Tidal is currently being investigated for forging streaming numbers and subscribers.

According to reports, the streaming platform is being investigated by Norway’s economic crimes unit, Okokrim, for claims the numbers of listeners to 2016 albums by Beyonce and Kanye West, among others, were inflated.

Beyonce's "Lemonade" and Kanye's "Life Of Pablo" are being looked into. They are also being accused of paying out inflated royalties to artist’s labels.

Back in 2015, Jay-Z paid $56m (£37m) for Norwegian company Wimp, which developed Tidal. He then sold his stake to Sprint, which is owned by Japan's Softbank.

“It has been made known through media coverage that the reports relate to Tidal’s streaming service and a suspicion that someone has manipulated the number of plays of some songs,” Økokrim Attorney Elisabeth Harbo-Lervik said Monday.

“Tidal is not a suspect in the investigation,” a rep from Tidal said. 

“We are communicating with Okokrim. From the very beginning, [local newspaper] Dagens Næringsliv has quoted documents that they have not shared with us in spite of repeated requests. DN has repeatedly made claims based on information we believe may be falsified. We are aware that at least one person we suspected of theft has been questioned.”