Rapper previously said the album would 'never never never be on Apple'
Reports have suggested that Kanye West‘s recent ‘The Life Of Pablo’ album will arrive on music streaming services other than Tidal on Friday (April 1).
‘The Life Of Pablo’, the rapper’s seventh studio album, was released exclusively via the streaming service in February. West previously claimed that the record would never be available to purchase or stream on any platform other than Tidal. However, the tracks ‘Famous’ and ‘I Love Kanye’ were recently made available on Apple Music and Spotify.
Mashable now reports that the full album will arrive on services including Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody and Google Play on April 1, although some commenters have suggested the date might suggest the reports to be an April Fools hoax.
West has also updated ‘The Life Of Pablo’ on Tidal, adding the lyrics “no one can judge” to Chance the Rapper’s verse on ‘Ultralight Beam’ and background vocals to ‘FML’.
Pitchfork also reports that the album is available to download for those who purchased it from Tidal when it was originally released (the album was later taken off sale).
In recently released statistics, Tidal claimed that ‘The Life Of Pablo’ was streamed 250 million times via its streaming service in just 10 days. However, it is not known whether this refers to the number of times the whole album has been played or whether the figure is simply the sum of all song plays. For point of comparison, The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ album attracted 60 million listeners on Spotify last year.
Meanwhile, Kanye West is reportedly working on his next studio album, currently titled ‘Turbo Grafx 16’. It could feature collaborations with Tyler, The Creator and Big Sean.