Beyonce and SZA have become the latest artists to have old music wrapped up and presented as new by scammers.
Two albums of old Beyonce songs, demos and other rarities – credited to Queen Carter and titled ‘Have Your Way’ and ‘Back Up, Rewind’ – appeared on streaming services last night. Meanwhile, a collection of leaked SZA demos, titled ‘Comethru’, was also released, credited to Sister Solana.
Commenting on the unauthorised release, SZA said on Instagram: “These are random scratches from 2015. Def not new new!” Meanwhile the President of her label, Top Dawg Entertainment’s Terrence Henderson, said on Twitter: “There is no new SZA album out. Old songs were stolen and leaked. We are currently fixing the issue”.
All three releases were quickly taken down and are no longer available. The release of these albums follows a similar incident involving Ariana Grande last month. Under the name Zandhr, an album of previously unreleased and rare songs by Grande was briefly available to stream under the title ‘Nobody Does It Better (Deluxe Version)’.
Exactly who is behind these leaks, and their motivation, is unclear.[from http://bit.ly/2lvivLP]