Samsung may have already purchased 1 million copies of Jay-Z's upcoming new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," but a Nielsen SoundScan rep tells MTV that the bulk purchase won't count towards his sales tallies.
"Nielsen doesn't count bulk sales," the spokesperson told MTV News.
And apparently, even if Nielsen SoundScan did count Samsung's massive purchase, the album still wouldn't qualify for Platinum status.
A spokesperson for the RIAA told MTV News on Tuesday that albums only become eligible for RIAA certification 30 days after their initial release date.
James Gandolfini, best known for his portrayal of Tony Soprano in HBO's legendary series "The Sopranos," died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.
In a statement, HBO, and Gandolfini's managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders, said he died Wednesday while vacationing in Rome. His cause of death is being reported as a heart attack.
"Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply. He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving," said Armstrong and Sanders.
HBO called Gandolfini a "special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone, no matter their title or position, with equal respect."
Gandolfini won three Emmys for his portrayal of Tony Soprano.
A J. Cole fan landed himself in hot water after posting a photo of himself aiming a gun at his sister's head, and claiming he was going to shoot her if J. Cole didn't retweet him. The photo led to a police investigation by the New Braunfels Police Department in Texas.
An officer told TMZ that they investigated the situation and the teen profusely apologized for his actions. A rep for the station told TMZ that the 19-year-old "is cooperating and it seems this was just a bad lapse in judgment."
The teen also spoke to TMZ about the situation, saying "I'd like to apologize to America for the photo and to put J. Cole in that position. It was all a joke."
He added, "It was an unloaded BB gun and my sister was in on it. I only tweeted it because I didn't expect a response. Mr. Cole please don't sue me. I want to formally apologize more to J. Cole and yeah my mom made me delete my twitter until I fixed it."