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Jay Z Officially Announces New Album ‘4:44’

Published: Monday 19th Jun 2017 by Sam

After weeks of speculation, it’s finally official – Jay Z is releasing a new album and, as widely expected, it’s titled ‘4:44.’

Previously confirmed for a June 30th release, there was no confirmation that the mysterious project was indeed an album.

Until now.

The following press statement was jointly issued by Roc Nation, TIDAL and the streaming service’s new co-owners Sprint:

On the heels of announcing a first-of-its-kind partnership and offer, global music and entertainment platform TIDAL and Sprint (NYSE: S) are excited to share JAY-Z’s new album, 4:44 – the first in a series of exclusives offered to the 45 million postpaid and prepaid Sprint customers and existing TIDAL members.

Who: JAY-Z

What: New Album – 4:44

When: 12:01 a.m. ET Friday, June 30

How: New and existing Sprint customers can take advantage of the complimentary six-month trial of TIDAL HiFi at Sprint.TIDAL.com or by visiting a Sprint store.1 New Boost Mobile customers can subscribe during the activation process in-store or online at boostmobile.com. Existing customers can add the monthly subscription online via My Account (web and smartphone), in store, or by phone. New TIDAL members worldwide can visit TIDAL.com/Try-now.

Speaking on the release, Sprint president and CEO Marcelo Claure said:

“Today is an exciting day to be a Sprint customer. JAY-Z is a global icon and we’re giving customers an incredible opportunity to be among the first to experience his new album 4:44. Our loyal, existing customers, and customers who switch to Sprint, can experience the album exclusively, plus access a complimentary six-month trial of TIDAL HiFi, giving them access to content they can’t get anywhere else.”

The announcement was paired with an extended version of the ‘4:44’ trailer, which featured a brief lyrical preview:

‘4:44’ is Jigga’s first body of work since 2013’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ – which opened atop of the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 528,000. The LP has since been certified double Platinum by the RIAA.

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As authentic music titans go, few can rival Jay Z. Hence, we’re all sorts of amped for what will easily be one of 2017’s landmark releases.

The roller-coaster that has been the TIDAL story is well-documented. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how the service factors in to the commercial performance of ‘4:44.’

Stay tuned!

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  1. RealNegro June 19, 2017

    Hov!🤘👐👐📿

  2. DanYiel Iman June 19, 2017

    That’s what’s up, I’ll check out a few singles depending on what he gives the fans!!

  3. LISA LEVINE June 19, 2017

    They are still trying to make TIDAL happen. Jay Z will NOT accept defeat. I’ll wait for the store release. But again, no marketing and the CD is to be released in two weeks??? No single???

  4. Markjones June 19, 2017

    Told y’all all of that hospital stuff was about them getting attention to realease an album !!!!

  5. Rihboy June 19, 2017

    Eh. I haven’t liked any of his music from the last releases. Not enough to join that monstrosity again.

  6. Brent Christopher June 19, 2017

    His first week sales numbers will definitely be INFLATED majorly by this Sprint package deal. Everything JayZ does is business related — framing the smoke and mirrors accordingly. And how “convenient” that this TMZ “hospital delivery twin arrival” headline is saturating mass media right when this announcement has come along.

  7. Achooo! June 19, 2017

    Congratulations! On the twins since you are in the father spirit make sure you send the proceeds from this 4:44 to Rymir Satterthwaite. You need to do right by this human you created. #iRemember

  8. I HATE WHITE n BLACK BIT..,,,HES June 19, 2017

    Big. Anticipated album from Jay-Z..summer 17 gonna be even hotter….but…NASssssssss why jay gotta release when NAS said he was…,damn jay is it still like that

  9. Hmmm… June 19, 2017

    Can’t wait. I have been dying for a Jay album.

  10. nothing to ses hear June 19, 2017

    Jerk z needs to sit down and take care of his new baby 🐫 camel’s.. I don’t want to hear no more from Mr shady

    • Hush June 19, 2017

      After you were born, your mother should have flushed the toilet.

      • I HATE WHITE n BLACK BIT..,,,HES June 19, 2017

        How evil are you. To wish death on a child … people like you will burn in hell. Enjoy ……

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