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Music Revolution! Jay Z Launches Streaming Service ‘Tidal’ with Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Usher, Alicia Keys, Kanye West & More



Tidal-JayZ-March-2015-BellaNaija0018While Nigeria was on the verge of a historical moment last night, another historical moment was taking place in New York as Jay Z was expanding his empire with a music streaming company called ‘Tidal’.

The rap star and entertainment mogul, announced his plans for Tidal, a subscription streaming service he recently bought for $56 million and he teamed up with 18 hit-makers – Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Jack White, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jay Z, Kanye West, Deadmau5, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Chris Martin and Usher.

Host of the night, Alicia Keys explained their mission in a few words saying “We come together before you on this day…with one voice in unity in the hopes that today will be a moment that will forever change the course of music history. Our goal is simple: We want to create a better service and a better experience for both fans and artists, and that is our promise to the world.”

Jay Z told Billboard that each of the founding owners in Tidal had an equal stake in its equity.

They have also released a promo video where music artists who had aligned themselves with Jay Z’s new streaming service by changing their Twitter and Facebook profile photos to cyan blue appear to be showing up to a conference for the new platform either in person or via video.

Check out the photos from their declaration signing below.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Mazur


  1. Val

    March 31, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Cool. Beautiful people. Where’s my Taylor Swift?

  2. bruno

    March 31, 2015 at 9:51 am

    the music industry and the music business keeps changing. from vinyl to cassette tapes to physical cd to mp3 downloads and now streaming.

    who has used tidal, how is it, pls tell us.

  3. Someone Naughty

    March 31, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Rihanna looks old and tired in some of the pictures. Maybe it’s the hair, but her eyes too. She was playful in most of the pictures until the one with Beyonce (hehe)!
    Beyonce, wear something that will surprise us, please.
    Watched the video, Madonna’s signing was different.
    Kanye is always angry, where’s Kim? Oh, she wasn’t invited to something serious, tee hee.
    Now, back to the Nigerian elections.

    • Someone Naughty

      March 31, 2015 at 10:09 am

      And Kanye honoured his momma, Donda!

    • missstee

      March 31, 2015 at 11:40 am

      i agree with her ic with beyonce. No chemisty , no goofyness unlike the rest .

    • Chichi

      March 31, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Haba!!!! Do u expect Beyonce to walk on the road naked before she surprises you?
      That her look was different from her usual gown or pants.
      LOL At u saying where is Kim? I felt so sad and giggled at the same time

  4. prince

    March 31, 2015 at 10:13 am

    amazing people. all looking fabulos

  5. nestradamus

    March 31, 2015 at 10:43 am

    rihanna keep on bleaching o! now lighter than beyonce
    you can also tell the two women have small beef haha

  6. BUT Y?

    March 31, 2015 at 10:55 am

    all glamouring……hahaha! Beyounce’ was more of prettyish. Tanx to mr Jay-z: he is perfectly gorgeous, Rihana; she appeared cute though it wasn!t just for her attire bt for her hair. Niki Niki!!! I love you dear; wat a wonderful rapper. And for all ur’e the best. Tanxs for TIDAL

  7. nira

    March 31, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Alicia keys is bae.

  8. Laface

    March 31, 2015 at 11:19 am

    You can see the bond between Nicki and Bey… A big sister kinda love. Me likey.
    Anyone noticed the way Madonna is hunched over the signature sheet? She be like ” Don’t copy my signature”! Lol…
    Quite surprised J. Timberlake is not part of the groupie; in my mind he is a good mate with Jay-Z …

  9. nene

    March 31, 2015 at 11:59 am

    look at them…they want to make more money. are you people not satisfied? rihanna what happened to your hair, you look horrible. you can tell rihanna and beyonce do not like each other. and beyonce chose to go half naked when every other woman is clothed.

  10. Cece

    March 31, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Hmmm the symbol of the brand looks like a crucifix on top of another. End time thingz. People be careful

  11. adelex

    March 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Nicki is the prettiest out of! when did that happen????

  12. dagwayne

    March 31, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    u guys re jst been critic rihanna has always been my favuorite female artist

  13. Seriously?

    April 1, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Seriously, why would Kanye bring Kim? Do you think none of the other artists have husbands or wives? Is Kim a top grossing music artist now? Has she released any album? Come down a notch. Be real.

  14. concerned

    April 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I don’t know why jay-z and beyonce will not leave the cross of my saviour Jesus Christ alone! If it is not a burning cross at one of their concerts it will be some silly upside down cross thing.. *sigh* so this is the brand logo for your ‘Tidal’ kini abi? Isssorrrai, let God do the judging. But I just wish they wouldn’t take something so serious and precious for granted

  15. paulo

    April 2, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Look at Mr Raymond. Usher baba. After Madonna, Usher is the only true music veteran there, see the way Yeezy and Nova stood there admiring, extolling and hailing him. It tells all that after MJ in pop culture, no one else has impact as Usher Raymond- True Global Entertainment genius and legend!

  16. exquizit

    April 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Bunch of recycled, mk ultral treated illuminati puppets! Looking at them, their eyes screams save me!! They rope you in promising material possessions, when they get in and see a different ball game, quitting becomes almost impossible. Contentment is key to happiness, not all the fame, stardom and money. God help us all.

  17. NAL...

    April 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I’ve noticed that there are friendlier comments under articles that involve foreign artist than our own naija or African artist . Why e bi say we are more inclined to bad mouth our own artist over big or little things they do but show a little more love towards foreign artist. I drew this conclusion after spending my morning reading thru BN comments under various articles.

  18. oma Oma

    April 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Beyonce has sad or tired looking eyes…..

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