Jay-Z announces new album with Samsung deal

Jay-Z announces new album with Samsung deal

Credit: Getty Images for Made With Elast

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Jay-Z attends the 10th anniversary party of Billionaire Boys Club presented by HTC at Tribeca Canvas on June 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Made With Elastic)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM

NEW YORK -- Jay-Z is teaming up with Samsung to release his new album, unveiling a three-minute commercial during the NBA finals on Sunday and announcing a deal that will give the music to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones.

The new album, called "Magna Carta Holy Grail," will be free for the first 1 million android phone owners who download an app for the album. Those who do so will get the album on July 4, three days before its official release, according to a Sunday statement.

Samsung is a leader in the mobile phone market and has been steadily chipping away at Apple's share of the market with its Galaxy phones. The deal with Jay-Z is yet another example of how mobile companies are using music to lure new consumers.

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