Music icon Beyoncé has revealed the release date for her highly anticipated seventh studio album.
Since her debut with Destiny’s Child in the 90s, Mrs Carter has captivated music listeners worldwide.
From her iconic music videos to her groundbreaking album catalogue, the multi-hyphenate artist has thoroughly made her mark as a legend in the music industry.
Over the last six years, the Crazy In Love singer has focused on other ventures, such as her successful clothing brand IVY PARK and collaborative albums, including Everything Is Love and Black Is King.
However on 9 June, the music juggernaut stopped the world when she removed her profile pictures across her social media platforms.
At the time, one Twitter user wrote: “If Beyoncé drops an album tonight at midnight, I’m unavailable for the rest of the month.”
Another fan tweeted: “BEYHIVE GET TF OUT OF HIBERNATION. BEYONCÉ IS COMING. I REPEAT. BEYONCÉ IS COMING.”
While the move certainly turned heads, Queen B remained mum on the topic until a few days later.
On 14 June, Beyoncé surprised fans when she revealed that her seventh studio album would be titled Renaissance – which is set to be released on 29 July.
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The Partition singer also updated her website and posted four mysterious boxes for sale.
Per the description, the box is set to include the Renaissance CD, a 28-page photo booklet, a collectable mini-poster, and a Renaissance shirt – which will feature a different pose across the four available boxes.
Even though details surrounding the 16-track album are under wraps, Beyoncé gave fans some information regarding the album in her 2021 interview with Harper’s Bazar.
“With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible,” she told the publication.
“I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare.
“One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio.”
Here’s how fans reacted to the Beyoncé’s forthcoming Renaissance era.
me reviewing my history renaissance lessons from two years ago so i can understand beyoncé’s references in her new album pic.twitter.com/mB2cAkoFpI
— reNAYssance ♓︎ (@itsbarbey) June 16, 2022
I know y’all some of y’all sleep but BEYONCÉ IS COMING pic.twitter.com/wTxpv7SL1B
— Dai (@thinkdaii) June 16, 2022
I’m telling you now, Beyoncé is about shift the entire culture of music once again! I promise you it is going to be a rebirth of music! No more TikTok beats or any of that quick release music! Whew.
— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) June 16, 2022
beyoncé fans leaving rihanna and britney spears fans in the album waiting room
— 2000s (@PopCulture2000s) June 16, 2022
BEYONCÉ IS COMING JULY 29TH THIS IS NOT A DRILL pic.twitter.com/weo5SdYQdI
— “⃝iтѕ ριмριѕн“⃝ 🅖 (@g_gabbo23) June 16, 2022
After this era, we can definitely kiss Beyoncé goodbye. She about to let us have it, and then go sit in Oprah’s backyard and pick vegetables with the kids.
— k a r y. (@itsKARY_) June 16, 2022
Beyoncé doing this extravagant ass album roll out, the anticipation, the wait, everything in music haa been restored
— The Great Negro (@jiggyjayy2) June 16, 2022
I know Anna Wintour screaming, crying, throwing that lil bob around. Beyoncé went to British Vogue and never looked back!!!! pic.twitter.com/O3K9p8rRIE
— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) June 16, 2022
I love that Beyoncé remade the music industry with the unannounced digital drop and now she’s remaking it again by showing the girls what it means to do promo and have a legitimate roll out. An icon. A legend. She is the moment.
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) June 16, 2022
I just made the connection that Beyonce’s cover is a homage to Bianca Jagger arriving on a horse at Studio 54 in 1977. We really are getting a disco/dance album. pic.twitter.com/GADQJPuFvQ
— Sisa (@TheTitanBaddie) June 16, 2022
it’s time. I’m back on my bullshit. It’s about to get real nasty for the next year on this account. It’s Beyoncé over morals over here. pic.twitter.com/BW8yaxCQLB
— RENAISSANCE (@clearlyiconic) June 16, 2022
wait so now when ppl look back on “the renaissance era” we’ll have to ask if they meant da vinci or beyoncé 😭
— 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞 (@arxhiiie) June 16, 2022