JAY-Z Brings His Solo Albums Back To Spotify On His 50th Birthday

Published At: 04 December 2019 , 05:23 PM

‘Watch the Throne’ is back, too.

Today points JAY-Z’s 50th birthday. To celebrate the Brooklyn rapper brought his complete solo catalogue back to Spotify, as well as his 2011 mutual album with Kanye West, Watch the Throne.

Back in April 2017, most of Jay’s catalogue was removed from Apple Music and Spotify “at the request of the raper.” Earlier this year, the TIDAL co-owner made all of his solo projects back to Apple Music except for his 1996 debut.

In August 2018, View the Throne abruptly appeared on Spotify. It left just a few days later with no public explanation.

TIDAL has recently walked away from exclusive releases. Jay and Beyoncé did their 2018 joint album; EVERYTHING IS LOVE, available on Apple Music and Spotify’s paid tier just a few days later, releasing it as a TIDAL exclusive. Additionally, Beyoncé produced her 2016 album, Lemonade, accessible on platforms other than TIDAL in association with the debut of her Netflix documentary, Homecoming.

It continues to be an uphill battle for TIDAL in its effort to compete with Apple Music and Spotify and. Kanye finished his exclusive relationship with the streaming platform in July 2017, claiming that the corporation failed to meet its financial obligations.

In May 2018, a story in Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv declared that TIDAL artificially increased the streaming data for both Kanye West and Lemonade’s The Life of Pablo. Norwegian police started investigating the alleged streaming data manipulation in fall 2018.

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