After a year of big press firings, hirings, controversy and varying reports on the numbers, Tidal has officially released it’s first year tallies for it’s subscribers.

As the Jay Z fronted company glides into its second year of existence, tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the famed New York City launch that pictured a host of entertainers as they signed up to be partial owners of Tidal.

Since then the streaming service has pulled in over 2.5 million subscribers in the U.S. alone.
With over a half million subscribers abroad, Tidal’s total number of subscribers now surpasses over 3 million users.

To date Tidal has a few tiers for subscribers ranging from $9.99/month to $19.99/month for hi-fidelity lossless content.
Apple with 11 million and Spotify with 30 million subscribers trump Tidal by the numbers, grossing as many as 3 to 10 times as many subscribers respectively.

But despite the ups and downs, stars like Beyoncé, Madonna, Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, and J. Cole have remained as part owners of Tidal also benefitting from the revenue earned.

Of the 3 million subscribers around 1.35 million signed up for the hi-fidelity, lossless audio/video tier ($19.99), which allows users to access about 40 million songs and 130,000 videos and live streams.