Jay Z, Tidal honoring Prince with album celebrations
Tidal is going big with the new Prince album.
The streaming platform has announced a series of listening events across the globe for members to experience the late singer’s album, “Originals.”
Album release celebrations will be held in various countries, including the United States, Spain, Poland and Brazil.
Rapper and mogul Jay Z, who purchased the streaming service in 2014, will host one of the events in Los Angeles on June 6.
Prince, who died of an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl in April 2016, would have turned 61 on June 7, when the album is set to release.
New Prince album ‘Originals’ being released in honor of his birthday
It features 14 previously unreleased recordings that highlight the impact Prince had on modern music and other artists.
“Originals” will feature songs written and performed by Prince that had become hits for other artists.
The tracks were selected by Jay Z and Troy Carter on behalf of the Prince estate.
Prior to his death, Prince had partnered with Tidal on exclusive releases, including “HITNRUN Phase One,” “HITNRUN Phase Two,” the livestream of Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” concert, as well as a weekly “Purple Pick of the Week” series that featured new tracks and more music, personally curated by Prince.
“After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay Z and the team he has assembled at Tidal recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put in2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry,” Prince said in a statement at the time.
‘Originals” will stream exclusively on Tidal starting next week.