Prince’s most popular songs are set to rock most streaming services beginning Feb. 12 — the night of the Grammy Awards, a music insider told The Post on Monday.
For the first time in 19 months, Prince’s Warner Music Group albums — including hits like “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” — will stream on Apple, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Deezer and other outlets, the insider confirmed.
The Warner songs are currently available only on Jay Z’s Tidal service.
Prince pulled his music from all streaming services in July 2015 — nine months prior to his death on April 21. For the last nine months, his estate has been working on deals to return the Purple One’s music to the various streaming services.
“The switch gets turned on for everybody during the Grammys,” the insider confirmed.
Deals for Prince’s music outside of his Warner contract, including thousands of unreleased songs presumed to be in his much-discussed “vault,” are still being negotiated, sources said.
Although there has been much speculation surrounding Apple Music as a potential Prince streamer, Spotify seemed to have tipped its hand by posting ads in the New York City subway on Monday that featured its logo against a distinctly Prince-purple backdrop.
Adding to Prince fever is speculation that a Grammy tribute will include performances by Bruno Mars, Rihanna and The Weeknd.