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Although Beyoncé’s newest song “Formation” caused tons of controversy, especially after she performed at Super Bowl 50, all the publicity seems to have paid off. It’s been reported that not only has her upcoming tour already grossed $100 million, but she will strike while the iron’s hot and release two albums this year. When the…

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T.I. recently announced his partnership with Tidal and Roc Nation by hosting a free concert at Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. It was a show that could have taken place at any major venue in Atlanta, or a more prominent shopping center such as Lenox Square or Atlantic Station. However, T.I. chose to introduce the next…

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T.I. recently announced a major partnership with Tidal and Roc Nation by holding a free concert at Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. During his live performance, T.I. announced that he was becoming part-owner of Tidal and will release his latest album, Dime Trap, exclusively through Roc Nation. His new single, “Money Talk,” was released by Tidal at…

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Though some fans may be reluctant to get on board, it looks as if Tidal is here to stay. Yesterday, shortly before T.I.’s pop-up show at Greenbriar Mall, the Atlanta based rapper announced via Instagram that his Grand Hustle imprint has signed a new distribution deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation for his upcoming album, Dime Tap, and officially claimed…

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After what has proven to be one of the weirdest and most off-kilter album roll outs in recent memory, Kanye West finally released his long awaited new album, The Life Of Pablo, shortly after his performance of a couple tracks from the album on a recent Saturday Night Live. The final version of the album differs slightly…

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Tidal announces major donation to Black Lives Matter. On Friday, Feb. 5, Jay Z’s streaming service revealed that they plan to distribute the $1.5 million acquired during their charity concert last year to several other local and national social justice organizations, including Black Lives Matter, reports Mic. “The process of acquiring recommendations [for nonprofits] was collaborative…

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In 2015, Tidal released Usher’s anti-police brutality song “Chains,” featuring Nas. Now, at the start of Black History Month, the emotionally stirring tune has brand new visuals. Although Nas is absent from the new video, Usher can be seen expressing hopelessness as he walks though the streets in a hoodie and eventually finds himself bleeding…

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After two weeks away, Adele has managed to regain the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart despite Rihanna’s latest album, ANTI, registering more than 1.5 million downloads shortly after its January 27 release. Showing surprisingly strong staying power three months after its release, 25 was able to rack up another 116K equivalent albums (97K pure…

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Despite a minor glitch in the roll out of its release, there looks to be no stopping Rihanna’s latest album, ANTI. The Barbadian bad gal’s long-awaited eighth album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after only 15 hours of being available to fans. Released exclusively for the first week through Jay Z’s…

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Tidal has struck another exclusive agreement that it hopes will help further separate it from fellow streaming contemporaries like Apple and Spotify. The company recently ordered a comedy series, “No Small Talk,” and a gritty drama, “Money & Violence” (Season 2) to its growing selection of content that includes access to over 36 million songs, 86,000 music videos, curated playlists, short films,…

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We don’t know if Rihanna ever got what was owed to her from the poor soul in her “BBHMM” video, but judging by her latest multi-million dollar move, the beauty from Barbados isn’t exactly hurting for cash at the moment. According to the New York Post, RiRi has signed a deal with Samsung for $25…

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Since re-launching Tidal under his watchful eye at the end of March, Jay Z has had quite the uphill battle in convincing the public to give his streaming service a decent look. Despite a star-studded list of owners and endorsers including Beyoncé, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Usher, by all accounts the music platform got off…

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Usher Raymond joined longtime activist and entertainer Harry Belafonte and former CNN reporter Soledad O’Brien Friday evening at Manhattan’s Kaufmann Concert Hall for a dialogue on political activism, entitled “Usher Raymond: Breaking the Chains of Social Injustice.” The singer’s new song, “Chains,” which is dedicated to unarmed Black Americans gunned down without receiving justice, sparked the…

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Usher recently collaborated with Nas and up-and-coming singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna’s “B—h Betta Have My Money”) on a new song addressing the rash of police brutality against people of color. The song, “Chains,” is paired with a compelling interactive video that utilizes facial recognition technology. Viewers must watch the screen continuously, and not look away as the…

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Get ready for another Tidal exclusive. The burgeoning music streaming platform, which recently celebrated crossing the one million subscriber mark, will soon put on what can only be described as a show for the ages in the name of charity. According to the Huffington Post, the show, to be called TIDAL X: 1020, will feature Jay Z…

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We may never know what happened with Tidal’s stream of Drake’s performance at this past weekend’s Lil Weezyana Fest. In what’s turning out to be an obvious game of music business politricks, Drake’s manager, Future The Prince, told BuzzFeed that Drake’s performance being blocked from Tidal was a “business decision” he made and Apple had nothing to…

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