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Jay-Z's North American Tour Dates Are Finally Revealed


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This Fall will see Jay-Z embark on his first run of dates for his '4:44' album tour. He'll be performing across the US and Canada with 31 dates announced so far. He's also still got some festival shows coming up over the next few months.

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The 47-year-old rapper launched his thirteenth studio album just over a week ago and is now following it up with an official arena tour beginning in October. He'll kick things off at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on October 27th 2017, ending on December 21st at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.

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Snoop Dogg Bootlegs Jay-Z Album


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Snoop Dogg bootlegged Jay-Z's new album.

The 'Drop It While It's Hot' hitmaker is very impressed with '4:44' but admitted that, because he doesn't use Tidal - Jay's own streaming service, which exclusively released the record - he had to rely on someone sending him an illegal copy of the LP as he couldn't access it on iTunes.

He shared on social media: ''I wanna shoot a shout out to Jay-Z, just dropped another motherf***in' hot album, '4:44'.

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Beyonce And Jay Z Have Reportedly Taken Their New Born Twins Home


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Despite very little news about Beyonce’s new born twins so far - after the star gave birth to them a couple of weeks ago - reports have trickled out that the popstar mother has finally been able to take them home.

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TMZ has reported that following a week and a half at UCLA Medical Center, the tiny Carters have been allowed home with their mom and dad - and the famous parents have taken them to an epic rented Malibu estate.

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Beyonce Announces She's Pregnant With Twins


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Five years after they welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy, into the world, Beyonce and her husband Jay Z have revealed that they are expecting twins, after the star announced that she is pregnant for the second time.

The 35 year old star, who is due to headline the Coachella festival in a few months’ time, took to Instagram to reveal the happy news to her fans. Posing in just a bra and underwear with her baby bump, the snap quickly became the most liked photo in Instagram history when she revealed the news on Wednesday (February 1st).

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Jay Z Responds To Tomi Lahren's Rant With New Song 'Drug Dealers Anonymous'


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Jay Z has hit back at conservative pundit Tomi Lahren on his new track with Pusha T titled ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’. The song was released last night on Jay’s streaming service Tidal and samples Lahren’s viral rant from earlier this year, in which she labelled Jay a drug dealer and criticised wife Beyonce’s Superbowl performance.

Jay ZJay Z has dropped new track ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’.

Before Jay’s verse Lahren is heard saying: "Your husband was a drug dealer. For fourteen years, he sold crack cocaine.” The sample comes from an online video Lahren made for The Blaze in February in which she criticised Beyonce’s Superbowl performance and in particular the use of Black Panther style imagery.

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Jay Z's Roc Nation Files $2.3M Lawsuit Against Rita Ora


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Jay Z’s Roc Nation label has responded to the lawsuit filed by singer Rita Ora in December, with a countersuit claiming breach of contract. However the lawsuit is likely to just go away, as Ora’s lawyer Howard King claims Jay Z has already promised to release the singer from her contract.

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According to TMZ, in the lawsuit Roc Nation claim they have already spent more than $2.3 million marketing Ora’s second album which is yet to be released. Ora signed to the label in 2008 when she was unknown and was contracted for five albums, only one of which has been released so far.

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Jay Z Denies Copyright Infringement Over 'Big Pimpin' Sample


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Jay Z has testified in a Los Angeles courtroom that he does not believe he infringed the copyright of an Egyptian love ballad in order to create the hook for his 1999 single ‘Big Pimpin’.

The rap megastar, whose real name is Shawn Carter, spent an hour and a half explaining about the inspirations from his life and the creative process he and his producer Timbaland undertook in making the hit single, which became one of the biggest of his career at that point.

He and Timbaland are both being sued by the estate of Egyptian singer Baligh Hamdi, who made the 1957 hit song ‘Khosara Khosara’, the melodic flute flourish of which is accused of being unlawfully used as the catchy hook from ‘Big Pimpin’.

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Jay Z, Beyonce And Other Pop Stars Sue Paris Clothing Retailer


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A range of pop stars including Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna are suing a Paris-based clothes retailer and manufacturer for “brazenly” selling merchandise such as hats, T-shirts and mobile phone cases bearing their likenesses without their permission.

A complaint was filed on Tuesday (October 6th) at a federal court in New York alleging that the company ElevenParis has ignored warnings previously issued by the artists to stop the items in question from being sold. According to Reuters, the retailer’s actions “have caused and are causing immediate irreparable harm” to the plaintiffs.

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Jay-Z Announces Massive Tidal: X 10/20 Concert Featuring Prince, Beyonce And Nicki Minaj


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Jay-Z has just announced a huge concert titled Tidal X: 10/20, which will feature headline performances from the man himself as well as Prince and Beyonce. The gig is to celebrate Tidal hitting 1 million subscribers and will take place on October 20th at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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Also announced so far are Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I., Damien Marley, Fabulous, Thomas Rhett, Indochina, DJ Cipha Sounds and DJ Reflex. The show will also feature Tidal Rising acts including Benjamin Booker, Hit-Boy, Bas, Jidenna, Justine Skye and Raury.

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Revealed As Highest-Earning Hip-Hop Star Of 2015


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Despite not having released an album in nearly half a decade, Sean “P Diddy” Combs has been revealed as the highest-earning hip-hop star in the world this year with a gross income of $60 million from June 2014 to June 2015.

Diddy displaces Dr Dre in Forbes’ annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings rundown, with his income coming from various successful business ventures plus number of sponsorship and endorsement deals. His Ciroc brand of vodka has proven extremely popular in the States, and it has been this that has formed the bedrock of his financial health this year.

The rapper has also enjoyed income from his clothing line Sean John, his water brand Aquahydrate and TV network Revolt.

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Drake's Guest Spot At Lil Wayne Gig Becomes Casualty Of Apple And Tidal War


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Tidal users who were tuning in to the livestream of Lil Wayne’s gig at his Lil Weezyana Festival in New Orleans were left missing out when Drake stopped by to deliver a brief three-song cameo. When Drake hit the stage the livestream stopped, reportedly due to the fact that the Canadian rapper is Apple Music’s main man, while Wayne is a co-owner of Jay-Z’s Tidal.

drakeDrake’s performance with Lil Wayne was cut from Tidal’s livestream.

The Tidal twitter account told users, ”Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience” as Drake took the stage, adding ”We'll be back after the performance.”

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Kanye West To Receive MTV VMAs Vanguard Award


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Kanye West is to be the recipient of this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday (August 30th).

According to a statement from MTV, ‘Ye is being honoured with the award on account of his “career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances and continued impact on music, art, fashion and culture.”

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Prince Confirms New Album 'HitNRun' Will Be Exclusive To Tidal


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Prince has announced that his new album, HitNRun, will be coming our way next month exclusively on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service. Dropping on September 7th, the record is the first part of an exclusive partnership between Tidal and the singer. Last year Prince surprised fans by releasing two albums, Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum with his band 3rd Eye Girl.

PrincePrince has revealed his next album will be a Tidal exclusive.

Prince first announced the existence of HitNRun. during a BBC interview in late July. The album has been co-produced by Joshua Welton, who worked on Art Official Age and will include previously released first single ‘Hardrocklover’.

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Noel Gallagher Brands Apple Music 'Arrogant' And 'Orwellian'


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Noel Gallagher has made his feelings pretty clear regarding Apple’s new streaming service ‘Apple Music'. The former Oasis member has called Apple’s latest venture ‘arrogant’ and added that the service's radio feature was ‘some sort of George Orwell shit’

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Speaking to the Varvet International podcast Gallagher said, “Apple Music, world radio: is that some sort of George Orwell shit going on? How can you be so arrogant that you can say, ‘We now fucking own world radio.’”

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Jay-Z And Will Smith Are Teaming Up For HBO Miniseries


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Rapper Jay-Z and actor Will Smith are reportedly teaming up to produce a new miniseries for HBO telling the tragic story of Emmett Till, a 14 year old whose murder in 1955 is remembered as one of America’s most shocking hate crimes.

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According to Deadline, Smith and Jay-Z will produce what is expected to be a six hour series, along with TV producer Aaron Kaplan. The project marks the first miniseries for Kaplan who is currently working on upcoming Sarah Jessica Parker comedy 'Divorce'.

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Jay-Z - New York premiere of 'Southpaw' for THE WRAP at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Arrivals at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - New York, New York, United States - Monday 20th July 2015

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Jay-Z's 'Tidal' In Disarray As Third CEO Resigns After 9 Weeks


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Tidal, Jay-Z's streaming service designed to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, appears to be in disarray after Peter Tonstad - the company's third CEO since its incarnation - resigned after just nine weeks in the job.

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"The only thing I can confirm is that I have resigned," Tonstad told Norwegian paper Dagens Næringsliv.

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Lil Wayne's Big Announcement Was NOT About Joining Roc Nation


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No, Lil Wayne has not joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation’s label. But you would be forgiven for thinking that, what with Weezy’s cryptic announcement at the KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland. Addressing his fans from the Summer Jam stage, Lil Wayne bragged that he’d “just signed a deal with my motherf***ing  idol.”

Lil WayneNo, Lil Wayne is not leaving Young Money. Yet.

Alas, it was not a record deal that Weezy was referring to. Instead, he’s partnering with Tidal – that’ Jay Z’s streaming service, keep up – to release his music on the app. Well, there goes one more artist off the Spotify boat.

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Could Beyonce's Music Be About To Disappear From Jay-Z's Tidal Service?


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Jay-Z could be about to suffer some major embarrassment with his streaming service Tidal, as his wife Beyoncé is among the artists whose music could get removed from the platform if a deal isn't reached with record company Sony.

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According to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek Sony is threatening to pull all of its artists' music from Tidal including that of Beyoncé who one of the compnay’s co-owners. Bloomberg reports that sources have said Jay-Z is yet to reach a deal on a streaming contract with Sony and the record company is reportedly asking for "large advances" in return for giving Tidal the rights to feature its artists' catalogues.

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Performance Artist Marina Abramovic Claims: "Jay-Z Used Me"


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Marina Abramovic, the Serbian performance artist, has claimed Jay-Z "used her" in her music video for his song Picasso Baby in 2013. In the promo, Abramovic performed her work The Artist Is Present, sitting across table from embers of the public and holding her gaze.

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Speaking with Spike magazine, Abramovic said that once Jay-Z arrived at MoMa, where her exhibition took place, she felt the experience only benefitted in.

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Ciara Accidentally Kicks Fan In The Face Whilst Attempting Lap Dance Move


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Ciara accidentally kicked a fan in the face whilst performing in at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta on Wednesday (13th May). The 'Body Party' singer is currently on her Jackie album tour.

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Read More: Ciara And Seattle Seahawks Player Russell Wilson Are Dating, Sources Confirm.

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Scientific Study Concludes Hip Hop Was More Impactful Than The Beatles


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A study by the University of London and Imperial College has concluded that the emergence of hip hop has had the biggest impact on the charts of any genre since the 1950s. The study also found that the importance of The Beatles may have been overstated, suggesting that the fab five did not spark a musical revolution.

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The study found there were three musical revolutions on the charts, the first being in 1964 with the rise of rock and roll bands such as The Beatles. The second was in the mid 80s with the use of synthesisers and drum machines, while the third came in 1991 when rap and hip-hop infiltrated the mainstream charts.

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Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015

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Music Streaming Dinosaur Grooveshark Shuts Down Overnight After Rights Settlement


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With all the fuss around Spotify and Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, other, similarly nautical services may have gone slightly under the radar. This includes Grooveshark, a decade-old service, which closed down this week, with a final message to subscribers.

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Jay-Z's Latest Idea To Boost Tidal: Streaming A Free Concert Of His Rarest Tracks


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If you ask most people how they think Jay-Z’s Tidal service is doing, the response will probably be something along the lines of 'not great'. Of course if you asked Jay-Z himself, you’d hear a different story. But facts and figures aside, the rapper turned businessman has just announced he’ll be playing a free concert for Tidal subscribers next month, featuring some of his rarest tracks.

Jay-ZThe rapper re-launched the streaming service last month.

Titled ‘Tidal X: Jay Z B-Sides’ the show will stream live from New York on May 13th and see the rapper performing B-sides and other less known tracks. Tidal subscribers are also being given the chance to win tickets to the performance by submitting a playlist on Tidal and sharing it on Twitter with the hashtag #TIDALXJAYZ.

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Final Show Of Jack White's Acoustic Tour To Stream On Tidal


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The final show of Jack White’s five date acoustic tour will be streamed on Jay-Z’s Tidal platform, the singer has announced, with the performance remaining on the service as an on-demand feature. The show is White’s last gig before he takes a break from live performing.

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White will play Fargo, North Dakota's Fargo Theatre on Sunday evening (April 26th) at 8:30 p.m. local time. The gig marks the end of the Lazaretto singer’s five date acoustic tour which has also seen him visit Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Beyoncé Shares Pics From Mother Tina's Wedding (Featuring An Adorable Blue Ivy)


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Two weeks after her mother Tina Knowles tied the knot with Richard Lawson, Beyoncé has shared intimate snaps from the big day, showing off her not one but two bridesmaids dresses. Bey's mother Tina married the 68 year old actor on board a yacht on April 12th, surrounded by the couple’s friends and family.

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Beyoncé shared the wedding images on Tumblr, revealing her two bridesmaids dresses for the occasion. In one group photo (which shows the wedding party all sticking their tongues out) Beyoncé is wearing a form-fitting white lace dress with a plunging neckline. The singer also sports a flower headdress, in keeping with the wedding's bo-ho theme.

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Kanye West Deletes All Tweets Mentioning Tidal


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Less than a month after its star-studded New York re-launch, the subscription-only streaming service Tidal is showing early signs that it’s struggling. It’s already tanked on the app store, falling out of the top 700 iPhone downloads chart, and now it appears that Kanye West has deleted all references he’s made to the service on social media.

On Wednesday (April 22nd) Complex reported that the rapper had erased all mentions he’s made to Tidal on Twitter, despite being one of the most prominent supporters of the re-launch, standing alongside Jay Z at the famous press conference on March 30th and appearing in several ad spots for it subsequently. He also changed his profile picture from Tidal’s logo back to the front cover of his 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

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Mumford & Sons Blast Jay Z's 'Tidal'


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Folk-rock superstars Mumford & Sons might have just started some beef with Jay Z after they criticised his new streaming service Tidal as being for the benefit of “new school f***ing plutocrats”.

In a new interview with The Daily Beast, lead singer Marcus Mumford was insistent that his band has no intention of being one of the big name artists to abandon Spotify in favour of the subscription-only service Tidal, which was re-launched by a galaxy of stars at a New York press conference at the end of March.

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Jay Z Removes 'Reasonable Doubt' Album From Spotify, Places It On Tidal


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The much discussed Tidal revolution seems to already be taking effect. Having purchased the new streaming service as part of a joint venture and re-launching it as an “artist friendly” business model, Jay Z has removed his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify.

The rapper removed his album overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and it is currently unavailable to stream in the US and Canada. It is, for the moment, still accessible for UK users. Instead, North American fans can find it on – you guessed it – Tidal.

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Jay Z has removed his debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' from Spotify

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Rihanna Backs Jay Z With New Track "American Oxygen"


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Rihanna has dropped a brand new track, the poetically titled American Oxygen, and in the process, declared her allegiance for Jay Z's new streaming service, Tidal. The track is Rihanna's take on the "American dream," but you've probably guessed this from the title already.

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Rihanna has also stepped up in support of Jay Z's new service.

The news here is that Rihanna, just like Beyonce before her and Madonna before that has lent her support for Jay Z's artist-friendly alternative to services like Spotify. On Saturday, Beyoncé also debuted her new track Die With You exclusively on the site. American Oxygen is only available to Tidal subscribers, whose numbers are still disappointingly small. Maybe it's the $10 subscription fee? 

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After Her March Madness Performance, Rihanna Releases Her 'American Oxygen' Exclusively On Tidal


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On Saturday night Rihanna debuted her new song ‘American Oxygen’ at the March Madness Music Festival in Indianapolis. But no sooner than fans could scourer the internet for a clip of Ri-Ri performing the track, the full studio version dropped...on Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal.

RihannaIf you’re desperate to hear Rihanna’s new track it might be time to buy a Tidal subscription.

Yes, following Beyonce who, as an anniversary gift to her husband, made her track 'Die With You' available exclusively on Tidal, Rihanna has made sure her latest song will only be heard by Jay-Z’s subscribers.

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Lily Allen And Madonna Offer Their Opinions On Jay Z's Tidal Streaming Service


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The biggest music news of the last few days has been the launch of the subscription-only streaming service Tidal, and the stars have been lining up to give their differing opinions on the controversial business model.

Jay-Z re-launched the service at a star-studded press conference including the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Daft Punk on Monday (March 30th), promising that Tidal would be a “better experience for both fans and artists”.

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Lily Allen has expressed concern about Tidal's business approach

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Jay-Z Gets Support Of Big Guns To Launch 'Tidal' Streaming Service


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Jay-Z's rival to Spotify, the streaming service Tidal, got a major publicity boost over the weekend when Kanye West, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna and Coldplay all changed their Twitter profile photos blue to raise awareness about the service. Arcade Fire, Jack White, Daft Punk and Calvin Harris also showed their support for the new venture.

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"Together we can make music history. Show support and make your profile photo blue. Turn the tide. #TIDALforALL" said Arcade Fire.

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Jay Z Launches "Artist-Friendly" Streaming Service Tidal With Much Support From Fellow Musicians


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After multiple artists have expressed gripes with streaming services like Spotify, it seems like Jay Z’s Tidal is offering an alternative. Big name performers like Madonna, Kanye West, Jack White, Rihanna and Cold Play are uniting behind the music mogul’s new venture, which promises a more artist-friendly way to publish and stream music.

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Jay Z's new business aims to take care of the artists, moreso than previous streaming models.

 

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Kanye West To Headline Saturday Night At Glastonbury


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Kanye West has been unveiled as the second headline act for Glastonbury 2015. The controversial hip-hop artist will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, joining Friday’s headliners Foo Fighters. The third and final headliner for Sunday has not yet been confirmed.

Strong rumours emerged earlier on Monday (March 16th) that West was getting the prestigious Saturday night spot, and this was confirmed via the official Glastonbury Twitter feed and by the festival’s organiser, Emily Eavis.

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Kanye West will headline Glastonbury

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Pharrell Says He Could Never Rap Like Jay Z


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With pretty much the whole world at his feet having had the biggest selling single of the last few years, you could perhaps excuse Pharrell Williams for being immodest. But in a new interview he was very humble when comparing himself to one of his musical idols Jay-Z.

Speaking with Germany’s GQ Style magazine, the 41 year old said he would “sound braggy” if he were to rap like Jay-Z and use the same lyrics that he does. He believes that all artists should find their own style and that imitating someone else is unlikely to pay off.

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Jay-Z - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Jay Z Hit With Paternity Lawsuit Over Alleged Love Child


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Jay-Z is apparently involved in a legal battle concerning his alleged fathering of a love child over twenty years ago. According to the National Enquirer, leaked court documents suggest that Rymir Satterthwaite, a 21 year old aspiring rapper from New Jersey, filed a request for Hova to undertake a paternity test to prove or disprove that he is his father.

Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, successfully fought against this suit five years ago, but in December 2014 a paralegal named Lillie Coley, believed to be Satterthwaite’s legal guardian, filed evidence that the rapper had submitted false information to the court to get out of taking the test.

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Jay-Z appears to be embroiled in a paternity lawsuit dating back several years

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Want To Know "One Of The Many Reasons" Why Kim Kardashian Loves Kanye West?


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Kim Kardashian shared on Instagram how she spent her Valentine's Day morning. The 34-year-old reality star shared a collection of goodies, including nail polish and 'sole mate' socks, which she claimed were her 'Valentine's Day essentials'. Yet Kardashian's husband, Kanye West, was missing from the festivities. This year is the first Valentine's Day for the couple since their marriage in May 2014, so where was the 38-year-old rapper?

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So where was Kanye West on Valentine's Day morning?

Read More: So Here's Why North West Cried During Her Dad's Fashion Show (According To Kanye).

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Jay Z Voices Support Of New York Governor's Plan To Improve Police Relations


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Jay Z has finally spoken out in support of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to improve police relations, which he addressed in Wednesday's State of the State speech by outlining a six-point reform package that aims to restore trust between the police and the community.

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Jay Z supports  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to improve police relations

The 45-year-old rap star called Cuomo's proposed plan a "huge step forward in restoring fairness, protection, sensitivity and accountability for all under our justice system," in a statement via Capitol Confidential.

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Beyonce Gets Cryptic On Instagram: Is She Pregnant Or What?


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Babies, babies are everywhere... well, maybe. The question of the hour is, is Beyonce carrying a second child? Photos were recently snapped of the ***Flawless Queen B at the beach with Blue Ivy. Yonce is buried up to the neck in sand, but what immediately attracted everyone’s attention was a very prominent mound of sand atop her belly region.

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Beyonce looking statuesque and very not pregnat at the Billboard Women in Music awards less than a month ago. 

You see what we’re getting at here, right? Now Beyonce is the calibre of performer, who can afford to not announce anything and just post a cryptic InstaPhoto, leaving everyone to guess. But this one’s pretty obvious, right? Right?

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Jay-Z: "Hip Hop Has Done More For Racial Relations Than Most Cultural Icons"


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Rapper Jay-Z has spoken about the enormous impact he believes hip hop has had on racial relations in America, saying he feels the music has done more than most cultural icons to bring people together. The 45 year old was speaking on the latest episode of Oprah Winfrey's ‘Master Class’ series on her OWN network.

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"I have a very interesting take on the cultural impact of hip hop and it's a strong one, so I just want to prepare people at home,” began the rapper. "I think that hip hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons. And I say save Martin Luther King because his 'Dream' speech we realised and President Obama got elected, but the impact of the music, this music didn't only influence kids from urban areas; it influenced people around the world. People listen to this music all around the world and took to this music.”

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Jay-Z and Jay Z - Shots from New York's hip hop and RnB radio station Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014. The event was held at the Barclays Center in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014

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Celebrities leave Harry's Bar, after a private party. Adele was first to leave at 12.30am, followed by Beyonce at 4.15am. Jay-Z and Will.i.am left together at 4.25am

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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z spotted on a night out in London

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Jay Z and Beyonce - Beyonce and Jay Z leaving an art gallery at Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th October 2014

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Jay Z and Beyonce

Jay Z - Pop superstar Beyonce and her husband and rapper Jay Z seen out shopping in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 16th October 2014

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Pop superstar Beyonce and her husband and rapper Jay Z seen out in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 16th October 2014

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Beyonce, Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce, Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce, Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce, Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce, Knowles and Jay Z

Jay Z and Beyonce - Beyonce and Jay Z are spotted visiting Art Galleries in London at Mayfair - LONDON, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th October 2014

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Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z - Beyonce and Jay Z leave The Arts Club - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th October 2014

Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z
Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z

Jay Z - Pop star Beyonce and her husband rapper Jay Z were photographed with their daughter Blue Ivy as they arrived at St Pancras train station in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Beyonce and Jay Z
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy

Jay-Z - A host of musical stars including Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed live at the 3rd Annual Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York, United States - Saturday 27th September 2014

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Jay Z - Celebrity super couple, pop star Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z perform in Paris as part of their their 'On the Run Tour' - Paris, United Kingdom - Saturday 13th September 2014

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Jay Z and Beyonce - 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Outside Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 5th May 2014

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Beyonce and Jay Z

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z - 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Outside Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-z
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Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy - Beyonce with husband Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy leaving from Cologne/Bonn Airport after performing at her only german concert - Cologne, Germany - Sunday 16th March 2014

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Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy

Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter - Beyonce and husband Jay Z, carrying daughter Blue Ivy, enjoy family time at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre's playground in Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 10th March 2014

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Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter

Jay Z - Beyonce and husband Jay Z leaving Mediterranean restaurant Coppinger Row in Dublin after dining out together. As he was exiting, Jay Z was spotted wearing a 'Mrs. Carter' jacket from Beyonce's world tour. - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 10th March 2014

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JayZ and Blue Ivy - Beyonce and husband Jay Z, carrying daughter Blue Ivy, arrive at Dublin Airport - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 8th March 2014

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Jay Z

Date of birth

4th December, 1969

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.87




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