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Z Returns to Spotify on 50th Birthday

04 December 2019

The mogul marked his 50th by returning his entire back catalogue to Spotify at midnight.

Hove toasts the milestone today - December 4th - after a lifetime of phenomenal success.

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In 2017, JAY-Z pulled his discography from Spotify and Apple Music and made them exclusive to TIDAL.

Around April 2017, Jay-Z removed bulk of his catalog from Spotify and other streaming services, making his albums exclusively available on TIDAL, the rival streaming platform that he co-owns. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Now, the world's most popular streaming service is tweeting out, "Happy birthday, Hov Welcome back to Spotify".

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Jay Z's streaming service Tidal was previously the only place you could stream classics such as "Hard Knock Life" and "Big Pimpin".

In the next month, fans will also be able to listen to the entire catalog of the late Aaliyah in most of the music streaming platforms just in time for her birthday, which falls on January 16. It's a mystery as to how this was all arranged to make this happen. (Lemonade did eventually arrive on Spotify three years after its initial debut.) Jay Z similarly dinged the company via rap in 2015, but as the music streaming landscape changes, apparently times change too.

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Z Returns to Spotify on 50th Birthday