After three years, Beyonce is finally going wide with ‘Lemonade.’
For, the mega-selling album will finally be poured onto all streaming services next week.
Variety reports that the 2016 visual album – which to-date has only been available to stream on Jay-Z‘s TIDAL – will impact Spotify and co on April 23rd.
Queen Bey’s first release in the streaming era, the set was serviced to retail outlets but held off TIDAL rivals. And depending on the source, the reason has been touted as having to do with streaming royalties and helping TIDAL makes waves with a slew of top-tier exclusives.
At the time, the move benefited the traditional sales of the ‘Formation’ led LP (which has sold 2.5 million copies) and also added to the subscriber base of the growing streaming.
Yet, with the market changing by the day (including positive strides for artists as pertains streaming yields), it seems the time has been deemed right to quench the thirst of the masses.
The news comes as ‘Lemonade’ skyrockets on iTunes following the release of Bey’s ‘Homecoming’ Netflix special today. Centered on her historic HBCU themed Coachella gig, the show’s setlist spotlighted many a song from the record.
Will you be spinning ‘Lemonade’ a-new?