Kanye West's latest album has already been illegally downloaded more than half a million times, estimates Torrent Freak, BBC reports.
The artist released The Life of Pablo on Jay-Z's music streaming service Tidal two days ago.
Thousands of subscribers have complained that they have been unable to download the album, despite paying for it.
It is currently one of the most popular music downloads on The Pirate Bay.
The new material appears twice in the controversial file-sharing site's top 10 music downloads, despite Kanye West himself tweeting that it would only be available on Tidal.