Jay Z’s Top Moments In 2013

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The Release Of Jay Z’s 12th Studio Album

Released on July 4, 2013, Jay Z only gave the world a few weeks’ notice with the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail. Dropping the bomb in the midst of his co-headlined tour with Justin Timberlake, Jay Z again managed to hit the hip-hop community with a strike no one saw coming.

Jay’s 12th album features guest appearances by Beyoncé Knowles, Justin Timberlake, Nas, Rick Ross and Frank Ocean with Production by Timbaland, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, Boi-1da, Mike Will Made It, Hit-Boy, Mike Dean, No ID, The-Dream, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell Williams.

The album was certified platinum the day of its release due to the digital sales and additionally sold 528,000 physical copies in the first week.