Prince - Through the Years

Album release marks Prince's 58th birthday

A tidalwave of Prince albums are hitting an online music streaming service.

Tidal has released 15 Prince albums to mark June 7, on what would have been the singer's 58th birthday.

The rareities, b-sides, live albums, and even some previously unrealeased music hit the internet at midnight. 

Last year, Prince suppored Jay Z's start up subscription music service by pulling his music from other streaming companies and offered two albums, "HitNRun" and "HitNRun Pase Two," exclusively on Tidal. 

Prince died from an overdose of fentanyl in April. Since his death, Prince's albums and songs have sold more than 4 million copies, Billboard reported

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.