'Don't Hurt Yourself,' but, yes, this is real
It’s been three years since Beyoncé Knowles-Carter changed the game again in dropping her Lemonade visual album, but now her beats are finally coming to streaming competitors that don’t rhyme with “idol.”
On Tuesday, the album, which had previously only been available to stream on Tidal, is now streaming on other services, notably Spotify and Apple Music. Previously, the only other way to listen beyond Tidal would’ve been purchasing the album or watching the film.
This comes after Knowles unleashed her Homecoming concert film on Netflix, chronicling her 2018 history-making Coachella performance. It came with an accompanying live album that dropped on streaming platforms and included some tracks off of Lemonade, like “Formation” and “Sorry.”
Lemonade‘s mass streaming debut also comes with a bonus demo version of “Sorry.”
Knowles once gave an unfriendly shoutout to Spotify on her song “NICE” that went, “If I gave two f—s about streaming numbers/Would have put Lemonade up on Spotify/F— you, f— you, you’re cool, f— you, I’m out.” Apparently, the tension is subsiding, if only a little.