Jay Z at Salisbury Cathedral
Hip-hop artist and rapper Jay-Z (a.k.a. Shawn Carter) launched his fifteenth studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, on July 4, 2013, at Salisbury Cathedral, home to one of the four remaining copies of Magna Carta that date to 1215. Salisbury Cathedral displayed the cover art in a case next to the 1215 Magna Carta for a period of one month following the event. Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and went double platinum in less than two months after its release. Jay Z adopted the name Magna Carta for this recording to signify new beginnings.