*Tidal signed up 1.2 million new users during the first week Beyoncé’s new album “Lemonade” was available on the streaming service, The New York Times reports. Tidal remains the only place to legally stream the album, though it is available to download elsewhere, and is also on sale in physical versions.
According to data the service provided to the Times, songs from “Lemonade” have been streamed 306 million times worldwide. Of those, roughly 75% were U.S. streams. Tidal also counts 11 million streams of the album’s accompanying film, which premiered on HBO. Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z, bought Tidal last year, and she is a partner in the business.
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Meanwhile, this year’s Bonnaroo SuperJam will consist of a variety of artists all coming together to honor the festival’s home state. Titled “Heart, Soul & Spirit: A Tribute to Tennessee,” the SuperJam will be led by musical director Kamasi Washington, and will feature performances by Miguel, Blood Orange’s Devonté Hynes, the Internet, Lizzo, GRiZ, and more. View the tentative lineup in the poster below; organizers will unveil additional SuperJam participants as the festival approaches. Bonnaroo 2016 takes place June 9-12 in Manchester, Tennessee.
The lineup for the Bluegrass Situation has also been unveiled, described in a press release as “SuperJam’s country cousin.”
The event will be hosted by “The Office” actor Ed Helms and the Watkins Family Hour House Band. Performances include Lee Ann Womack, Buddy Miller, Amanda Shires, and others. Find more information here.
“I’m so excited and honored to lead this year’s SuperJam,” Washington said in a press release. “Such a cool experience to collaborate with all of these amazing artists in celebration of some of the greatest music legends from Tennessee, at one of the coolest festivals in the country—it’s going to be a crazy party!”
Last year’s SuperJam featured appearances from Chance the Rapper, Jon Hamm & Zach Galifianakis, SZA, Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, Jamie Lidell, DMC, Corey Feldman, Reggie Watts, and Metallica’s Rob Trujillo.