The Carters make their new album available to everyone.
When Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped their surprise collaborative album, Everything Is Love, on Saturday, plenty of fans were disappointed to learn that the project was only available to stream through Jay's music streaming service, Tidal.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are known for dropping exclusives on the platform (Beyoncé's Lemonade album debuted on the platform), so chances are the Beyhive members had their Tidal subscriptions ready to go. Fans who didn't subscribe to the service had no choice other than to buy a subscription, sign up for a free trial, or use more unscrupulous methods to hear the album.
Fans will no longer have to fear, as Everything Is Love has officially made it's debut on both Spotify, Apple Music, and other music streaming platforms. For those who were loyal to their streaming platform, or didn't want to go through the effort of signing up, now's the chance to hear The Carters' debut album for the first time. Free Spotify listeners might have to wait even longer, however, as a message on the platform says the album will be exclusive to paid subscribers for the next two weeks before being released to the unwashed masses of free users.
The album has already been the subject of much attention since it dropped. Jay-Z reportedly takes shots at Drake for turning down a deal to work with Tidal, and Common has already claimed the album as one of the year's best.
Go listen to Everything Is Love, if you haven't yet. There isn't really much excuse now.