Streaming service Tidal, ehum, has some explaining to do. According to a Norwegian newspaper, the service “inflated the numbers of several popular albums including Beyonce’s acclaimed Lemonade”. An inflation that apparently led to serious mega payouts for everybody from Beyonce to J-Cole.
Of course, the streaming service viciously denies the claim. The claims first arose on Wednesday after an apparent digital forensics report surfaced in Europe that revealed the real streaming numbers of the albums named. The service claims that the claims as a whole are “entirely part of a smear campaign” and nothing more than that.
Beyonce herself has not publicly commented on the claims. Sources close to Beyonce say that the singer was not aware of the inflations, but, Jay-Z “is openly investigating the claims” although they have been publicly denied by the service as a whole.
Reporting by Saint Vincent La’Royse in New York City. For corrections and or errors, e-mail [email protected]