Jay-Z's new album 4:44 no longer exclusive to Tidal
Already deemed platinum, album hit iTunes, Amazon and Apple Music today, but not Spotify
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The album was released last week exclusively on Tidal, which Jay-Z co-owns with Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists.
The Recording Industry Association of America announced Wednesday that 4:44 had reached platinum status based off streams and downloads given to Sprint users in the U.S. by the phone company (Sprint bought a 33 per cent stake in Tidal earlier this year).
RIAA's platinum certification was once the equivalent of selling a million albums, but has changed since the company began incorporating streaming from YouTube, Spotify and other digital music services.
4:44 includes personal songs about Jay-Z's marriage with singer Beyoncé and his life as an entrepreneur.