The New Album, Renaissance, Will Be Released Next Month by Beyonce

The New Album, Renaissance, Will Be Released Next Month by Beyonce

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Beyoncé will be there. This isn’t a rehearsal. This is not a drill, we say again!

After seeing unusually exciting activity on Beyoncé’s website and social media accounts, the BeyHive has been busy sleuthing and scouring the Internet for the past week.

First, her Instagram and Twitter profile symbols vanished. Then, on her website, a placeholder album art image appeared with the text “Image, B7” — B7 is the popular nickname fans have given to Bey’s then-untitled seventh album.

On June 15, Beyoncé’s foundation, the BeyGOOD Foundation, tweeted a collage of records by Black performers in honour of Black Music Month, including an album cover that doesn’t appear to exist.

The “cover” in question is a red gloved hand pointing to the left on a red background. What about the image to the left of this one in the college? B7, the 2020 album from R&B singer Brandy.

Then, in the early hours of June 16, TIDAL finally made the official announcement: Beyoncé’s seventh studio album, Renaissance, will be released on July 29. Beyoncé’s first solo album since 2016’s Lemonade will be the 16-track effort.

The New Album, Renaissance, Will Be Released Next Month by Beyonce

The Internet was thrown into disarray in a matter of hours. Beyoncé’s homecoming is on the horizon, and with it comes an exciting and unpredictable launch. Beyoncé is about to rock our worlds over the next two weeks, and we need to prepare.

Renaissance, which is referred to as “Act I” on the official all-black announcement and on Beyoncé’s website, already has merch available for pre-order – merch that adds to the album’s mystique.

Beyoncé is selling four separate Renaissance box sets, with little to no information about what’s inside or what the merchandise looks like.

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What we do know is that the box will feature a physical CD, a 28-page photo booklet, a collectible small poster, and a unisex t-shirt with this era’s art and title emblazoned on the top and inside, as well as a physical CD, a 28-page photo booklet, a collectible mini-poster, and a unisex t-shirt.

Each of the four box set selections will include a unique tee featuring Beyoncé in one of four different stances. The official Renaissance cover artwork and shirt design will be “unveiled at a later date,” according to the site.

The New Album, Renaissance, Will Be Released Next Month by Beyonce

But here’s the deal with Beyoncé. It doesn’t matter if she releases albums without warning or sells merchandise without a description. The rules don’t apply when you’re Beyoncé. And we’ll be there for everything.

Renaissance has already created hundreds of memes and elicited some of the internet’s most humorous replies. Check out some of the finest reactions to the news that Beyoncé is coming down the pike:

Beyoncé’s Last Solo Album, Lemonade, Was Released in 2016

The New Album, Renaissance, Will Be Released Next Month by Beyonce

She collaborated with her husband Jay-Z on the joint album Everything Is Love two years later, and in 2019 she curated The Lion King: The Gift.

In 2020, Disney+ premiered a musical film and visual album based on the songs of The Gift.

Beyoncé’s most recent release was the Oscar-nominated “Be Alive,” which was used in Will Smith’s film King Richar.