In news that just took your commute home from an 8 to a 12, Beyoncé has just thrown her critically acclaimed 2016 album Lemonade up on streaming services Spotify and Apple Music for the very first time.
The album, Beyoncé’s sixth studio effort, was previously only available on Tidal – the platform co-owned by Beyoncé and Jay-Z – from the moment it dropped out of the blue on this day in 2016. Physical retailers copped the album shortly thereafter and it was available for legal digital purchase from that point on, but up until now rival subscription streaming services were locked squarely out of proceedings.
That’s all changed as of this afternoon, however. The album is marking its three-year anniversary by embedding itself into Spotify and Apple Music playlists globally.
This means you’ll be able to fill your ears with singles like Formation, Hold Up, Sorry, and Freedom if either of those two wildly popular services are your music thing of choice.
Don’t take our word for it either. Take your afternoon to new heights with the full album embedded below.
The release of Lemonade on Spotify and Apple follows on from last week’s release of Homecoming: The Live Album in conjunction with the Homecoming documentary film landing on Netflix.
It’s a big bloody time for the Bey Hive, I tell you what mates.