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Beyonce’s new album Lemonade won’t stream on other platforms anytime soon

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Lemonade will only be available on Tidal for the foreseeable future

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If you were hoping to wait a week and stream Beyoncé's new album Lemonade on Apple Music or Spotify, you can give up on that dream. Lemonade will be exclusively streaming on Tidal in perpetuity, a source confirmed to The Verge.

This is the second album from a major artist that Tidal has locked down a major streaming exclusive for, following Kanye West's seventh album, The Life of Pablo, which streamed exclusively on the service for six weeks before becoming available on Spotify and Apple Music. But right now, there is no timetable for Lemonade to become available on competing streaming services.

It's also unclear when Lemonade will be available for purchase, but we should hear about that in the coming days — with Tidal only available in 46 countries and millions of Beyoncé fans spread across the globe, Lemonade will likely be available for purchase in some capacity in the next few weeks.

Update: April 24th, 5:55PM ET: Tidal has confirmed to The Verge that its exclusive streaming period for Lemonade will continue in perpetuity.