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Beyoncé’s Lemonade Is Now on iTunes — Rejoice, Tidal Haters


So you were one of the rare few who couldn’t be suckered into signing up for Tidal this weekend? Your patience has been rewarded: Beyoncé’s new visual album, Lemonade, is now available for download on iTunes, as the New York Times first reported it would be. That means Lemonade’s exclusivity to Tidal (which Beyoncé co-owns) lasted about as long as Rihanna’s Anti did, but nowhere near as long as Kanye The Life of Pablo held out, phew! (It is, however, still only streaming on Tidal — for now.) Lemonade, which was released first on Tidal and visually on HBO Saturday night, now has an even better shot at charting on the Billboard 200 — putting Beyoncé in contention to become the first woman to have her first six albums go No. 1. (All five of her previous albums have debuted at No. 1.) The whole album, both the songs and the videos, is currently selling on iTunes for $17.99 (though you can download songs individually), and is also expected to hit Amazon shortly. Get your coins in formation.

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Is Now on iTunes