The Throne: Jay-Z & Kanye West Get Platinum-Plaque For ‘WTT’ At MSG

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Last week, I reported that  Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative LP, entitled Watch The Throne is now officially platinum. This past Monday, at  their show at Madison Square Garden, Island Def Jam Group President & CEO Steve Bartels and Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Chairman & CEO Barry Weiss presented the duo with a plaque for the multi-platinum worldwide success of Watch the Throne.

The album’s second single “Ni**as in Paris” recently reached No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. According toBillboard, “Ni**as in Paris” is Jay-Z and Kanye West’s first No. 1 from their BIllboard 200 No. 1 album. “Watch the Throne’s” lead single, “Otis,” peaked at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in September. “Ni**as in Paris” profits from a 4% gain in audience to 34 million, according to Nielsen BDS.

Source: Billboard

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