Prince Releases Surprise New Album
Prince gave fans an unexpected early holiday gift by releasing his new album HITNRUN Phase Two on Saturday. The R&B icon released HITNRUN Phase One in September and three months later, he surprised devotees with the follow-up album, which is exclusively available on Jay Z’s streaming music service, Tidal.
The new HITNRUN collection is Prince’s 33rd studio album. The notoriously Internet-shy star removed his back catalog from other music streaming sites, including Spotify, but struck a deal with Jay Z in July to exclusively release his music on Tidal. Making the 23-track album available on Tidal, Prince took to Twitter and wrote: “PLEASE EVERYONE PURCHASE THE PRODUCT AFTER LISTENING.”