June 24, 2013:Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta’ Holy Grail Samsung sales won’t be US chart-eligible

Jay-Z’s deal with Samsung to distribute 1m copies of his upcoming ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ album to smartphone owners for free has been praised for its business logic, but those sales won’t count towards the US chart. Billboard’s Bill Werde has explained why not, suggesting it’s a one-way deal with precedents. “When Best Buy committed…

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