A rapper faces domestic violence charges, a model makes fashion history, a pair of insensitive reality dimwits and more — who won and who lost? Find out in this week’s Celeb Grading!
Sure, the guy was denied the right to perform atop the historic Ed Sullivan Theater marquee, but that’s certainly not keeping Mr. #newrules from having a pretty incredible week.
Jay-Z‘s latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, has been the talk of the town for weeks but hit a climax on Thursday with the release of the highly-anticipated project. With help from a few famous friends– including wife Beyoncé, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and others– the 43-year-old rapper is back in his zone and putting artists half his age to shame.
And as the cherry on top, Jay-Z was the silent force behind the Recording Industry Association of America’s recent decision to switch up how they handle digital albums in relation to their Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program awards. Those one million Samsung users accessing MCHG prior to its July 9 release could bump Jigga to platinum status (again), as he pockets a reported $20 million.
Clap for ’em.