Last night, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was packed with stars to celebrate TIDAL reaching the 1 million subscriber mark. (For comparison’s sake, Spotify sits around 20 million paid subscribers, and Apple Music recently announced they currently have 6.5 million who stayed on after the three-month free trial period was over.) Because so many major celebrities have a stake in the company, it was in their best interest to throw a big benefit show to keep the streaming service’s name on everyone’s mind: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Nas, Usher, Rick Ross, and more all made appearances. Bey and Nicki did their live debut of “Feeling Myself,” Usher came out to perform his new protest song “Chains” with Nas, Jay performed alongside Fabolous. Video from the show isn’t online for everyone to see at this point, but if you have a TIDAL subscription (?!), you can check out the highlights there. It’s also livestreaming in an unhelpful loop for non-subscribers:
Jay Z also was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel yesterday, as the show is being shot in Brooklyn this week. He sat down for an interview before the concert got underway, then walked over Kimmel and the rest of the audience to Barclays Center. His performance of “Empire State Of Mind” and Usher and Nas doing “Chains” was aired on TV. Watch those, plus the interview segments, below.