Jay-Z opens talks about his falling out with proudcer Timbaland during the making of “The Blueprint 3”. Jay-Z tells BBC Radio that when the album was leaked everything went sour between the 2. They eventually reconciled and Jay-Z said he noticed a new and improved producer. Jay-Z and Timbaland worked on a couple of tracks on THE “Magna Carta Holy Grail album that hit stores last week.
The “Magna Carta Holy Grail” is doing very well overseas. Jay-Z is number one on the U.K. Albums chart. Jay-Z’s 12th album is also expected to hit the number one spot in the United States. Industry analysts predict the album could sell up to a half-million copies in its first week in stores. Prior to the album’s physical release, Jay teamed up with Samsung Mobile to give away one-million digital copies of the album to Samsung Galaxy users that downloaded a promotional app. As a result of those downloads, the Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album a platinum certification on the day it was released.
“Magna Carta Holy Grail” features appearances by Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé.
Jay-Z is hitting the road overseas in support of his latest album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” According to HipHop-n-more.com, the rapper’s U.K. and European tour will kick off in Manchester on October 3rd. While in Britain and Ireland, Jay will also make stops in Birmingham and Dublin, before playing a three night series at London’s O2 Arena. From there he crosses the English channel to play shows in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Germany. The month-long trek wraps up in Amsterdam on October 29th.
Over the weekend, Jay-Z showcased tracks from “Magna Carta Holy Grail” at the Wireless Festival in London. This week, Jay and Justin Timberlake will kick off their “Legends of Summer” tour across North America.
Here are the dates for Jay-Z’s European Tour:
Thu 3 Oct — Manchester, England — Manchester Arena
Sun 6 Oct — Dublin, Ireland — Dublin 02 Arena
Tue 8 Oct — Birmingham, England — NIA Arena
Thu 10 Oct — London, England — O2 Arena
Fri 11 Oct-UK, London, England — O2 Arena
Sat 12 Oct — London, England — O2 Arena
Thu 17 Oct — Paris, France — Bercy
Fri 18 Oct — Paris, France — Bercy
Sun 20 Oct — Zurich, Switzerland — Hallenstadion
Mon 21 Oct — Antwerp, Belgium — Sportpaleis
Wed 23 Oct — Oslo, Norway — Spektrum
Fri 25 Oct — Stockholm, Sweden — Globe
Sun 27 Oct — Hamburg, Germany — 02 World
Mon 28 Oct — Cologne, Germany — Lanxess Arena
Tue 29 Oct — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Ziggo Dome
Kudos to Jay-Z.
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