Even without Tidal numbers Jay-Z has scored a number one hit, again, with 4:44. Jay-Z’s budding consensus masterpiece moved 262,000 album equivalent units, with 174,000 of those being traditional album sales.

This means that not only has Jay-Z scored the 14th number one album of his career, but that he’s score the fourth largest sales week of 2017. Even more, this is not taking the Tidal play counts into the reports, where the album was a week long exclusive. The only albums which have sold more in their opening week have been Kendrick lamar’s DAMN., Drake’s More Life, and Ed Sheeran’s ÷.

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This continues Jay-Z’s record breaking run of number one album debuts, with the next closest in Bruce Springsteen at eight. 4:44 has already been certified platinum, due to it’s success on Tidal, now combined with it being released on the open market.

Jay has recently announced he will be embarking on a forthcoming tour to be titled the 4:44 Tour. The tour was delayed due to the birth of his twins, allowing him to be around for the first few months of his children’s lives before embarking on the tour in October that will run into late December.

Tickets are already on sale for the following dates:

Oct. 27 – Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center
Oct. 28 – , Nev. – T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 1 – Fresno, Calif. – Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Nov. 3 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 5 – Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center Arena
Nov. 7 – Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
Nov. 8 – Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
Nov. 9 – , La. – Smoothie King Center
Nov. 11 – Orlando, Fla. – Amway Center
Nov. 12 – Miami, Fla. – American Airlines Arena
Nov. 14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena
Nov. 15 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 16 – Charlotte, N.C. – Spectrum Center
Nov. 18 – Detroit, Mich. – Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 21 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
Nov. 22 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 25 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Nov. 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center
Nov. 29 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
Dec. 2 – Uniondale, N.Y. – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Dec. 5 – Chicago, Ill. – United Center
Dec. 6 – Lincoln, Nebr. – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 9 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
Dec. 11 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Dec. 13 – Seattle, Wash. – KeyArena
Dec. 14 – Portland, Ore. – Moda Center
Dec.16 – Oakland, Calif. – Oracle Arena
Dec. 17 – Sacramento, Calif. – Golden 1 Center
Dec. 19 – , Calif. – Viejas Arena
Dec. 21 – , Calif. – The Forum

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