Jay Z to release 4:44 album exclusively on Tidal

Jay Z fans will have to sign up to a special streaming service if they want to be the first to hear the rapper’s new album.

His 13th record 4:44 – his first since Magna Carta Holy Grail in 2013 – will be released to Tidal subscribers and customers of US telecoms company Sprint on June 30.

The company shared a clip of album track Adnis, which features Moonlight star Mahershala Ali in some slow motion boxing training.

#JAYZ ‘4:44’ Sprint.TIDAL.com #TIDALXSprint #444

A post shared by TIDAL (@tidal) on

The 99 Problems star, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is said to be co-owner of Tidal, which is mostly run by artists.

The Monday morning announcement came after a busy weekend for the rapper, who reportedly welcomed baby twins with wife Beyonce.

The pair married in 2008 and already have five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

😁🇺🇸

A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

News of the album follows weeks of carefully planned teases in the US, with sneaky online advertisements and “4:44″ featured against a plain background appearing on city billboards.

The American rapper is expected to delight UK fans when he visits in August, performing alongside Pink and Stormzy at V Festival.


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Antonio Banderas ‘fused in a hug with Barcelona’ following terror attack on city

Emmerdale fans found Leyla and Pete’s attempts to escape their own wedding hilarious

Emmerdale’s Fiona Wade says her and Anthony Quinlan’s passionate kiss scene was ‘hot’

Mel B divorce case could involve former partner Eddie Murphy


Lifestyle

Can experiencing awe really make us better people?

Summer solutions to survive the school holidays on a budget

An Inconvenient Sequel offers solutions rather than problems

Irish fans remember Elvis Presley 40 years after his death

More From The Irish Examiner