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'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Jay-Z to release new album in Samsung cell phone deal

'Magna Carta Holy Grail,' the rapper's new album, will be free for the first 1 million android phone owners who download an app for the album.

By Associated Press / June 17, 2013

Jay-Z smiles at "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, in May. Jay-Z is teaming up with Samsung to release his new album, unveiling a three-minute commercial during the NBA Finals and announcing a deal that will give the music to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones.

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Jay-Z is teaming up with Samsung to release his new album, unveiling a three-minute commercial during the NBA Finals and announcing a deal that will give the music to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones.

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The new album, called "Magna Carta Holy Grail," will be free for the first 1 million android phone owners who download an app for the album. Those who do so will get the album on July 4, three days before its official release, according to a Sunday statement.

Samsung is a leader in the mobile phone market and has been steadily chipping away at Apple's share of the market with its Galaxy phones. The deal with Jay-Z is yet another example of how mobile companies are using music to lure new consumers.

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