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Continuing a partnership that started in 2015, global music and entertainment streaming platform, TIDAL, is announcing a series of listening events across the globe for members to experience Prince's new album, Originals. Pulled directly from the historic archive of Prince's music, the 15-track album features 14 previously unreleased recordings that highlight the impact Prince
had on modern music and the formation of many artists' careers. The tracks were selected collaboratively by JAY-Z and Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince
Estate. Starting today, fans can pre-save "Originals
" in order to have the album added to the "My Collection" section in-app, on desktop and via web player following the album release. Users will be notified once the album is live.
Album release celebrations will take place in countries such as the United States, Spain, Poland, Brazil and more across the globe to celebrate the highly anticipated album. In the US, TIDAL members will have the chance to attend an album release celebration in Los Angeles hosted by JAY-Z on June 6th. To learn more, head to TIDAL.com/Prince.
When releasing HITNRUN Phase One on TIDAL, Prince
said "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 in 2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry. Secondly, TIDAL have honored Us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows Us to continue making art in the fashion We've grown accustomed 2, and We're Extremely grateful 4 their generous support."
previously partnered with TIDAL on a series of 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 featuring new tracks, exclusives, rarities and more from the Vault, curated personally by Prince.
"Prince led the way, for artistic freedom, for ownership. He's one of the bravest people I can think of in the industry. He trusted us, not just me, but TIDAL, to continue his fight," said JAY-Z. "Trying to help further that legacy through his music is an honor we couldn't pass up as an organization dedicated to empowering artists. This gives his true fans that peek behind the curtain."
Starting June 7, Originals will stream exclusively on TIDAL. In the spirit of sharing Prince's music with his fans as he wanted, the album will be available to stream in Master quality via TIDAL's HiFi subscription tier. Members will be able to hear the recordings just as the artist intended the tracks to sound. Non-members will be able to try TIDAL through a special offer on TIDAL.com/Prince
1. Sex Shooter Apollonia 6: Apollonia 6 - 1984
2. Jungle Love The Time: Ice Cream
Castle - 1984
3. Manic Monday The Bangles: Different Light - 1985
4. Noon Rendezvous Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life - 1984
5. Make-Up Vanity 6: Vanity 6 - 1982
6. 100 MPH Mazarati: Mazarati - 1986
7. You're My Love Kenny Rogers: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To - 1986
8. Holly Rock Sheila E.: Krush Groove (OST) - 1985
9. Baby, You're a Trip Jill Jones: Jill Jones - 1987
10. The Glamorous Life Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life - 1984
11. Gigolos Get Lonely Too The Time: What Time Is It? - 1982
12. Love… Thy Will Be Done Martika: Martika's Kitchen - 1991
13. Dear Michaelangelo Sheila E.: Romance 1600 - 1985
14. Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? Taja Sevelle: Taja Sevelle - 1987
15. Nothing Compares 2 U The Family: The Family - 1985
TIDAL is an artist-owned global music and entertainment platform that brings artists and fans closer together through unique original content and exclusive events. Available in 53 countries, the streaming service has more than 60 million songs and 250,000 high quality videos in its catalog along with original video series, podcasts, thousands of expertly curated playlists and artist discovery via TIDAL Rising. With the commitment of its owners to create a more sustainable model for the music industry, TIDAL is available in premium and HiFi tiers—which includes Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) recordings.