New JAY-Z Album Exclusively Coming to TIDAL

JAY-Z
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Overnight, JAY-Z announced that he will be releasing a new album at the end of the month. Titled 4:44, it had been teased in recent weeks with subway posters and ads, with no explanation. 4:44 will be exclusive to TIDAL upon its release as well as Sprint customers, as part of the recent partnership between the two companies.

According to the announcement, 4:44 is “the first in a series of exclusives offered to the 45 million postpaid and prepaid Sprint customers and existing TIDAL members.” Of course, Jay is a part-owner of TIDAL.

Rolling Stone reports that 4:44 will also be the name of a TIDAL-only film on the way starring Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o and Danny Glover. A clip from the film debuted overnight as well, featuring part of a new JAY-Z song titled “Adnis.”

Also, Pitchfork has confirmed that Jay is now officially stylizing his name as “JAY-Z,” as per the press release announcing 4:44. Years back, he decided to formally only spell it as “Jay Z” with no hyphen but now it’s all caps and a hyphen.

Last but not least, according to multiple reports over the weekend, BeyoncĂ© gave birth to her and Jay’s twin babies in the past week. However, the notoriously private couple has not formally confirmed the news.