UPDATE 4/25/16 8:40AM: As expected, Beyoncé's LEMONADE is now available on iTunes, and it comes with the film and the digital booklet. Tidal's exclusivity window with the project lasted a little more than a day, which is the shortest span of time between the three high-profile releases that have dropped on the streaming service this year. Rihanna's ANTI spent its first week of release as an exclusive for Tidal, while Kanye West's The Life of Pablo remained a Tidal exclusive for about a month and a half before it hit Spotify and Apple Music.
See below for the original story published on 4/23/16.
After months of speculation, Beyoncé has shared her sixth studio album LEMONADE exclusively on Tidal.
In February, Beyonce hinted that her next LP was on its way after dropping the video for “Formation.” She followed with a performance of “Formation” at Super Bowl 50 and announced her “Formation” world tour, but remained silent on album details until the debut of her short film LEMONADE on HBO. The visual album features 12 songs with a guest appearance by The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, James Blake and more.
According to the press release, LEMONADE is “a conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing.” Tidal will have the exclusive rights to the songs and videos offline. Initially, it was unclear how long the album would be exclusive to Tidal, and according to The New York Times, the project will be available on iTunes tonight at midnight. Additionally, fans arenowabletopurchase the album directly through Tidal, which will come with a 90-day trial to the service. As of now, Tidal is the only streaming service that the album is available on.
The album will be available at beyonce.tidal.com. You can also check it out below.