Jay Z is preparing to release his 13th solo album on June 30th, and it’s going to be a Tidal exclusive. The album, titled 4:44, will be available to Tidal subscribers and to Sprint users in the latest manifestation of the partnership between the two companies.
Tidal says 4:44 is the first in a line of exclusives that will be available to Sprint users, after the carrier purchased 33 percent of the streaming service for $200 million earlier this year. Sprint users can get a free six-month trial of Tidal HiFi and listen to the album for free. “Jay Z is a global icon and we’re giving customers an incredible opportunity to be among the first to experience his new album 4:44,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said in a statement.
Tidal has been teasing 4:44 with billboards and videos on YouTube featuring actors Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danny Glover for the past few weeks, hinting that the album may have an extensive visual component.