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JAY-Z album, 4:44, coming soon to Apple Music, iTunes

Less than 24 hours after JAY-Z’s 13th album, 4:44, dropped as a midnight exclusive on Tidal/Sprint on June 30, Billboard has learned that the album will soon be available elsewhere, including the iTunes Store and Apple Music.

A source tells the industry bible that the week after its one-week exclusivity window on Tidal, the songs will be added to Apple’s store and streaming music service. The album’s tunes also streamed on 160 iHeartRadio stations across the U.S. after 4:44‘s release and will air until midnight on July 1 on the network’s Urban and Rhythmic formats.

An unnamed source tells Billboard that a physical release is eventually planned, though no timetable has been set yet for that roll-out. That source also confirmed that fans need to sign up for Sprint service in order to get the album if they are not already Tidal subscribers.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.