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Beyoncé’s new album, “Lemonade,” has already given a big boost to the streaming service Tidal.

Within hours of the album’s release, Tidal, which is the only place you can listen to “Lemonade” for now, shot toward the top of Apple’s App Store rankings.

Tidal’s app was number 12 as of Sunday morning, though it wasn’t even listed in the top apps list before “Lemonade” dropped. However, Tidal hasn’t cracked the top apps list for Android yet.

Tidal is a streaming music service owned in part by several famous artists, most notably Beyoncé’s husband Jay Z. The service is pretty much the same as Spotify and Apple Music, but it does offer several exclusives. For example, it’s the only streaming service where you can get all of Prince’s music. Prince’s death last week also helped give Tidal some momentum in the App Store, but “Lemonade” seems to have pushed it over the top.

Still, it hasn’t really caught on like Spotify and Apple Music have. At last count, Tidal only had 3 million subscribers, while Spotify has 30 million subscribers and Apple Music has 11 million.

To highlight the power of Beyoncé, even Prince’s death last week didn’t push Tidal into the top charts. In fact, the app remained more-or-less buried in the App Store rankings. (Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of people chose to pirate Prince’s albums instead.)

If you don’t want to wait for “Lemonade” to hit iTunes, Amazon, or other services, you can test Tidal for free for 30 days. A subscription costs $9.99 per month.

This story originally appeared on Business Insider. Copyright 2016

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