Jay-Z’s latest album is now available on Apple Music and iTunes. Tidal, the rap star’s own music streaming service, had exclusivity over 4:44 at launch — but that lasted just one week.
It’s not good news for Spotify subscribers, however.
Despite owning a streaming service, Jay-Z hasn’t completely snubbed Tidal’s rivals; his albums remain available on Apple Music, Spotify, and many others. But when 4:44 dropped last week, you had to be an existing (not new) Tidal subscriber to enjoy it.
Fortunately, that didn’t last long. A week later, 4:44 is now available on Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited for streaming. You can also buy the album, which features ten new tracks, on iTunes for $9.99.
Spotify subscribers still don’t have access, and it’s unclear if that will change anytime soon. Other Jay-Z releases are available there.
4:44’s release on Apple Music comes just one day after the service bagged Jay-Z’s new video, The Story of O.J. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the album went platinum in just five days, which means it has already seen more than 1.5 billion streams.