Spotify celebrates Jay-Z’s birthday by streaming his entire music catalog

Spotify celebrates Jay-Z’s birthday by streaming his entire music catalog
Jay-Z accepts the President’s Award onstage at the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for NAACP/Bang Media)

Jay-Z’s entire discography returned to Spotify on his 50th birthday.

The streaming service took to social media to wish the “99 Problems” rapper, who owns rival streaming app Tidal, a happy birthday on Dec. 4, 2019, and to announce that all of his music is now available to stream again.

They tweeted: “Happy birthday, Hov

“Welcome back to Spotify. (sic)”

The majority of the hip-hop superstar’s music vanished from Spotify and Apple in April 2017 but was only restored on Apple Music.

Spotify said at the time that this was done “at the request of the artist.”

He did, however, leave behind his joint Linkin Park LP, “Collision Course,” plus Reasonable Doubt, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, and Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life.

Fans can now stream records such as 2007’s American Gangster, 2003’s The Black Album, and 2011’s Watch The Throne.

The “Holy Grail” rapper’s wife Beyoncé made a similar move in April when her album Lemonade was made available on Spotify and Apple Music after being a Tidal-only release.

It hasn’t been stated whether Jay’s music will remain on Spotify or whether it’s just for his birthday.

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