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IHEARTMEDIA TO EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE ALBUM ACROSS 160 RADIO STATIONS IN THE U.S.


"This is a perfect storm of sharing music with fans," added JAY-Z. "Sprint allows for and promotes creative freedom. Every artist strives for support of their vision, and I have that in not just a partnership with Sprint but also in iHeart. The iHeart team are creating an experience for millions of fans across the country. On Friday, June 30, it will be day of firsts."

iHeartMedia has partnered with Roc Nation and JAY-Z on a historic launch of his new album, 4:44. Right now, the 35-minute album is airing exclusively across 160 Pop, Rhythm and Urban radio stations throughout the country. In addition, fans can hear the entire album on Urban and Rhythm formats throughout the day until July 1 at midnight ET. The historic launch event also features exclusive audio from JAY-Z where he discusses the album. Plus, listeners can tune in anywhere they are—on more than 90 digital device platforms—through iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service, or online at iHeartRadio.com.

Given that 93% of Americans listen to radio, through iHeartMedia’s exclusive world premiere 4:44 will reach tens of millions of listeners over the airwaves with a record breaking 43 million total audience spins in just one day.

Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL and Sprint (NYSE: S) are excited to share JAY-Z’s 4:44 and first visual are now available to the 45 million postpaid and prepaid Sprint/TIDAL customers.

In addition, Roc Nation, iHeartMedia and JAY-Z have teamed up to world premiere an exclusive one-of-a-kind historic radio launch of JAY-Z’s album, 4:44. Beginning today at 12:01 a.m. ET June 30, iHeartMedia, in conjunction with TIDAL X Sprint, will world premiere the full album with an exclusive 35-minute Album Roadblock to tens of millions of listeners nationwide on more than 160 Pop, Rhythm and Urban stations with a record-breaking 43 million total audience spins. The album will continue to play across iHeartMedia’s Urban and Rhythm formats until 12:01 a.m. ET July 1, featuring never-before-heard audio from JAY-Z about the album.

In addition, the TIDAL and Sprint partnership will support the 1Million Project, an initiative from Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will connect 1 million low-income U.S. high school students who don’t have internet access at home to help level the playing field and eliminate the “homework gap.” Participating students will receive free mobile devices and free high-speed wireless internet connectivity while in high school for up to four years. Sprint will donate $2 from every new line activation with a device purchase or lease – up to $1 million – to support the 1Million Project.3 For more information about Sprint’s initiative to provide high school students the tools they need to succeed, visit sprint.com/1millionproject.


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