Jay-Z’s New Album ‘4:44′ Might Hit All Streaming Services Sooner Than Expected
Update (July 6, 9:21 p.m. EST):
4:44 is officially coming to iTunes and Apple Music Thursday night (July 6), a source close to the situation confirms.
Update (June 30, 6:59 p.m. EST):
Billboard now reports the album will be on iTunes and Apple Music after exactly one week of exclusivity on Tidal. No word yet on when (or if) it'll be coming to any other streaming services.
Jay-Z's highly-anticipated 4:44 album is finally available for fans, and the music community is already rolling out all of their thorough reviews and praises. While Hov's 13th studio album is exclusively available for Tidal and Sprint subscribers, the project may become available on all streaming services sooner than expected.
According to Variety, sources say that the project could be available on Apple Music after a week of being exclusive on Tidal, and could very well be available for purchase on iTunes. Another source told the site that the album could also hit other major services, which could lead to it potentially being available on CD and vinyl in the future. There's no confirmation to the news of 4:44 hitting other streaming platforms in the next week, but we'll have to see what happens as the music community raves over the album.
Jay's new 10-track album dropped on Friday (June 30) and is exclusive to users who signed up for Tidal before the project's release. Fans who didn't sign up for Tidal just yet were not too pleased with the news, but iHeartRadio played the album across 160 Pop, Rhythm and Urban radio stations in the U.S. For now, fans can hear the entire album on Urban and Rhythm formats during the day and evening until midnight ET on July 1.
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