When life gives you lemons, make tens of millions of dollars by being one of the most popular pop singers in the world and writing an album about it.
Actually, all of the supposed drama behind Beyoncé’s new album is looking pretty real right now, because Bey just pulled a pretty intense move that completely stripped the edge from her husband’s streaming music service. Her new album Lemonade, which is said to be about recent trouble in her marriage to Jay Z involving fighting and infidelity, was promoted ahead of launch as a Tidal exclusive.
Upon release, Lemonade was indeed a Tidal exclusive… for about a day.
If you were mad about the prospect of having to sign up for Tidal to check out Beyoncé’s latest album, it’s time to dry those eyes. In what may very well be the shortest period of exclusivity ever, Lemonade has already been released by rival digital stores and can be downloaded right now from Amazon, iTunes and elsewhere.
The album is still available on Tidal, of course, and Jay Z’s service does have an “exclusive” in one area — Tidal is currently the only place where you can legally stream Lemonade’s 12 new tracks. You’ll find the Tidal link in Beyoncé’s first tweet since 2013:
— BEYONCÉ (@Beyonce) April 24, 2016
But if you’d rather not sign up for yet another streaming music service (with exclusives that never really seem to be very exclusive), you can purchase a digital copy of Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade from Amazon or iTunes. Here are the links you need:
Here’s the full track list from Beyoncé’s new album, followed by a Bey GIF to get you ready:
- Pray You Catch Me
- Hold Up
- Don’t Hurt Yourself (featuring Jack White)
- 6 Inch (featuring the Weeknd)
- Daddy Lessons
- Love Drought
- Forward (featuring James Blake)
- Freedom (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
- All Night