Tonight, all you need to hear (and watch) Beyonce sing about “Becky with the good hair” is a spot with good wi-fi.
The “Lemonade” singer, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj are headlining music streaming service Tidal’s benefit concert, Tidal X: 1015, live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. But the sold-out show is also being live-streamed for Tidal members and non-members.
Angie Martinez is hosting the concert, which also includes Lauryn Hill, Common, TIP, DNCE, Robin Thicke, Emeli Sandé, Prince Royce, Blood Orange, Salva, Cipha Sounds, Ross One and Bebe Rexha. The show features up-and-coming Tidal artists like Marc E. Bassy, Lil Yachty, Dave East, Kevin Garrett, Danielle Bradbery, Sir The Baptist and Levi Carter.
All proceeds will benefit education-focused nonprofits, including Shawn Carter Foundation, #YESWECODE – An Initiative of the Dream Corps, Building Bridges to Wealth, LitWorld, Music and the Brain, Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy and Usher’s New Look.
Tidal, which is owned by Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, costs $9.99 a month for its standard plan and $19.99 for high fidelity music. It is the exclusive streaming home of Beyonce’s “Lemonade” visual album, as well as new releases from a diverse range of performers including Jason Aldean, Rihanna, Nick Jonas and the late Prince.