Late Saturday night, Beyonce shook the world once again by dropping a new album just a couple of months after her epic Formation performance at the Superbowl. Naturally, fans scuttled to Jay-Z's Tidal to get their fill of Queen Bey's Lemonade after its HBO world premiere. Here's a snippet of the visual feast for the eyes that was unleashed unto the world:
Yet, while Bey's new artistic vision is definitely a big win for the controversial service (which is streaming her sixth, 12-track album exclusively at $17.99), news on the block is that it's taking its availability to fierce new levels.
As Tidal's period of exclusivity is actually quite short — a mere 24 hours — audio of Bey's rippling vocal chords and clips of her perfectly toned, gyrating bod have now also been released on Apple's iTunes. The company declined to comment, as did Beyonce's spokespeople.
Despite this, it's confirmed that you can buy Lemonade, an album that Tidal lovingly praised as “a conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing," on more than one platform.
And let's be real, this is probably a clever move considering Jay-Z's streaming portal has only 3 million subscribers in comparison to Apple's 11 million and reigning King of Streaming Websites Spotify's 30 million. The Beyhive (as her adoring fans call themselves) must be pretty pleased.
Will you be buying Bey's new album?