i tell u what though if jay z died today.. his record sales would go straight to the top.. and prob surpass everyone....
these cats is worth more dead than alive, look at michael jackson... dude done sold over 30 million records since he died, less than a year ago! he might be the only artist to reach a billion records sold world wide one day and im sure he will... hes over 750 million already
You really didn't just compare Jay-Z to Michael Jackson right? Those 30 million albums you talking bout are mainly from international sales, only about 7.9 are US numbers, I remember reading this on mtv.com. Jay-Z wasn't as big of star as MJ internationally, duh, so obviously I don't believe his numbers would skyrocket to surpass everyone, he would have to double his output, come on fam, MJ might reach 40 million before June 25, Jay-Z might, might reach 10 million before a year is up if he died today. You also have to keep in mind that the genre of music can reach more people than hip-hop, MJ was internationall loved by damn near everyone from all countries, never met one person that didn't like Michael Jackson, I know plenty n*ggas don't care for Jay.