On Wednesday (May 29), Prince's fans around the world were elated to learn that Tidal was putting together an exclusive party for the first-ever listen of the pop icon's posthumous studio project, Originals. According to reports, the music streaming giant will host an event on June 6 in Los Angeles, before the album officially drops on June 21. For non Cali-based fans, the company plans to also host celebrations in major cities around the U.S., Spain, Brazil and Poland.
More information will be rolling out from the company in the coming days leading up to the special moment, which happens to fall one day shy of the late maestro's birthday. Tidal surprised fans earlier this year when they announced their new partnership with Prince's estate in April.
Prince and Roc Nation had previously bumped heads on coming to an agreement over his music in 2015 for the digital release of HitNRun: Phase 1 before reaching a decision.
“Prince led the way, for artistic freedom, for ownership,” Jay-Z said in a statement obtained by the music publication. "He trusted us, not just me, but TIDAL, to continue his fight. Trying to help further that legacy through his music is both an honor we couldn’t pass up as an organization dedicated to empowering artists. This gives his true fans that peak behind the curtain.”
Originals drops on June 7 on Tidal, where it will exclusively stream for 14 days before being widely released on June 21. Fans living stateside can enter to win tickets here.
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