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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.

Beyonce Knowls attends the 'Tidal X: 10/20' Premiere show at the Barclays Center on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York City. ( Photo by: Annie Atlasman /Press Line Photos )
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.