American rapper, Shawn Corey Carter, known as Jay Z, has announced details of his next album. The album is coming hours after his wife Beyoncé gave birth to twins.
Titled 4:44, the album will drop on June 30 on his streaming service Tidal and US phone network Sprint.
The news broke on Tidal’s official Twitter account alongside a preview of a new track called Adnis.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure also confirmed the news. In a statement he said: “JAY-Z is a global icon and we’re giving customers an incredible opportunity to be among the first to experience his new album 4:44.”
The news comes after weeks of teasing which saw the numbers “4:44” and the date “6.30.17” floating around online.
Jay Z recently became the first hip hop artiste to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
— MarceloClaure (@marceloclaure) June 19, 2017
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) June 19, 2017