If you're itching for Beyonce's new album but don't want to sign up for Tidal, don't worry: The subscription music-streaming service's "exclusive" on the album was short-lived.
"Lemonade," which was released exclusively on Tidal on Saturday night, was made available for purchase on Apple's iTunes just a day later. The album is available for download at Tidal and will be a Tidal streaming exclusive "in perpetuity," a Tidal spokesman told The New York Times.
Representatives for Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
As a part owner in Tidal with her husband, Jay Z, Beyonce has a strong incentive to release her new album through the struggling music-streaming service. But keeping the album an exclusive for Tidal, which has just 3 million subscribers compared with Spotify's 30 million and Apple's 11 million, could limit its exposure and ultimately hurt sales.
The release comes less than a week after a Kanye West fan filed a lawsuit against the singer, claiming West lied when he said his recently released album, "The Life of Pablo," would be available only on Tidal.
Update April 25 at 6:32 am PT: This story has been updated to note the availability of "Lemonade" on iTunes.
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