The album set to release exclusively on Tidal on June 7, is curated by JAY-Z and Troy Carter on “behalf of the Prince Estate.” It will be wide released on June 21 via Warner Bros.
Originals features original versions of songs Prince wrote for other artists including Sheila E.’s “The Glamorous Life,” Vanity 6’s “Make-Up,” and more. It also includes Prince’s version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” which was covered by Sinéad O’Connor.
The Tidal listening party takes place on June 6 in Los Angeles. The streaming service also plans to offer members a chance to attend celebrations in other parts of the U.S., Spain, Poland, and more.
JAY-Z said in a statement, “Prince led the way, for artistic freedom, for ownership.” He continued,
“He’s one of the bravest people I can think of in the industry. He trusted us, not just me, but TIDAL, to continue his fight. Trying to help further that legacy through his music is both an honor we couldn’t pass up as an organization dedicated to empowering artists. This gives his true fans that peak behind the curtain.”