/13 7:38pm

popgodazipa

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Graycap23 said:



Musicslave said:




Graycap23 said:



Lol.....I hear it now.


Song 1: cars


Song 2: haters


Song 3: stuff u can buy


Song 4: High life


Song 5: Merck Ya


Song 6: Owning assets


Song 7: Liquor and hoes


Song 8: Illuminati nonsense


Song 9: collabo


Song 10: collabo


Song 11: I know the President


Song 12: I know the 1st Lady 2




lol Don't forget the Bonus Cut: I married the hottest chick in the game...yadda yadda yadda. I literally cracked up when he mentioned in the commercial that the album is a duality on success, failure and how to remain yourself through it all. I thought, hasn't he been making the same record for how many years now?


-


Anyway, musically (based on the snippets in the clip) it reminds me of The Black Album. I guess that shouldn't be surprising being that he's working with mostly the same producers.



thumbs up!


Song 5: Merck ya..that's classic
1 over Jordan...the greatest since
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Reply #17 posted 06/19/13 9:02pm

MadamGoodnight

lol lol @ Graycaps' list.

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Reply #18 posted 06/20/13 6:04am

Graycap23

MadamGoodnight said:

lol lol @ Graycaps' list.

Remix: Yall gon learn 2day...........part 6.

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Reply #19 posted 06/20/13 11:42am

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Graycap23 said:

Musicslave said:

lol Don't forget the Bonus Cut: I married the hottest chick in the game...yadda yadda yadda. I literally cracked up when he mentioned in the commercial that the album is a duality on success, failure and how to remain yourself through it all. I thought, hasn't he been making the same record for how many years now?

-

Anyway, musically (based on the snippets in the clip) it reminds me of The Black Album. I guess that shouldn't be surprising being that he's working with mostly the same producers.

thumbs up!

lol

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Reply #20 posted 06/20/13 11:59am

Cinny

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Graycap23 said:

MadamGoodnight said:

lol lol @ Graycaps' list.

Remix: Yall gon learn 2day...........part 6.

I have to admit that was good, lol

A kiss on the neck.
When she doesn't expeck.
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Reply #21 posted 06/20/13 12:56pm

Graycap23

Cinny said:

Graycap23 said:

Remix: Yall gon learn 2day...........part 6.

I have to admit that was good, lol

me 2.

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Reply #22 posted 06/23/13 9:20am

Identity

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Magna Carta Holy Grail tracklisting:

01. “Picasso Baby”
02. “Heaven”
03. “Versus”
04. “Tom Ford”
05. “Beach Is Better”
06. “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
07. “Oceans”
08. “F.U.T.W.”
09. “Part II (On the Run)”
10. “BBC”
11. “La Familia”
12. “Jay-Z Blue”
13. “Nickles & Dimes”
14. “Holy Grail”
15. “Open Letter”

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Reply #23 posted 06/23/13 11:59pm

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Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #24 posted 06/24/13 2:13am

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Identity said:

Magna Carta Holy Grail tracklisting:

01. “Picasso Baby”
02. “Heaven”
03. “Versus”
04. “Tom Ford
05. “Beach Is Better”
06. “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
07. “Oceans”
08. “F.U.T.W.”
09. “Part II (On the Run)”
10. “BBC
11. “La Familia”
12. “Jay-Z Blue”
13. “Nickles & Dimes”
14. “Holy Grail
15. “Open Letter”

Is he trying to get some commercial jingles and history channel spots? lol

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Reply #25 posted 06/24/13 7:34am

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Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #26 posted 06/24/13 10:54pm

Cinny

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VenusBlingBling said:

Identity said:

Magna Carta Holy Grail tracklisting:

01. “Picasso Baby”
02. “Heaven”
03. “Versus”
04. “Tom Ford
05. “Beach Is Better”
06. “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
07. “Oceans”
08. “F.U.T.W.”
09. “Part II (On the Run)”
10. “BBC
11. “La Familia”
12. “Jay-Z Blue”
13. “Nickles & Dimes”
14. “Holy Grail
15. “Open Letter”

Is he trying to get some commercial jingles and history channel spots? lol

fashion shows are the new radio

A kiss on the neck.
When she doesn't expeck.
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Reply #27 posted 06/28/13 1:16pm

purplepolitici
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I'm scared for this one honestly. Hov is my dude, but mainly the production on Blueprint 3 made it worthwhile. Most definitely not his lyrics. Same for Watch the Throne, him and Kanye both phoned it in.

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Reply #28 posted 06/28/13 2:50pm

Cinny

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lowkey said:

so will soundscan seriously count these sales? this is worse then artists including album sales in heir concert tickets.so in other words jayz got a 5 million dollar endoresment deal with samsung,instead of just giving him a check they bought 1 million albums at 5 bucks a pop and will get their money back giving free albums away to samsung customers,while jayz gets credit for selling a million albums before its even released.

Billboard chart won't count Jay Z sales from Samsung album deal Entertainer Jay-Z performs on stage at the newly built Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 28, 2012. This is the first event at the new stadium. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billboard's weekly music chart will not include the 1 million copies of rapper Jay Z's upcoming album that were sold to electronics maker Samsung as part of a promotion, the U.S. trade magazine said on Friday.
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Jay Z, 43, announced last weekend that his album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" could be downloaded for free on July 4 - three days before its public release - to the first 1 million users of Samsung smartphones who had downloaded a special app.

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Bulk album sales that are give away for free are not counted in total sales and not eligible to be included on the music charts even if an artist and a record label are paid for them, according to Billboard's rules.

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The magazine's editorial director, Bill Werde, said Billboard rejected Jay Z's request that the Samsung promotional sales be counted toward the Billboard 200 chart because "in the context of this promotion, nothing is actually for sale."
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"The ever-visionary Jay Z pulled the nifty coup of getting paid as if he had a platinum album before one fan bought a single copy," Werde said.
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The magazine in 2011 also instituted a minimum price of $3.49 for an album to be considered for its chart in the first four weeks after release, which came in response to retailers and record labels who were selling albums for less than $1 to inflate sales.
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Werde said Jay Z should earn his 13th No. 1 album anyway, as "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is forecast to sell between 400,000 and 450,000 units in its first week.

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But Werde said Billboard will discuss tweaking its album-counting policy because of the prevalence of branding deals in the industry and the changing nature of how music is consumed.

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"Just because the Billboard 200 has been based purely on sales of an album for the entirety of the life of the chart doesn't mean it must always remain so," Werde said.

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The magazine's Hot 100 songs chart has been changed in recent years to include digital downloads and online streaming figures as consumers turn away from traditional terrestrial radio and buying physical copies of songs.
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"Magna Carta Holy Grail" will be released by Universal Music Group's Roc-A-Fella Records.
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[Edited 6/28/13 14:51pm]

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Reply #29 posted 06/28/13 4:26pm

Identity

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So let me get this straight... Billboard integrates YouTube viewership into Hot 100 singles calculations, but won't credit 1M SamSung downloads towards the album charts? There's a punchline there somewhere.

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