Last week, the internet was abuzz with the knowledge that mysterious, purple Spotify ads began appearing in New York. This seemed to hint at only one reasonable outcome: that the music of Prince would be returning to the streaming service after years of unavailability. And as fate would have it, the rumors are true. The Purple One is coming back to all streaming services this Sunday, just in time for the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Prince has always had a contentious relationship with streaming services, a fact only exacerbated in the wake of his death last year and the subsequent sorting of his estate. His work was initially available, but after an exclusive deal with TIDAL his back catalogue was pulled from all other sources, even though this too has led to some trouble.
But now all the strife is behind us. NPR has confirmed with sources that all of his work created under the Warner Brothers banner (which includes his classic albums Purple Rain, 1999 and Sign ‘O’ the Times to name a few) will be appearing on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio. So this weekend would be the perfect time, as the Purple One once said, to say to your loved ones ‘let’s go crazy.’
Catch the Grammys’ tribute to Prince during their telecast this Sunday, February 12. Revisit the glory that is Prince’s 2007 Super Bowl Halftime Show below.
In other music news, Lupe Fiasco’s new album Drogas Light is out now. Listen to it right here.
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