Jay-Z’s new album leaks, Samsung loses exclusivity

  • Relaxnews, AFP
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  • Updated: Jul 04, 2013 17:24 IST
Jay-Z's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, has leaked on the internet, despite its supposedly being available only to users of select Samsung devices.


Magna Carta Holy Grail was supposed to be available exclusively to 1 million Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners for free on July 4 -- three days before its official release -- in a deal reported to be worth as much as $20 million. 

The first million owners of the latest Samsung Galaxy devices were able to download a special app from June 24 in the Google Play store that enabled them to download the album 72 hours before its official release.

However, almost as soon as the album reached the lucky million Samsung owners, it also hit the internet, appearing on numerous bit-torrent sites and made available for streaming on a number of blogs.
 

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