Published: Thu, December 05, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Jay-Z marks 50th birthday with return to Spotify

Jay-Z marks 50th birthday with return to Spotify

The rap superstar, who owns streaming service Tidal, has added the majority of his music to Spotify.

"Happy birthday, Hov. Welcome back to Spotify", the company said on Twitter alongside a video highlighting each album coming to the service.

It's Jay-Z's 50th birthday today (December 4), and the legendary rapper has given fans with Spotify accounts cause to celebrate with him. His work was taken off of both Apple and Spotify in April 2017 but quickly made a comeback on Apple Music.

"Ya have no idea how stressful and annoying it was to have Spotify and not be able to listen to Jay Z on there", wrote one user, while another added: "Power move".

When music streaming started picking up steam in the middle of the decade, Jay-Z didn't want to be left behind.

"They're some of the biggest names in music, but English grime icon Stormzy has revealed how he once stopped Jay-Z from working with Ed Sheeran".

In other Spotify news, the streaming platform have revealed their Most Streamed Artists, Tracks And Albums Of 2019. He did leave his first four albums, among his most popular, up on the service: "Reasonable Doubt", "In My Lifetime" vols. 1 and 2 and "Collision Course", his 2004 album with Linkin Park.

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