Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple singing Purple Rain on Broadway last night
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
I can't fucking breathe right now
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 21, 2016
I'm Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 21, 2016
Sometimes it snows in April
— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 21, 2016
This is so heartbreaking💔 I had this Prince pic drawn on my wall years ago because his music inspired so many R.I.P😥 pic.twitter.com/60msa6hm3I
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 21, 2016
I'm so torn on this one…it's deep how much my life is shaped with what Prince has done in my music life…
— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) April 21, 2016
— #MERKY (@Stormzy1) April 21, 2016
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 21, 2016
And it was at Tidal, where Prince let his music stream, removing his catalogue from Spotify and other streaming services, Prince made a king move when he joined forces with Jay-Z. Princes allegiances were clear when he spoke to Ebony about his creative agreement – “Tidal is a new company, it’s brand new. They’re just getting their footing, and I think when there’s a company like that, or the OWN network—situations where we finally get into a position to run things—we all should help. It’s been a lot of fun.”
You can stream the largest online Prince catalogue on Tidal right here.
The White House has issued an official statement from President Obama about the sudden passing of Prince:
There never has been and never will be another Prince, it’s a devastating day to read the news that Prince has passed away, and while the reverberations of his death filter around the world, we mourn the music legend.
The prolific and legendary icon has sold over 100 million albums, marking a career highlight in 1984 as the first singer to simultaneously have a No. 1 album, single, and film in the US with ‘Purple Rain’, going on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. An innovator not only of his sound, Prince has creatively broken ground again and again reinventing his image, his music, his visual legacy in film and video and even originating the abbreviation of his song titles from 1981 – 2 this day.
Emergency services were called to his home at Paisley Park earlier today and his death was later confirmed by the Associated Press via his publicist – Prince had died at the age of 57.
A week prior, Prince had been rushed to hospital following a flu but hours later was released and threw a dance party.
2 GIVE THANX 4 THE GOOD WEATHER AND 4 ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT… pic.twitter.com/PEcHzLnYvc
— Prince (@prince) April 16, 2016
Prince’s entire music catalogue is now only available to stream on Tidal.
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…to get through this thing called life.”
BREAKING: Publicist: Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 21, 2016