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Beyonce's new 'Lemonade' hits iTunes

"Lemonade" got a head start as an exclusive through subscription service Tidal, but not for long.

Annie Atlasman

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.