It’s Jay-Z’s Universe

Jay-Z pictured with RIAA Chairman Cary Sherman

Jay-Z has been all over everyone’s newsfeeds lately, whether it is about his new album 4:44, which dropped July 4th weekend or the birth of his twins.

4:44 has been making waves in the hip-hop community due to its raw sound. The album is possibly Jay’s most personal one yet. Each song takes a deep dive into his personal life where he speaks about his wealth, children, and infidelity with his wife Beyoncé. 4:44’s skeletal beats provided by No I.D. draw the listener in and accentuate Jay-Z’s sound which makes for a unique album from start to finish.

The album has been such a success that it became certified platinum by the RIAA just 5 days after its release. With 4:44 achieving Platinum status, JAY-Z has earned 13 Platinum solo studio Album Awards in the United States – more than any other hip hop artist in the history of RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program. He is also the ONLY hip hop artist with more than 10 RIAA Platinum (or higher) studio albums. JAY-Z also has four additional Platinum Album Awards for collaborations with Kanye West, Linkin Park, and R. Kelly.

With 4:44 still fresh in people’s playlists, Jay has released upcoming tour dates for his album. The tour begins on October 27th in Anaheim, CA and runs throughout late December.

Jay-Z Tour Dates

October 27 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
October 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
November 1 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State
November 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
November 5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
November 7 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
November 8 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
November 9 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
November 11 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
November 12 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
November 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
November 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
November 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
November 18 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
November 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
November 21 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
November 22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
November 25 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
November 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
November 29 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
December 2 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum
December 5 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
December 6 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
December 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
December 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
December 13 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
December 14 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
December 16 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
December 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
December 19 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
December 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum