Jay-Z‘s 50th birthday felt more like a birthday for the fans when he surprised everyone with access to his discography on Spotify.
Hov had previously taken down his music from Spotify and promoted all his new music including 4:44 on his platform, Tidal. Other than the Tidal streaming platform, his music was available only on iTunes. Now, fans have been granted all access to the classic Blueprint albums, Reasonable Doubt, Watch the Throne and more.
Spotify made the big announcement by sending a welcoming tweet to the Roc-A-Fella Records founder. “Happy birthday, Hov,” with a present emoji placed in the middle and ending with, “Welcome back to Spotify.” The post also included a link to the music, a video of all his albums, and in the background played “Public Service Announcement.”
— Spotify (@Spotify) December 4, 2019
When Tidal was first released, many fans were taken back on the missing albums from not only Jay’s music but his wife’s music as well. It’s also where they released Beyoncé’s 2016 Lemonade, in which fans could only find the album and the short film to go with it on Tidal for $9.99 depending on the subscription.
Nonetheless, fans are excited to keep their favorite albums of Hov on their Spotify playlist and listen as if they never left. Check out a classic from Jay-Z off his 2003 The Black Album below.