UPDATE // JUNE 21:
Our first order of business? Jay Z’s name is back to being stylized as JAY-Z. Now that that’s settled…
JAY-Z had plans to embark on a summer tour, but due to the premature birth of his twins has reportedly pushed it back to the fall, a source tells Page Six.
Before then, JAY has a couple of gigs lined up, including the U.K.’s V Festival, Made in America, Austin City Limits, and The Meadows.
EARLIER // JUNE 19:
Jay Z teases his first studio album in four years.
While Beyonce takes some well-earned time off with the newborn twins, Jay Z is putting the final touches on his thirteenth studio album, titled 4:44.
The record was teased earlier in the month via cryptic posters spotted around New York. Initially, it appeared to simply be advertising a Tidal film production. However, Jay has now revealed and confirmed 4:44 as his new release, teasing a brief snippet of new song “Adnis” from the upcoming release:
Sprint further confirmed 4:44 as Jay Z’s upcoming album release with this tweet:
— Sprint (@sprint) June 19, 2017
As has been standard for a few years now, the album will probably only be available exclusively to Tidal for a while. Recently, Jay raised eyebrows when he removed the majority of his music from popular streaming platform Spotify.
Jay Z’s last release was 2013’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which featured the top 5 single, Holy Grail.